XenForo License Validation!

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by The Sandman, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. The Sandman

    The Sandman Administrator

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    XF license validation has been added to TAZ! XF license holders should validate their licenses here: https://theadminzone.com/license/.

    Once validated you will get a spiffy new banner (once MorgannaMorganna gets around to writing the css for it) and access to download XF resources, which will henceforth be restricted to verified license holders.

    This change should mean that even more XenForo resources will be available on TAZ! :)
     
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  2. Lisa

    Lisa The Black Widow

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  3. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Gaming Geek

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    ooo nice, ive validated mine. I looked forward to the new banner

    edit: ooo banner looks smexy :D
     
  4. Lisa

    Lisa The Black Widow

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    :watchingyou2:

    Not done yet, fixing up the RM :p
     
  5. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    That's pretty nifty, added. :)
     
  6. DirtRider

    DirtRider bah humbug

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    Very nice all done
     
  7. Deathstarr

    Deathstarr Forum Owner

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    Done and Added
     
  8. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    Out of curiosity.. What if a license expires?
     
  9. Sheldon

    Sheldon Habitué

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    You still own the license.
     
  10. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    Oh, it's one of those licenses where you only renew for support / updates then.
     
  11. AWS

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    When it expires you can continue to use the version available at the time it expired forever if you wish. If a new got to have version comes out then you purchase a renewal to get access to download it.
     
  12. Lisa

    Lisa The Black Widow

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    I'm not going through the thread quoting, but basically this is how it is:-

    The ability to verify XF licences is available; so TAZ has made use of it. This is down to a number of people contacting us to say they would be more inclined to

    a) Submit resources if they were sure only verified XF users could download them
    b) Be more likely to offer support to people asking for help if they knew for certain the people asking were licence holders.

    If the ability to verify licences for the other paid software - IPB, WBB, vB - we would offer the same for them too.

    Where free software is concerned, it's not an issue as it's freely available to anyone who wants it - without requiring a paid-for licence.
     
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  13. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    Exactly. :)
     
  14. Deimos

    Deimos Devotee

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    Never even thought about resource downloads
    Yea, I can see why it's a good idea now, then. :)
     
  15. Lisa

    Lisa The Black Widow

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    See, we do have reasons behind what we do ;)
     
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  16. Deimos

    Deimos Devotee

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    But there's no VB badge, I suspect an agenda and a conspiracy, you immoral lot! :p
     
  17. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    LOL, no it's because IB does not offer it and has no API to do so. Something which I would like to see though.
     
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  18. Mark.B

    Mark.B Tazmanian

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    That's true, but there is no way for public sites to validate vB licenses.
     
  19. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    Well their should be, just like XF has done. :)
     
  20. Mark.B

    Mark.B Tazmanian

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    There should, but I can pretty much guarantee there never will be. It isn't something I could see the company having any interest in paying someone to code.