Suggestion Message Buyers of Plugin

Discussion in 'Community Feedback and Suggestions' started by TheCrystalStar, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. this is a minor thing really.
    I feel like a lot of developers including myself will benefit from this.

    What is it?
    Well as most of you know the only way a buyer of a resource or anything resource will be notified, is when they are watching the resource. This is bad in some ways because they’ll usually only get alerts about the plugin when it’s updated unless they post in the discussion section.

    I’m proposing an idea which allows premium resource owners to quickly send alert messages about the plugin as pm or some other way idk to buyers instead of having to pm them or update it with the information.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  2. I think @Maximvdw made something similar to this, and is in his resources
  3. md_5

    Administrator Developer

    So your buyer chooses not to watch your resource but then you want to alert them despite the fact they explicitly chose not to be alerted?
  4. MiniDigger


    no, he wants to send a message without sending a fake update that only contains his message
    maybe auto subscribing to the discussion section of the resource could be a nice solution?
    edit: ew, thinking about this more and I don't think it is, since discussion is way too spammy.
    #4 MiniDigger, Mar 14, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
    • Agree Agree x 3
  5. This should be added.
  6. A time limit would need to be added too. Maybe 3 days or something?
    Edit: Just realized this makes no sense. Basically after they send a message VIA this, they wouldn't be able to send another for 3 more days.
  7. I'd say add it with a restriction; Only moderators can send out these alerts, and should be of good reason. A great time to do something like that is when a large security issue has been fixed, or something else extremely crucial has been fixed.
  8. What is the problem with the current update feature? Doesn't it notify all buyers already for the right reason? In what case would you truly need to reach them in a different form if it is not an update to the plugin?

    If they choose to ignore the updated resource notification, what good would a private message do? If you really want to easily reach your customers without forcing them into a mandatory messages, create a Discord server and send announcements there, if need be. I still wouldn't see a real reason for this, though.

    I don't believe that moderators should have to worry about parenting the developers by sending their messages. This would not only take their precious time, but also seems a bit ridiculous of an idea to be completely honest. Spigot provides us with a platform to share and post our resources, but they are not here to babysit us. We as developers are responsible for the rest of the work, not the Staff team.
  9. MiniDigger


    Moderators should have the option to alert uses if a ressource was deleted for malicious stuff.
    That's not parenting devs, that's covering up their shit and protecting users.
  10. This should be added for me.
  11. I didn’t think of that, but I guess that would be an exception.

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