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How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate the Forge

I really, really hate the DNN-forge.

And I really, really hate how DNN-Corp handles support requests for the forge.

And I've really tried hard - for over 2 f*** years.

Status Quo

  1. Our module - 2SexyContent - is listed on the Forge - sometimes...
  2. Adding a pre-release on CodePlex disables the entry in the list in the forge (sometimes) - even though the stable version is still available!!!
  3. Our workaround-module (a special installer, used to be necessary because of bugs in DNN) - is in the forge ( - and we can't remove it because the edit-dialog doesn't open!!!
  4. If you download/install our module through an existing DNN (Host > Extensions) it will download version 5.3 - even though we released 5.5 months ago!!!
  5. If you click on details through the DNN (Host > Extensions) you will see NOTHING (an error) because a message will tell you that there is a beta version available, and because of this it will not show you the details for the non-beta!!!
  6. We've tried getting support for over 2 years now. and other contacts. Usually it's just black-hole communications (no response, nada).
  7. Sometimes we contacted people directly (no names) - and it's just "wait, we'll see, we're working on it, i'll forward..."
  8. We've been haggling for 2 F***ING YEARS!!!!! and nobody really fixes it, nobody really takes care of anything

Are we the only ones who are punished? Flame this, please!

Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 800 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (see github), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.

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