Coding etc - Attrition and non-commercial use for our sites ??

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The other night a thought came to which I was curious and that was ...

Many times in the forum members ask questions on coding/scripting/problems, and we then have all the wonderful answers/help from the Yola team plus other members, some of which supply code etc to us to use (ie scrolling boxes, image galleries or whatever).
Did follow up on a couple, and found some do require (if used) attribution to the designer of them. Plus, some are under the 'Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike' so cannot use on commercial/business websites - I realise most are written by Yola members but some are not.
And wondered if it was at all possible that all those lovely 'helpers' who supply the codes etc to us, let us know, if from elsewhere, and if we can use/or not, as would hate to be using something and then find later on in trouble for 'not doing the right thing'.
Just a little thing, but then again, perhaps not? For newer members this may be something they are not aware of?
Would be interested to know on this.

Many thanks JC
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  • unsure actually on this point?

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SilverX

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Yes, that's a good point.

Some of the codes, especially Java scripts which people put on this forum are from other commercial web sites such as DynamicDrive. I checked my reply log, and no, I haven't put any JS here.

The other thing is privacy. As JC said, it's really a good idea to say whether the code is their own, allowed to ure commercially, etc. Let's say we add a comment box code issued by another web site, in this forum. Perhaps new members never notice that they are using a 'service' from another site. How we can make sure that that site protect commenters' email addresses, etc ?
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Hi Silverx, yes that is what I mean. Wonder how many users are actually using items which should not be used, on commercial or otherwise? Feel people posting need to advise this.
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Just thought I would bring this subject to the fore again, for the new people using and others 'posting' coding .
JC
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Hi JC, I make all of my scripts and CSS codes! :) And if I get one from another site, I usually modify it and I keep the little attribution in it. But I hardly get codes from other sites, I am really experienced with jQuery and I make lots of scripts.

But, for my site, I have some Terms for my codes. If someone uses a code form my site there are required to keep the attribution at the top of the code. If it is a script the attribution may look like this:

<script type="text/javascript">
/***********************************************
* NAME OF SCRIPT - By Free Scripts & HTML Codes
* This notice MUST stay intact for use, at the TOP of this code
* Visit Free Scripts & HTML Codes at URL for this script and much more
***********************************************/

<<SCRIPT HERE>>

</script>

See? But I will add in stuff like where it says "URL" that will be my site's domain and for the "NAME OF THIS SCRIPT" that will say the actual name. Oh, and "SCRIPT HERE" will be the actual script.

Sincerely,
Nathan
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Great Nathan. Reason I said this - saw some scripts etc put up and when I copied and followed thehtml to other site, saw that had to be said who did. Again can't wait for your 'upload'
JC
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Yeah, lots of people get codes from JavaScript Kit and DynamicDrive. But it's not really an 'upload' just a 'release' because I'm not really uploading anything :)
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Hello JC

You've made a great point! I think it's always wise to give credit where credit is due and to share the link back to the original source. Also good to read up on the TOS of the designer to ensure that you're not violating the terms laid out. You can also contact the source for special permission as some of them are willing to share depending on the circumstance.