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    cigarsforless got a reaction from ozEworks Support in USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 (official support thread)   
    sadly it seems that all the apps made over decades in support of the original versions of osCommerce are no longer available online via this site.
    while I understand the new owners want to move forward, tossing out access to all the legacy addons is nonproductive in my humble opinion.
    At least the forum is still here (for now?)
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    cigarsforless reacted to ozEworks Support in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    I distinctly remember Vadym promising me when we skyped about V4 that the Addons for legacy osCommerce versions would remain accessible.
    They were available from a subdomain called apps.oscommerce.com, (previously addons.oscommerce.com).  apps.oscommerce.com is now being redirected to app.oscommerce.com. It is therefore reassuring to know this content has not been deleted. 
    I don’t quite follow the issue of it being technically impossible to keep “apps”operational on a LINUX server given subdomains can have their own PHP environments defined.  Albeit the similar names would be confusing. Reverting to addons.oscommerce.com would be more workable. But if it is impossible then I suggest they be loaded to a new domain alltogether. I am happy to hand over ownership of oscommerce.cc for that use.  We can imagine cc to mean community contributions, a nod to their original name. 
    I should also point out that, apart from the fact people do need them, you use their existence in your marketing. You cannot claim to have 9,169 Addons for legacy osCommerce if they in fact no longer exist.
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    cigarsforless reacted to rainton in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    Create an archive area and not destroy 20 years of history.
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    cigarsforless reacted to Jack_mcs in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    @VladMalThat's disappointing. There is still a large number of shops using the old version and they may not be ready to move to V4 yet. I think they will feel abandoned.  And the older versions are still considered Oscommerce. Just my opinion but I think deleting those was a mistake.
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    cigarsforless reacted to ozEworks in USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 (official support thread)   
    Thanks to everyone for picking up on this.
    As I understand it, USPS gained their trademark registration for the terms "Priority Mail" and "Priority Mail Express" hence the change from a trademark to a registered trademark. Note that the International services are still not registered so we have that change to deal with at some time in the future.
    As noted above, any instances of TM for these services need to change to RM.  However in some other USPS module versions,  you would be changing tradmrk to regimark.  And it is only matters if you actually use these services (although it makes sense for all USPS users to patch their modules).
    Hope this helps some poor soul in the future especially now the Add Ons are gone.  I have taken the liberty of adding the zip file that Tom provided to our blog post in case it disappears from here.   See https://www.ozeworks.com/usps-does-it-again/
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    cigarsforless got a reaction from ozEworks Support in USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 (official support thread)   
    sadly it seems that all the apps made over decades in support of the original versions of osCommerce are no longer available online via this site.
    while I understand the new owners want to move forward, tossing out access to all the legacy addons is nonproductive in my humble opinion.
    At least the forum is still here (for now?)
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    cigarsforless got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 (official support thread)   
    YAY! that worked, I owe you a beer for sure
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    cigarsforless reacted to Demitry in New management and osCommerce v4   
    In fact, osCommerce is unusable without the Addons. Congratulations! You have inadvertently stumbled upon one of the main reasons why osC flat-lined.

    The osC Marketplace is saturated with old & expired addons that are poorly coded with little to no conformity to any osC coding standards. Then there are the Zombie Phoenix addons and addon updates that support a spin-off eComm software. And now, it is no longer monitored so we have spammers posting garbage like the two screenshots below. Additionally, the search feature stopped working in Firefox for some reason, though it still works in Chrome. And you want to keep this? Really?? smh

    I think that all addons for version 2.2.x should be removed. If you have osC v 2.2 on PHP5.x, you have gravely neglected your store and you are not doing any justice for your customers.
    All addons for osC v2.3.x should have a 12 to 24-month end-of-life time-line starting with the release date of osCv4. This gives everyone time to either download the addons they still have not for their legacy version, or switch over to v4 if they chose to do so. osCv4 addons should be completely separate, tested, and monitored for quality, code conformity & consistency, and relevance/usefulness.
    However, if osCv4 is going to adopt the same failed business model as its predecessor, then by all means, keep the Marketplace as is, ..and all the issues and store-owner dependencies that come with it. Applying the same methodologies of a software that flat-lined, to a software refresh is the definition of insanity. That's a reference to an Albert Einstein quote.
    Personally, I have a lot of time & effort invested in all the addons that I contributed to osCommerce over the years. Regardless, I have no attachments to them and would gladly let them all go just to see osCommerce start fresh with a new slate and a better market & business strategy.

