Download LC Community: trapped

Jim MacConnell jmac at
Fri Mar 10 11:34:36 EST 2017

And.. I come down on the other side of this one.
I think offering people the opportunity to register w/email is important
but.... not allowing them to see what they're getting unless they do.... not
so good. 

I routinely do not try tools if I have to give anything to try them out...
email, facebook permission, etc. Not willing to spread personal any further
than I need to.  Means I'm probably missing out on great stuff but I'm a
stong believer in try before you by without having to become "connected" to
someone/thing I may not want to have a lasting relationship with.

That said... I personally don't mind getting a periodic reminder when
checking something out along the lines of "We hope you're enjoying XXXXX. If
you haven't registered to receive important notices from YYYY yet. Please
consider doing so. This notice will disappear if you do."

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 7:55 AM
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at>
Cc: Bob Sneidar <bobsneidar at>
Subject: Re: Download LC Community: trapped

I'm all for requiring an email address to DL the community version. After
all, they are DL'ing a fully functional development application! Providing a
valid email address is the least they can do. 

Bob S

> On Mar 9, 2017, at 17:30 , Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
<use-livecode at> wrote:
> on Thu, 9 Mar 2017, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> The value of an email address is only non-zero when it's given 
>> freely. So have sign-up as an option, rather than a requirement, and 
>> the problem is very easily solved.
> Emails directions could be really useful to open a direct 
> communication link with newcomers and our LiveCode Community.
> Most of the time, new developers in this platform do not know about 
> some old but useful learning resources that longtimers take for 
> granted, so these essential resources are basically invisible for us.
> Probably one of the most eye opening information for new developers is 
> how others are using LiveCode.
> Al

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