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Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 3:51 pm
by DavidIQ
Use this topic to discuss if you're participating or any comments you may have about the recent Summer of MODs announcement.

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 3:58 pm
by webmacster87
Do you guys have any kind of specific rules for this? Such as start/end dates to qualify for the prizes?

And what are the qualifications to win? Is it based on a rating system or just a random drawing?

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:10 pm
by MichaelC
Nice competition. Will enter a few MODs I have been working on.

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:14 pm
by DavidIQ
Fountain of Apples wrote:Do you guys have any kind of specific rules for this? Such as start/end dates to qualify for the prizes?
Start: immediate
End: August 9th (tentatively so we have enough time to select the winners before Libertyvasion)
Fountain of Apples wrote:And what are the qualifications to win? Is it based on a rating system or just a random drawing?
We will judge the MOD submissions based on speed of submission, speed of approval, and, most importantly, quality.

If all goes well with this we could have regular seasons of MOD Idol! :lol:

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:21 pm
by kber
i think some mode is already in moddb (thanks mod as example)

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:28 pm
by MichaelC
kber wrote:i think some mode is already in moddb (thanks mod as example)
Probably not for 3.x.x though.

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:34 pm
by leviatan21
WYSIWYG Posting MOD
A what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor for creating posts, topics and private messages. This MOD should be visually appealing and allow full functionality for existing bbCode and options for custom bbCodes.
Are you kidding me ?

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:38 pm
by battye
I think there is a "Thank You" MOD, but the MOD listed in the announcement has an emphasis on post and topic ratings. How the MOD author chooses to tie that in with thanking the poster is up to them... for instance the MOD could look at total ratings? average rating? a weighting towards topic ratings over individual post ratings? However the MOD author wants to go about doing it, we look forward to seeing the end result. :)

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:40 pm
by _Vinny_
Nice competition²

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 6:03 pm
by keith10456
Great idea by the Mods Team (or whoever came-up with it) ;)

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 6:30 pm
by webmacster87
keith10456 wrote:Great idea by the Mods Team (or whoever came-up with it) ;)
Well, the whole "here's a list of MODs we'd like to see, please make them" idea has been done before, but this is the first time they've thrown in prizes.

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 7:03 pm
by imkingdavid
Subject Prefixes
A MOD that allows users to easily give topics a subject prefix. This may be through a dropdown menu, radio boxes, a custom text input field, etc where a user can select the appropriate option and have it appended to the front of the topic title.
This one's right up my alley. Time to get to work!

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 7:07 pm
by Kamahl19
what about chat or instant messanger MODs? :) I think, they are missing in MODDB. But there are some thanks post mods and rate topic I guess.

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 7:20 pm
by RMcGirr83
:cry:

What about the ones that are already in the MODDB but may also be in the queue waiting to be validated (or updated by the mod author as the case maybe)?

I would like a phpBB t-shirt with the logo shown on a beer bottle. :)

Re: Discuss: Summer of MODs

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:08 pm
by PrinceWords
leviatan21 wrote:
WYSIWYG Posting MOD
A what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor for creating posts, topics and private messages. This MOD should be visually appealing and allow full functionality for existing bbCode and options for custom bbCodes.
Are you kidding me ?
no need to install the mod when its created! easy like this! :)
WYSIWYG Posting MOD
A what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor for creating posts, topics and private messages. This MOD should be visually appealing and allow full functionality for existing bbCode and options for custom bbCodes.
I would vote to see something like that, since Almsamim editor was dropped I still use it, cause it was the best and the most simple, pity there is no more updates to it, wish he back to join this contest. :)