Great Plugin for any site!
I have to say, this is the first review I've written about a third party product so far, during my time using Social Engine; and for someone like me with fairly little knowledge of any web language or installing things on servers, or customising third party products, this plugin is pretty intuitive.
If you don't like the fact that you're "winking" at someone, you can change it. - That's what struck me about this plugin; It's about as customisable as you can get with Social Engine plugins. I was screaming out for something just like Facebook's "Super-Poke" app, and this plugin answered my call.
Don't like it being a "winks" plugin? You can change it!
I changed it to "slam'd" (playing off the popular tv show "punk'd") so that my customers could perform virtual wrestling moves on one another (my customer base is wrestling fans, in case you didn't get that!) ;)
Through this plugin, I've just developed a great little app game for my social network, at a fraction of the cost.
It comes with 4 standard "emoticon" style images, but you can change or delete these and even add your own, just like I did.
If people aren't using certain "winks" or whatever you decide to call them, you can highlight these "unused" actions by listing them as "featured" or "sponsored" actions and they'll show up in aesthetically pleasing slideshow widgets.
You can change every word and reference to "wink" or "winks" or any action such as "winked at" and make it your own just by searching in the Social Engine language manager. - I later found out this can be done for most things on Social Engine, but I discovered it with this plugin...
Even in the admin panel, if things still show up as "winks" or whatever, you can change that in the menu manager too.
On the other hand, if you just want a simple "Pokes" plugin for now, perhaps with the option to expand on it later, this is still a handy add-on for you. Again, you can customise the add-on simply to showcase one action: "Poke" and trim the plugin back to a very basic level and still enjoy it for your needs, safe in the knowledge that if you ever changed your mind and wanted to add more actions, you wouldn't need to buy any further plugins; you could just add to your existing set-up by adding more actions to the list of pokes/winks or whatever.
There's really a lot you can do with this add-on and it certainly suits a variety of needs. Well worth having!
I purchased the installation service with this plugin as I wasn't yet confident to install things myself, and Vincent from Radcodes did the job fairly swiftly once I'd sent him the necessary details in a support ticket. (These people aren't mind readers; they won't install your plugins straight after purchase - you need to give them your FTP information otherwise they can't access your server!)
I even e-mailed Vincent for support and he responded within 24 hours with a comprehensive and detailed answer, enabling me to further modify the plugin.
Of the many developers out there, most either don't offer support past version 3 or they have disappeared off the face of the earth... There are a few good Social Engine plugin developers, still, and Radcodes is one you can trust.
At the risk of sounding cheesy.... These codes are rad.
People need to express themselves differently than typing words, this Plugin is great cuz members can poke/winks each other w/out the need of typing anything. i like the icons graphics & the Plugin is very easy to install & setup.
I recommend anyone to add add as its fun & people will love it.