There are way too many people copying ideas, or just plain re-creating the wheel. I don't mind if you make something because it doesn't work and acts as though a five year old made it with crayons and yarn. But, if there is a viable working, and continued developmental plugin going on... there is no point in re-creating it. Especially since this is an open source community. Sure it's good practice to make something existing or use parts (with permission) for learning. But, don't release it if you can simply fork and alter the original, or come to means with the original creator about why this aspect of their plugin could be better. Oh, but you're just jealous of blah blah... No, I'm not jealous of anything, I love when people create things because I've inspired them, or they are just inspired in general. Maybe a while back I might have had some instances of jealousy, but, maybe working three jobs has made me care less. Either way, you guys make a plugin that already exists every day, release it, and for some god forsaken reason the team allows it to be published instead of redacting it like they should or suggesting you should fork and aspire to help develop an existing plugin. There are literally 6 ~ 12 permission plugins that work, and four different versions of them. Granted I did start this shit storm (Sorry about that, It was only intended for about two weeks, turned into 6~7 months), it should really be stopped. There should be no reason to have to create a bridge for everything under the sun. Tomorrow we will have another bridge that does the same thing as another bridge, or another plugin that alters groups the same way as the one to your left does. Thats how programming works though... No, thats how closed-source programming works, or better yet, cross platform programming works. This is for a single outlet, and a single object. As well as open source. So there is no reason to infringe on someone or their creations, or force your plugin to cause issues with the whole community by making a bridge. There are two bridges: Economy (This i can see as being okay, since it's natural in humans to strive to have alternate revenue streams / sources), and Permissions. Soon there will be Help, and Info (These have gained a rise in creation lately at 5 and 3) So please, stop re-creating stuff. and fork and inspire that way, your name is still on it and your ego can still exist and grow. Also, you don't have to support as much. Map renderers... are map renderers nobody supports those TL;DR This is open source projects, plz fork and stop re-creating wheel with different spokes. there are lots of frames for dose wheels nao, too many. Plz stop. Your bike will still exist if u fork and u dont need as many time to support bcoz u had tons of help. kthx. Examples of how things can be avoided: This does x but i want x Make a new plugin, now people need to support two plugins Fork plugin and add feature which can be toggled via configuration, or suggest feature (Save time, and support issues) The creator hates me Make own plugin release it, basically same plugin just different setup Fork plugin change it, send pull request, maybe the author will like your code and it will show you have a good personality. They made fun of my idea Do the above, while they may think your idea is dumb or maybe it just wasn't presented right. Show them how it works through coding and make it toggable, configuration always is a plus and is usually always guaranteed to be approved as long as it doesn't fudge other features up. EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.