iWisdom wrote:MODding is obviously not a core part of the software, and as such is a bit odd. As has been pointed out many times before, phpBB3 is far too complex for a hooks-type system. Such a system would greatly bloat and overcomplicate the code. In addition, MOD autoinstallation (yes, there will be an EasyMOD for 3.0) tends to cause issues down the road when it comes to more MODs, updates, etc.
In all honesty, I and many others have no issue with modifying the code, and frankly, it is my opinion that if you don't have time to install a MOD, you either (a) don't need it or (b) probably shouldn't be trying to run a board in the first place.
If you want to waste time doing this, then good for you, I can find other things
that require a much better spent time. I run two VB forums, why and the heck
would i run a backwards forum, as to your description.. PHPBB requires more
time, and its actually wasted time... its like taking a pile of crap, and trying
to improve on it...and i bet the biggest reason people tolerate this forum
because it is in-fact free...IF VB was free, phpbb would be collecting dust
blowing in the wind....