Yeah, it is an alternative, if the style is in the CDB, it is useless to put it here (see this). This is useful if the author do not want to submit the style to the CDB, like Supernova by Christian 2.0 for example .
In the past I have had to wait a very long time for some validations (sometimes about one year). If I remember well, this template was already spread all over the 'WoW' web before the first validation. (2005~2006)
So here's the logic for my template versions/release:
3.0.8.[0 or even number] : immediate 'personal releases' so that it's available for users.
3.0.8.[odd number] : validated by phpBB.
But as the old topics are now readonly, I created these ones here for the 'personal releases', not sure if it was the best to do but I thought it was.
Last edited by Moonclaw on Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:20 am, edited 1 time in total.