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You're saying "make them do double the work".

And I have no idea what you are talking about with this "on other systems" bit.

Here, Reminder: Donation Options and Guidelines at Nexus mods and community

 

I don't think I even need to mention this one, which caused big drama recently to the point it reached the media when big MOD authors jumped ship (reached a point Nexus tried to steal and publish files without permission...), An important notice and our future plans for collections at Nexus mods and community

 

There been more than enough changes to policies and systems to annoy authors. How are they doing double the work?


Edited by IKobi, 24 June 2022 - 12:22 AM.


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That first link is simply Nexus reminding authors that they can't bypass Nexus rules by having the rule-breaking parts off-site but linking to them from here.  It's a reminder that such exploits are not allowed.  It isn't a change, just a warning that enforcement is about to increase.

 

The second required no extra work for the mod authors and was necessary to make Collections work.

 

Support has no similarities.  Nexus users are not kept from getting support by it being on a different site.  They just have to make an account for that site if they want to use it.  Nexus has no need to cater to "but my information...." complainers.  If you're worried, just use fake information on the other sites.

 

As for how are they doing "double the work?".   Maintaining two support sites with two bug report methods and having to answer the same questions over and over at both sites.   Why should they have to do that so that you don't have to create an account elsewhere?



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That first link is simply Nexus reminding authors that they can't bypass Nexus rules by having the rule-breaking parts off-site but linking to them from here.  It's a reminder that such exploits are not allowed.  It isn't a change, just a warning that enforcement is about to increase.

 

The second required no extra work for the mod authors and was necessary to make Collections work.

 

Support has no similarities.  Nexus users are not kept from getting support by it being on a different site.  They just have to make an account for that site if they want to use it.  Nexus has no need to cater to "but my information...." complainers.  If you're worried, just use fake information on the other sites.

 

As for how are they doing "double the work?".   Maintaining two support sites with two bug report methods and having to answer the same questions over and over at both sites.   Why should they have to do that so that you don't have to create an account elsewhere?

If you took the time to read the articles you would see what I mean. The first article is a reminder for you, to changes to guidelines that bothered modders age ago.

 

The second article is the most recent example, and there's is nothing about collections that spells useful and good for modding, most collections we have to date are untested and unstable, some of them have MODs that aren't even supposed to work together. So collections hasn't done anything to make modding easier (as Nexus states), if anything if only served to lose MOD authors over a useless feature that is causing more problems than solving.

 

The authors are not maintaining anything, answering the same questions is the bread and butter of every day author (is why some MOD pages have over 5 stickies).

 

Not to mention duplicate entries happen regardless of using one platform or two, and there are options available on Nexus to avoid that.

 

But honestly I don't wanna waste my day arguing about this, if Nexus wanna keep getting neglected is fine by me, we should deprecate the bug tracker that is never used (and wasn't even updated along the rest of the website) and restrict the post section to author FAQs since no one cares about feedback and support on Nexus.



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Don't be absurd.  The mod authors who want to use Nexus for support care about feedback and support on Nexus.  The ones who want to use GitHub care about feedback and support on GitHub.  The ones who want to use Discord care about feedback and support on Discord and the ones that use their own personal sites care about it on their own sites.

 

They have no reason to cater to your expectations.



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That first link is simply Nexus reminding authors that they can't bypass Nexus rules by having the rule-breaking parts off-site but linking to them from here.  It's a reminder that such exploits are not allowed.  It isn't a change, just a warning that enforcement is about to increase.

 

The second required no extra work for the mod authors and was necessary to make Collections work.

 

Support has no similarities.  Nexus users are not kept from getting support by it being on a different site.  They just have to make an account for that site if they want to use it.  Nexus has no need to cater to "but my information...." complainers.  If you're worried, just use fake information on the other sites.

 

As for how are they doing "double the work?".   Maintaining two support sites with two bug report methods and having to answer the same questions over and over at both sites.   Why should they have to do that so that you don't have to create an account elsewhere?

If you took the time to read the articles you would see what I mean. The first article is a reminder for you, to changes to guidelines that bothered modders age ago.

 

The second article is the most recent example, and there's is nothing about collections that spells useful and good for modding, most collections we have to date are untested and unstable, some of them have MODs that aren't even supposed to work together. So collections hasn't done anything to make modding easier (as Nexus states), if anything if only served to lose MOD authors over a useless feature that is causing more problems than solving.

 

The authors are not maintaining anything, answering the same questions is the bread and butter of every day author (is why some MOD pages have over 5 stickies).

 

Not to mention duplicate entries happen regardless of using one platform or two, and there are options available on Nexus to avoid that.

 

But honestly I don't wanna waste my day arguing about this, if Nexus wanna keep getting neglected is fine by me, we should deprecate the bug tracker that is never used (and wasn't even updated along the rest of the website) and restrict the post section to author FAQs since no one cares about feedback and support on Nexus.

 

if i were you, i'd send a nice email to the mods and ask them to hide this entire thread, because honestly, it's embarassing.

i'll put it down to you having a bad day. i hope whatever upset you gets resolved soon. stay safe.



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This thread has unfortunately become very unconstructive very quickly. While I understand the OP's original point, it seems to have turned into a bit of a rant beyond that. 

 

Mod authors aren't obligated to provide support with their mods and have the choice to include the comment section on the page or not. If they don't have comments enabled, you can always post in the relevant game forum for assistance. 






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