Every "problem" that people have approached me with I've fixed. Some of these problems were bonafide problems, but many weren't. That's not the most annoying thing, though. The most annoying thing is that past four or so (out of a total of thirty-two) feedbacks for the Block Open Proxy Registrants modification have been of the worst rating.
So, basically, those who are giving this modification the worst possible rating would rather do that than get their problems fixed. If the mistake was mine, I'd learn from it. If the mistake was theirs, I'd be able to rebuff their criticism. But, of course, I can't do either because they don't tell me anything. In doing so, they not only do a disservice to me - they do a disservice to anyone else running that modification.
So what if they had a problem? Are they so petty that they'd rather risk other boards have that problem than do what they can to get it fixed? Apparently.
Of course, the irony of the situation is this - that it could be one person giving me these ratings. One person creating multiple accounts and perhaps even changing their IP address each time, via proxies.
All in all, it's annoying. I was tempted, for a while, just to cease public development on the mod all-together (I'd still develop it in private, since I enjoy developing it), but upon giving it some thought, I came up with a better response. It can be found in the new FAQ for the mod:
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## Q: class101 asks "Do you really think it's decent to lose new members due to a hack bug ?"
## A: Consider what happens when you install Ptirhiik's Categories Hierarchy MOD. If there's
## a critical bug, the ENTIRE BOARD will be disabled. In this MOD, ONLY registration will
## be disabled.
## I used to think the latter would be preferable to the former. I was wrong. Board
## Administrators notice a board being disabled almost immediatly. It may be weeks or
## months, however, before they notice that registration has been disabled. By the time
## they do, they're pissed. They don't care whether the fault was their own or not, and
## they don't care whether or not the problem can be fixed. All they want is vengance -
## all they want is someone or something to blame. So they blame me and this MOD.
## So to answer the original question - no. I don't, any longer, think its "decent".
## That's why the MOD is now disabled by default.
## As for these supposed "hack bugs" - take a look at the additions to lang_admin.php.
## Take a look at the suggestions. Most of these supposed "bugs" are things that I
## can do nothing about, save for what I've already done.
## Besides, how do you think that list of suggestions was compiled, anyway? From "bug"
## reports - reports on things that aren't really "bugs" in my MOD to begin with.