Hello. Thank you for your review.
If you read the description, the second line says: "It provides a feedback / report link in articles, that pops out a form."
No one said PopFeed is a comments form. The JED renamed this category from "Article Comments & Feedback" to "Article Comments" (if I'm not mistaken).
PopFeed, as also shown by its very name, is a Feedback form.
Thank you again.
I have to note that JComments does not has any hidden links to developer's site - it has only one visible link and this link could be removed in the JComments' template. The JComments is released under GNU/GPL license and you can make modifications of the JComments' code and templates for your needs as you wish.
The link to the JComments site helps me to advertize the JComments and gives me additional motivation to improving the JComments. I have to remind that I am developing and support of the JComments since 2006 absolutely free.
I am very grateful to users who leaves the link, but if this link is unsuitable for your site - you could remove the link. In future version I am going to add an option to hide this link via JComments configuration.
If you have any extra questions regarding this link or if you want to make the donation to the JComments project you can contact me via email.
Also the database is not well organized, I could not find how to delete the 1,000 or so sample items that come with the installation, and quite a few other small issues.
The developer has great understanding of data feeds, however the user can find oneself in a pickle.
For all developers out there, make a Great free component, develop a reputation and you will get more paid work than you will want. Do not try to make money off free components, or get links etc. A good component will make people come look for you. A so-so one will make people avoid you.
The component's idea is good, and I am surprised that there aren't more components like this. But the module that goes with this is HORRIBLE!
It usurpes 1/4 of your webpage with a link to this guy's website. It shows a stupid list of countries where each and every one of your visitors came from, as if any one cares. It has a HUGE space for showing some useless traffic stats to your Visitors, as if you want every one of your visiotrs to see all that data, what is the point?
As I said good idea, terrible implementation. As soon as someone else makes a similar component this will dies out in minutes!