Re: Samples to Contributions
I think providing a link in the contribution description is a reasonable compromise. The mods don't want to point to a completely offiste hosted contribution (b/c then there would be no quality control of the content of the mods) but pointing to a help page seems like a workable solution. What's attractive to me about help pages maintained on my site is that I can update them as questions come in. I got a BUNCH of questions about my last mod that I didn't expect at all, and I answered them on the forum support thread *and* my support page as they came in. Obviously the readme I've bundled in to the contrib is static until my next release.
Failing this, you can always announce an external FAQ type page on the support thread for the contrib. Here's my FAQ for Quantity Discounts:
I would be interested to see what others are doing.
Good luck to all,
Scott C Wilson, That Software Guy, Plugin Moderator
Contributions: Quantity Discounts, Better Together, SMS on Sale, Gift Wrap at Checkout, and more.