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byyaksushi, April 10, 2014
My review would be 5 stars when this component was supported. The admin has not logged onto the support forum for jcomments since December 2013 and it is full of spam. I have also started receiving a ton of spam comments with this component on my website, the capcha is broken. If support was there and the component still updated it would be a 5 star but without this component is useless.
byyaksushi, June 7, 2012
I've been using K2 for over 3 years now and it is a good component as long as you don't run into issues. Trying to get help in the forums is mind numbingly slow. It's usually only one mod helping everyone "thanks William". There are several legitimate bugs posted in the forums and the Dev never responds. Too bad because the platform it self is great, but there is a serious lack of support.
Owner's reply

Actually, K2 is one if the most actively developed extensions in the Joomla! community. There is of course a separate bug tracker for that, but all bugs reported in the forums are monitored. Of course, most of the times, they're not real bugs but they are just generic Joomla! usage issues, which some users believe are K2 related (they aren't obviously).

Lastly, if you are making money off K2, then consider hiring some of the companies listed in the forum to help you out, or just post your project in the related forum board on Don't expect that the K2 dev team will solve project specific issues you might have, neither will any other open source project.

byyaksushi, June 7, 2012
FirstFriend for JomSocial
I've been using first friend for several years now, and recently had to update after migrating my site to 2.5. The component it self works good but they are seriously lacking in documentation. Luckily I was able to get answers quickly through the contact forms. If they had good documentation this review would have been 5 stars.
Owner's reply

We have taken note of the lack of documentation and re-worked the component to contain much more documentation and instruction.

We have also changed the way letters/rules and friending work to be more of a step by step procedure so that it's easier to follow.

If you ever have any questions or need hands on help you can call us directly at 971-832-9327 or email us at

Please note that we do keep standard business hours so angry emails about a lack of response on the weekend or late night are really unfair. We do offer Urgent methods for contact under our contact list for true emergencies..

byyaksushi, June 7, 2012
Latest Xmap 2.2.1 creates duplicate links for Kunena. It creates both index and non index url's. This issues was fixed in 1.5 by one of the Kunena developers but was not transferred into the newest Joomla 2.5 compatible Xmap. Very disappointing, I've posted messages on the Xmap forum and contacted them. No response...