Thank you for going through all these installation steps. Of course I agree that single install package for all needed features is more convenient than “integration” of several selected extensions. The problem is that different people need different “single install packages”. Even for “commenting” that seems so simple and that in fact is not simple at all. – This is why yvComment documentation (including history of changes) is so long.
Let me ask you if you want _one_ Captcha for your site (for Comments, for Login form, for some Contact form…) of you prefer different Captchas for different tasks? Or maybe you like to have one set of Smileys for comments and another – for News? … This is exactly why such extensions like Captcha and Smiley are not built into yvComment package: they are for the whole Joomla! site a not for Comments only.
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