* to explain how to do it |
* to suggest an alternative way to arrive at a solution
* to provide a minor code change that, while it would require me documenting it, would provide a solution
You have repeatedly stated your opinion you expect us to tell you how to change the code to suit your needs even after I explained how the code is written so I do not think I put words into your mouth here. No software is written the way everyone wants it. Thats just a fact. You can think of the lack of this feature you need however you wish but I can tell you in the few years this application has been around I have never heard not one of our customers need something like this. Your basically looking for a third set of permissions structures. We had customers want groups to have a specific number of free ads and we added that in as well as a max ads setting which I thought was weird but we added it. First time I have heard of how you want it to work. The payment structure has not changed in quite awhile. I beleive when I first started working with this application it was very raw. Payment was a global switch and I moved it into a usergroup permission years ago with the future notion that since the price is set in categories then payment would not be needed for every category.
There is no minor code change to do what you want. Beleive me if I could tell you one or two lines of code to make you happy I would have done so. Hense something as major as adding in a whole new level of permission structures takes minimum a new database field and changing of multiple files and some new code to define everything.
I can tell you I am very receptive to customers ideas and add in alot of what they want but it is not going to happen overnight thats for sure. When I get some time as I previously stated I can look into what might need to be done. I have some ideas on the top of my head for sure.