Just curious but what does it mean when it says "not verified" next to a posters name?
@Jared F In some cases, such as mine, it means that the software was purchased through an enterprise IT department so the purchase details do not match my name.
Hi aka Jared,
There are two easy ways to get you to be you on the forum. If a purchaser bought the key for you they can assign the key (https://blog.xojo.com/2013/07/04/assigning-xojo-licenses-to-your-team/ ) to your account, then your info will be relayed in the forum.
Or if your purchaser just gave you the log in for the account, I can add you as an additional contact and make that the default contact in that account. Or you can do this yourself via the Contacts page (https://xojo.com/account/contact/ ) in your account.
If you have questions or want me to take care of this for you PM me or email me firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!
Question: If your license expires, do become "not verified" again?
Maybe I'm being cynical, but it seems to me that a principal function of the "not verified" designation is to create a group of second class citizens on the forum: the cheapskates who haven't paid.
The reason I bring this up: as you can see, I'm listed as not verified, but I've had several Xojo licenses over the years. My latest one expired just a few days ago. I don't know why I was listed as "not verified" during the time the license was in effect, but I didn't pursue the matter, because I have no interest in playing this game.
(If I were using Xojo to make a living, I'd be more than happy to keep up the license subscription at all times. The price is more than reasonable for what you get. However, since I'm retired and only do this as a hobby, and Xojo isn't the only software license I have to budget for, I pick and choose which software licenses to renew, and tend to renew/upgrade only when I see that important new features have been added and/or major bugs affecting my projects have been fixed.)
As I just found out, if you pay via paypal, you are listed as "Not Verified". Apparently because they can't verify your identity. I don't see how that even matters. If I paid for the software (and I did), then I should be verified instead of looking like some cheapskate or warez user. Was my money not as good as those with credit cards? This company has some really elitist ways.
@Bill D As I just found out, if you pay via paypal, you are listed as "Not Verified". Apparently because they can't verify your identity. I don't see how that even matters. If I paid for the software (and I did), then I should be verified instead of looking like some cheapskate or warez user. Was my money not as good as those with credit cards? This company has some really elitist ways.
Again, contact email@example.com.
With all respect Greg O'Lone, but your answer despite it is correct, is rude (maybe not in your part of the world but in some parts it is). It is always safe to address the customer by name in a multi cultural environment. Do not forget that we customers pay your salary.
To Bill Dawson, personally it doesn't matter if there is "not verified" behind the name. There are "not verified" members here who are very helpfull and skilled. By the way, why should you buy an expensive license when the free version is enough for you or anybody else?
But like mentioned above, just contact Alyssa Foley. I am sure by doing that, your issue will be solved. I found her a very helpfull person.
@Chris V By the way, why should you buy an expensive license when the free version is enough for you or anybody else?
For me -- and I assume most folks who have a paid license -- it is so that I can generate a compiled executable that I can distribute to clients or others who do not have Xojo installed. A secondary reason, but also important to me, is it allows me to save projects in a non-binary format that works better with a source version control system. (So you can easily track the line specific changes made between versions instead of just being able to roll back to some previous version en masse.)
The fact they allow it to be used freely on your own machine is great though for those who want to experiment with it (no time limit) and use as an educational tool.