Sunka wrote:If there is support for MODs, why there is not support board with MODs?
Let all of us have only Vanilla php forum...No MODs, no change in code at all...Who will choose then phpBB for forum in devolepment? No one!
This is extreme. There are more than a few happy v3 board admins with moderately MODed boards, and the reason they are happy is because the developers have taken the phpBB update process up a notch (or three) at the same time as having created a bigger, better core product.
And I've seen evidence of MOD authors improving how their MODs interact with the core code, to the result that they play better with the automatic update process. This is to their credit, since the MOD community is a vital, active part of the phpBB experience. They ought to be given the courtesy of being allowed time and expereince enough for their MODs to mature in this way.
To be sure, the current situation isn't ideal, and I have yet to see a team member say it was. The developers have the task of making difficult decisions for the good of the whole that involve compromises and sometimes disappointments. If I were not confident that the developers as individuals and as a team really are trying to make phpBB as useful and as flexible as possible, I'd see reason to get extreme just to make the point. But I don't see that we're there.
Just my humble opinion.
We should talk less, and say more.