Woo! I'm glad to see this is still around! Thanks for picking up my slack! Let me know if you want me to do anything or if you've got it from here! If you don't have one already, I can provide a test board?
If you install the "Mark Editted Posts as Unread" mod, it will bring the posts up to the top of the list (and I think send out notification emails, though I may not be right on that). Is that the functionality you are talking about?
I'd recommend installing this author's "Mark Editted Posts as Unread" mod along with this. They work very well together, preventing users from increasing their post counts from "bumping" topics or posting things that should be put in edits, but still placing posts up front that need to be. I wrote a...
Personally, I've never been a big fan of phpmyadmin (I believe that's what you are using), but everywhere under the sun uses it. I've written an install file for you. Run it once, then delete it (just navigate to it like the other install file). Let me know if it works!
I don't think these exist, but you could always try and copy the style sheet from the theme to the theme folder for the ACP. That could take care of a lot of the differences in look. But to make it look completely the same, you'd have to go through and change each page.
I believe there is a modification that allows a user to add themselves to a group. If you gave the regular registered user no rights and then gave a group called "Real Registered Users" all the rights of a normal registered user, you could prevent the spam bots from posting. Similar topic Modificati...
Haha once you do one, you'll see it isn't that bad. Just open the file in notepad, find the line in the find section, then do the next step (usually a replace, add after, or add before). Let me know if there is anything I can help you with!
If you know some PHP, you can find the genders modification, which you could just rename (and change the images) to be for the XBox/PS3. If you don't know how to do that, I can, but you'll have to give me the images (I can't make them....).
I think you can take care of this with the custom profile fields. I'm also pretty sure you can have it put next to in the viewtopic.php by selecting an option. Let me know if that doesn't work for you!