270 - Add a box that tell users not to upload projects they do not have the authorization for

Ckknight and Kaelten,

Due to the increasing number of people trying to post fan updates or projects from authors they haven't even spoken to, I think it's about time a box with a red border or flashing neon green (anything that get the attention!) is added to the create project / upload file page.

Inside said box, simply remind the author that he/she cannot upload something that they haven't made or gotten the green light from the author in question.  We do not allow fan updates or "this is a mod found at X site, I now upload it here too, it was made by Z!" ...

User When Change

You must login to post a comment. Don't have an account? Register to get one!

  • Avatar of ZealotOnAStick ZealotOnAStick Jun 25, 2008 at 14:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Changed status from 'Fixed' to 'Verified'

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jun 23, 2008 at 21:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Lifetapt: its more the former that is bad

    I started off by forking an existing addon as well. & Adminstrator
    Check out my new addon, OneChoice, it helps you pick quest rewards faster.
    Developer of Ace3, OneBag3, and many other addons and libraries
    Project lead and Mac developer for the Curse Client

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jun 23, 2008 at 21:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Assign ticket to Kaelten

    Changed status from 'New' to 'Fixed'

  • Avatar of Ninix_ Ninix_ Jun 22, 2008 at 04:13 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm assuming by fan updates you mean people who just copy an addon over from another site, change the ToC number and reupload 2 days after a new patch, etc.? Or are fan updates where significant changes were made to code are included also?

    My first addon was not originally written by me, but it seemed to be abandoned (no update in about 6-7 months) and it did not work for 2.4. So, I made a small fix to make it work with the 2.4 combat log and reuploaded it with a couple new features. Since then I have picked up the addon and have added more code than the original itself had.
    You might want to clarify in whatever big flashing neon box which kinds of fan updates are OK and which are not, I think it's safe to allow people to resume development of an addon that hasn't had an update in a while.

  • Avatar of anmoch anmoch Jun 17, 2008 at 08:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Note that this should also go in the FAQ, which currently only disallows compilations, but doesn't mention fan updates and the like.

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Jun 16, 2008 at 16:43 UTC - 0 likes

    You should mention the license as well, some licenses allow you to do it w/o authorization.


  • Avatar of Zyuu Zyuu Jun 15, 2008 at 18:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Changed name from 'Add a box that tell users not to uplad projects they do not have the authorization for' to 'Add a box that tell users not to upload projects they do not have the authorization for'

    Updated description



Last updated
Mar 30, 2012
Jun 15, 2008
Verified - QA has verified that the fix has worked.
Enhancement - A change which is intended to better the project in some way
High - Strongly want to resolve in the specified milestone.

Reported by

Possible assignees