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    cigarsforless reacted to GetSirius in USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 (official support thread)   
    I hope some kind person will guide us on how to cure OldPete's issue. I also use what I assume is an older version of this addon. Has worked fine for me so I never gave it a thought. Do we need to upgrade or is there a way to change the code of this version so it will continue to work after USPS changes?
    THANK YOU to anyone who is willing to help!
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    cigarsforless reacted to Jack_mcs in View Counter   
    No, I haven't. There isn't a specific version for Phoenix, so a few core changes would be needed. And those changes would have to be made manually. The instructions for the Frozen version should be close enough to do that.  There is a version for Phoenix in the works but I don't have a date for that.
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    cigarsforless got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in [CONTRIBUTION] Ultimate SEO URLs v2.1 - by Chemo   
    yep, just edited includes/functions/href_link.php with the changed function and all is good
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    cigarsforless got a reaction from raiwa in KissIT Image Thumbnailer Support   
    lol, am blind without enough coffee in the mornings
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    cigarsforless reacted to peterpil19 in Easy Discount   
    Hey Jim,
    Check this one by @swguy https://apps.oscommerce.com/QdusL&quantity-discounts-for-osc-phoenix
    This one works perfectly in my store (version It's an excellent add on. No core code changes required.
    There's also this one: https://apps.oscommerce.com/XpyA1&better-together-for-phoenix
    I haven't used that one recently, but it was working fine in later versions of Phoenix.
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    cigarsforless reacted to phi148 in Multi_Vendor_Shipping new thread   
    I don't believe this has been done yet, but I also would be interested in this... if and when I upgrade to Phoenix. 
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    cigarsforless reacted to motorcity in Multi_Vendor for bootstrap version   
    Begging your pardon if this annoys anyone, I got the impression you are all interested in upgrading Multi Vendor Shipping to a osc 2.3.4 Bootstrap compatible version.
    I'm a store owner running MVS (currently 2.2RC2A) for many years now. I'm not a coder, but I am determined.
    So far my test install of MVS on BS works pretty well except for the shipping estimators; you can see kymation's reply http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/101973-multi-vendor-shipping-new-thread/page-246
    I'm hoping there is some chance of us working together.
    I don't have a test website set up that is accessible to the public but I'm willing to share that and possibly open the code up on github if there's some interest.
    Thanks for listening.
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    cigarsforless reacted to phi148 in Multi_Vendor_Shipping new thread   
    I do have it operational after working with @Demitry on merging all the changes in.  I think that Demitry may have been packaging up the changes to post an update to the community.  I'm not sure if he has that ready yet or not.
    If not, it just takes patience, testing and merging ... but it does work :)
    I think MVS should be part of the base OSCommerce package in my opinion!
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    cigarsforless reacted to Demitry in Multi_Vendor_Shipping new thread   
    Ray, Bill, Jim,
    I have done a lot of work to this module to get it fixed, improved, and adapted to BS Edge as well as PHP7.1, however, almost three weeks back my laptop hard-drive died. I just got my new laptop a few days ago and have been working on getting everything back to what I had. This means that the BS Edge release of this addon will take a bit more time. Luckily I had most of my stuff backed up, ...but not everything. Though the most updated files for this addon are on my test server and I will be able to repackage them along with screenshots and much more.
    The problem I ran into that I could not resolve, before my laptop hard-drive crashed, was that upon proceeding to the checkout_payment.php page, the system would end the session and log me out of my account landing me on the login.php page. I had not resolved this problem and will need to before completing the new release. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    And Bill, Thank you for your help on this module, as well as for saying that this MVS addon should be a standard part of every osCommerce release. I wish more people would make an issue of this, perhaps eventually it will not fall on deaf ears. Thumbs up to you for that!
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    cigarsforless reacted to peterpil19 in Time for a Bottom Up Rebuild?   
    Not sure I can agree with that. Phoenix is the latest iteration of osCommerce by any definition. It is much more advanced than considering the changes that have been made to its codebase. Hooks, modular functionality and layout, responsive design, PHP 7+ etc. 
    Yes it has been around 5 years and the challenges I outlined above has continued to persist and continues to undermine the launch of each version, yet Gary and others (including you) have continued to support the project to our collective benefit despite homeground disadvantages! That fact 5 years has gone by is an absolute credit to Gary and others.
    Just the other day a 75 year old gentleman posted to this forum asking for help. He had installed 2.3.4 and appeared stuck.  I hope not, but I reckon we lost him  (just like we lose many others) when he was told he had installed the wrong version from cPanelx followed by the requisite elaborate explanation to instruct him which version to install and how to go about it. So I come to the forum after installing the official version to be told, don't do that, install the non-official version.  This gentleman was someone who took the time to  actually install osCommerce. As I said, there would be countless others in the market for a cart like osCommerce who are seeing the official dated, non-responsive, demo and choosing an alternative. We never even get a chance to speak to them and it is our own fault.
    Just imagine you turn up to a stadium with tickets to watch the official team play.  You present your tickets and get told - yes that is the official team but they are really bad and out of shape. You really should see the other non-official team play, they are younger and much better and you will enjoy it more! You think to yourself - that can't be right so you go watch the official team play and are disappointed. You don't come back again. Why on earth are they selling tickets for the official team and why is the non-official team not the official team?!
    There is definitely a sizeable market for this type of shopping cart. Google proves it. The sheer number of websites built on osCommerce and comparable carts proves it. The market is large enough to sustain Phoenix if we fix some fundamental issues like I mentioned above. We do not need millions of members. yes, if we wanted that, things might need to change. But you need to crawl before you walk and right now perhaps crawling is what is needed so we can learn how to walk again. I definitely do not agree that the market is limited to just a few enthusiasts.
    Understandably given your tenure and clear passion for osCommerce, you are entitled to feeling jaded. However I hope you continue to support Phoenix with your add ons and passion.
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    cigarsforless reacted to Fredi in Support thread for Bootstrap V4 Oscommerce Administration v2.3.4.1 CE   
    The administrator has not changed since almost his birth. The community needs to decide which format of the Site Administrator should be taken as a modern basic framework - as the official version of the osCommerce BS, HTML5, PHP-7, supported by the community.
    There is another good version of the administration panel available developed by SoloMono. We all have to make a decision together. And based on this, adapt existing modules to the generally accepted format. No need to spray power on many different versions. Let's choose one and develop it together.
    We need to combine our strength, knowledge and experience. We need to remember how we started this almost 20 years ago. This will be the reanimation of osCommerce and our common success.
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    cigarsforless reacted to Guest in CSV Product Upload   
    Use Easy Populate