### UPDATED VERSION 2.50 ###
First, the lengths to which the author goes to protect the credit link in the front is nothing short of amazing - encoding it along with parts of the interface with base64 is borderline GPL violation to say nothing of potential security risk.
Good functionality with some very bad UI ideas.
1) I'm sorry that you were not able to customize jVoteSystem to your needs, but at least you didn't experience any problems in functionality and you didn't encounter some bugs. This is what matters, right? Therefore i'm really disappointed by this review.
2) why didn't you try contact us via support forums? Usually you can expect a fast answer and feature proposals are going to be implemented asap (if reasonable).
3) the encoded parts are removed within v2.05, sorry for that.
And always remember: the component has been developed in our spare time and it is for free!
JVoteSystem has thoroughly impressed me.. not just with the features they have implemented but with the ease of use. Troubles with v.2.03 are long gone and the devs upgrade to v.2.04 quickly put those worries to ease. Practically right out of the box! It's simple for anyone to navigate around it's features and uses and adds a very nice clean touch to gaining user feedback.
I have gladly sent my support to JVoteSystem and as long as they continue to improve the seemingly "unimprovable" they will continue to have my support and loyalty.
They not only have a great poll sysyem. They also provide a community forum which any question or issue is quickly replied to. This is great as customers or users of any product have that added peace of mind... knowing that their troubles can be handled by either other users of the product or by the mods/devs quickly.
Another thing that makes me happy is the language barrier in the module itself has been handled and I now know what it says! =P
I big thanks especially for fixing that!
Overall, I would and will quickly recommend this extension to friends and anyone else looking for such an item. Please note: I am extremely picky when it comes to the use and features of such things.
Thanks JVoteSystem.. you guys are awesome.
Hello, I'm sorry but at the moment I had no time to response the posts in the support forum. I will do it in a few days. A lot of problems are already fixed up in the new version 2.00. I will publish it soon.
Thank you for your patience,
One small observation, though: your component is GPL, which means one can modify it as he/she wants and can distribute the modifications under the same terms. You cannot forbid them to modify a component unless they make a donation, this is not how it works.
Again, great job!
Although there are a few bugs, they are not critical. The Polls are configured in a very robust fashion which makes for good stability.
One downside is that this is not a module so can't be hooked up to your site, rather it's a menu item or can be copied and pasted into your article using the jVote button under your article.
There is also forum support (in German) but good use of widely available free translators out there will get you by.
Well done Joomess! I look forward to your module version!
Well put together.
The interface of this extensions is FAR more complicated than it needs to be.
All of the options are fully open and not collapsible, which makes for a wall of text and radio buttons that is difficult to navigate.
The answers are in a completely different section of the component than the questions, meaning you have to manage them separately and connect them.
The answers are entirely separate from each other. I imagine eventually having a HUGE amount of questions to only a few questions.
Polls are non-modular, which means that the placement is left entirely to the user and the WYSIWYG editor. Most users are barely competent with using editors, and module placement is being left to them in the editor? Not only is it a poor method for placing modules, but it's extremely prone to frustrating the user (due to not being able to "place" the module with almost any precisions) but also frustrating the webmaster who will eventually have to rescue the user and manage all of the poor layouts being created.
I can understand you, but you did never contact the support!
Please contact the developer and we can solve the problems.
Then you would know that I'm currently improving the backend.
I will release the new version in a few days.
It's not fair to give such a bad voting and review without asking me. Please create a new post in my forum.
Pros: Flexibility, spam-protection, support, unique features, simplicity in use.
Cons: Nothing significant. When upgrading, I have to re-upload the css file to keep the poll layout the same as before.
A most excellent extension.
Quite easy to set up and there is a great support when there is a minor problem.
Friendly and willing to help quickly when one is in a hurry, like I was :)
I can absolutely recommend this component.