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Create a Links SQL 2.0 plugin that follows all the same rules as URL Spider Pro 1.92 from Innerprise for less than the US$200 asking price of the one GT would like you to buy (when released) and you have your first sale waiting for you.

Ditto for a Pre-validator that follows the same rules as URL Indexer, also by Innerprise. I want manual submissions that meet certain criteria to be included in the directory without editorial review.
This is in bad taste, but beyond that, from what I saw of the beta spider early last year, you won't be able to compete with what GT has. When you consider how far they have come since then, it's probably even more awesome.

I'm always amazed at how some people expect something for nothing.

I'm surprised the spider is $200, since considering what it does, what it has to do, and the amount of support it's going to take to run on the wide range of platforms, it's more like a $500 or $600 program -- with the potential to sell at least a few hundred copies. It's an application in and of itself. As a custom program, you are looking at probably $15-$20,000 in development for your installation, double or triple that for a "generic" spider plug-in.

To get something like that working in a reliable, stable, and deployable format, you are probably looking at 10-12 weeks of programmer time. MINIMUM. Figure programmers work an average of 60 to 80 hours per week, and you are looking at a hefty development cost.

I'm sure that there are a line of people willing to do that just for you, and give you that program for -- ?? how much under $200 are you willing to go ?? --especially knowing that GT has one in the works, that was partially working a year ago, and which could only be significantly improved with the new libraries and formats available today.



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Couldn't have said it better myself PUGDOG! :)

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I was not for one minute suggesting that the plugins be made for me alone for under $200. That would be silly. Rather, given the huge fanfare this program enjoys, I believe there is a pent up demand for mass marketed plug-ins matching these criteria. The new plug-in archetecture of SQL 2.0 is opportunity knocking. Any enterprising programmer could easily clean up with a plug-in with such a pent up demand, especially at the right price point.

I'm not asking for something for nothing (unless it was ALREADY promised to me). I'm a consumer and I want the best value. It's called competition. Competition is good.

Mark Brasche
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I dont think it was "promised".....and as Pugdog said...$200 is ALREADY great value....if you dont like the price tag, go write the plugin yourself...

Paul Wilson. Shocked
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I dont think it was "promised"....

Paul Wilson. Shocked
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You are, and I won't. Wink

Mark Brasche
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You are, and I won't.
Sorry, I don't know what you mean by that, it doesnt seems to refer to the post.

Paul Wilson. Shocked
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