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MOD Validation Status

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:12 am
by Nuttzy99
After taking some time to retool, the MOD Team is on the verge launching a Spring Offensive on the MOD Validation Queue. In our aresenal we have several new procedures and tools that are designed to ensure that MODs are systematically validated in a consistent manner and great emphasis has been put towards speeding up the process.

One thing that slows down the MOD Team is that we would validate a MOD in its entirity even if it was getting rejected so that we could give the Author as much feedback as possible. The problem is that it often takes Authors 3 or 4 tries before they get their MOD into an acceptable state. Thus we'd be validating the same MODs over and over, thereby tripling and quadrupling our workload. :evil: Quite honestly, we were getting our butts kicked trying to keep up with all the resubmissions.

To combat this we have implemented a comphrensive rule set of "Insta-Deny" procedures. We expect Authors to have a certain level of maturity in their MODs before we commit the considerable time and resources necessary to perform a full validation of the MOD. If certain automated processes (run by MOD Team members, not the submission tool) detect errors with the MOD, then we will be reject the MOD right away. We will not squander our precious time on MODs that the Author has not committed a minimum level of effort to be in compliance.

We expect these measures to speed things up tremendously. Additionally we plan on making the procedures publically available. It is our hope that by doing so will educate Authors on what is expected and drive down the number of rejected MODs. Plus it couldn't hurt to give a little insight into how much work goes into Validation ;)

Stay tuned, you should be seeing some results soon!

-Nuttzy :cool:

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:01 am
by carloclaessen
yippie, maybe after 6 months my MOD will be validated

good luck

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:56 pm
by ycl6
Hope everything goes as planned and the validation process can be speed-up with certain degree of automation in the process.

It's been quite sometime where a new MOD is released

~Mac

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:11 am
by Cross_+_Flame
Sounds awesome guys. Anything that helps you streamline the process while still providing consistant quality gets a thumbs up from me.

For a free product, and since yer not paid, you all get mad props from me :D

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:23 am
by Seijin_Dinger
*Hugs the Various phpBB Teams*
you guys rock and so do the mods, I pretty much only trust mods I get here

Keep up the great work

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:17 am
by [RF]MH
Right on. 8)

Can't validate my Author line! What's wrong

Posted: Wed May 26, 2004 3:56 am
by amoun
Sounds fine but I can't get the validation to accept my author line. Whats wrong and how do i post the MOD anyway. I can't see a link.

Anyway here's the MOD
##############################################################
## MOD Title: Notify ADMIN of all posts
## MOD Author: amoun <roger@telinco.co.uk> (Roger Lovejoy) http://www.rogerlovejoy.co.uk
## MOD Description: Email notification of all New Topic, Replies and Edits for boards that have few posts
## MOD Version: 0.0.1
##
## Installation Level: (Easy)
## Installation Time: 6 Minutes
## Files To Edit: includes/functions_post.php
## Included Files: NONE
##############################################################
## For Security Purposes, Please Check: http://www.phpbb.com/mods/ for the
## latest version of this MOD. Downloading this MOD from other sites could cause malicious code
## to enter into your phpBB Forum. As such, phpBB will not offer support for MOD's not offered
## in our MOD-Database, located at: http://www.phpbb.com/mods/
##############################################################
## Author Notes:
##
##############################################################
## MOD History:
##
## 2004-05-D26 - Version 0.0.1
## - version notes go here
##
##############################################################
## Before Adding This MOD To Your Forum, You Should Back Up All Files Related To This MOD
##############################################################

#
#-----[OPEN]------------------------------------------
#

includes/functions_post.php

#
#-----[FIND]------------------------------------------
#

{
remove_search_post($post_id);
}
#
#-----[AFTER]------------------------------------------
#

// Added Mod : Admin Notify On All Posts

$sql = "SELECT forum_name
FROM " . FORUMS_TABLE . "
WHERE forum_id = $forum_id";
if ( $result = $db->sql_query($sql) )
{
$row = $db->sql_fetchrow($result);
$forumname = $row['forum_name'];
}

$sql = "SELECT config_value
FROM " . CONFIG_TABLE . "
WHERE config_name = 'SITENAME'";
if ( $result = $db->sql_query($sql) )
{
$row = $db->sql_fetchrow($result);
$sitename = $row['config_value'];
}

if ($mode == 'newtopic' || $mode == 'reply' || $mode == 'editpost')
{
$to = $board_config['board_email'];
$subject = "NEW POST on " . $sitename ;
$content = $subject . " \r\n\rForum ID = " . $forum_id . " (" . $forumname . ")" ;
mail($to, $subject, $content, "From:" . $to );
}
// END MOD: Admin Notify On All Posts

#
#-----[ SAVE/CLOSE ALL FILES ]------------------------------------------
#
# EoM

Posted: Wed May 26, 2004 11:11 am
by morpheus2matrix
First,

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#
#-----[AFTER]------------------------------------------
#
you are not using the correct MOD Template : http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=39

It should be :

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#
#-----[AFTER, ADD]------------------------------------------
#
Then,

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 $to = $board_config['board_email'];
$subject = "NEW POST on " . $sitename ;
$content = $subject . " \r\n\rForum ID = " . $forum_id . " (" . $forumname . ")" ;
mail($to, $subject, $content, "From:" . $to ); 
you should use the emailer clss provide by phpBB for this part of code.

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:26 am
by zaone84
hi, my problem is this, i have seen that i can't post with all phpbb forums that have Module's Version: 2.1 . With the modules before the 2.1 i can post! I have formatted my pc but the story is the same! I access to internet from a LAN, is this the problem? I don't cry! The admins of the portals with this problem can't resolve this problem! Help me please, according to me there is a bug!

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:14 pm
by wGEric
This isn't a support topic. Please post in the MODs topic here at phpBB.com.

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:43 pm
by Wicher
No need any more for this post... found it.

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:06 pm
by Duvelske
To bad after 6 months my mod is still not released :( It passed the mod validator and their wasn't 1 error in it :( But hopefully soon more mods will been released!

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:18 pm
by Selven
open adev topic in mod beta development while wait validation ;)

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:27 am
by wGEric
Duvelske wrote: To bad after 6 months my mod is still not released :( It passed the mod validator and their wasn't 1 error in it :( But hopefully soon more mods will been released!


What MOD? I see only your WPM MOD and that was submitted about a month ago, the lastest version that is.

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:53 am
by lightdarkness
Are you guys still working on these new features for the mod db or are you all on a break. Not mad.... just wondering what's going on.