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MOD Database Cleanup 2007

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:51 pm
by wGEric
MOD Database Clean-up Operation 2007

The MOD database is now over 800 MODs in size spanning over three years worth of MODs. Thus, it is time that we have a spring clean of the MODs database (even though it is autumn here for me). This is the first time in over three years that we have done a clean-up.

This is how it is going to work; in sixty (60) days, we will remove from public download & support topic for all MODs released for a version of phpBB more than 24 months old (2 years). Effectively this means that all MODs released for 2.0.16 and below will be removed from the MODs database. It has been almost two years since we last changed the MOD Template for 2.0.17. We believe that by cleaning out the MODDB before this point will improve the quality of the offerings the MOD Database has.

We strongly encourage any MOD authors with older MODs to submit an updated version. phpBB2.0 and the MOD Template have changed significantly in this time, as well as our validation practices that help to ensure recent MODs are of the highest quality possible.

What will happen to older MODs?
To assist authors in updating their MODs, we will set-up a public archive as a sub-form in the MOD Writers Discussion forum for a period of 6 months. After this period, all MODs will be permanently removed from

My MOD still works with the latest phpBB2
We do know that there are a number of MODs from 2004 that still work with the latest phpBB2. Unfortunately, it is time for the original MOD authors to update the MODs to current MOD template standards. Most are easy, take less than 10 minutes to install, and should take less than half an hour to update to the latest standards.

Can I update MODs that aren't mine?
Yes. You can update MODs that it appears the original MOD author isn't going to update. We would prefer that the original authors update their MODs but if this isn't the case we will gladly accept updates from people that wish to take over the MOD.

Re: MOD Database Cleanup 2007

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:25 pm
by wGEric
We have created a page listing all of the modifications that haven't been updated since phpBB 2.0.17 was released. Please use this list to determine if your MOD needs to be updated or not. When your MOD is updated it will be removed from the list. Any MODs remaining on the list at the end of the time period will be removed.


Re: MOD Database Cleanup 2007

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:45 pm
by wGEric
We have executed the cleanup. If your MOD was involved then you should have received a PM about it. Users are still allowed to download the MODs but officially they are not in the database anymore. Authors, please update your MODs and submit those updates to the MOD Database.

If you are not the author of a MOD and want to update it you may do so. Please PM a member of the MOD Team and we will switch the owner of the MOD so that you can submit your update to the MOD Database.

All of the MODs involved in the clean up can be found in this forum.

Thanks everyone!