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Q&A with the MOD Team

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Hi :)

Over the next week or so we will be collecting questions to the MOD Team from the community :) If you have any questions relating to Modifications, the MOD Database or any other area the MOD Team oversees this is the perfect opportunity to ask it! We will select the best questions and post the answers in the coming weeks in a phpBB.com blog post. Anyone can post a question, MOD author, MOD installer or even a non-MOD'der (be warned: we will convince you to join the wonderful world of MOD'ding ;) )

To post your question, simply enter it as a reply to this thread :)

Thanks! We looks forward to reading some interesting questions!
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Re: Q&A with the MOD Team

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Hey Mod TEAM!! Thanks for everything, really love phpbb.

Just wondering if phpbb is planning to incorporate a wordpress style autoinstaller / updater for ModX files into the admin panel?

Wordpress is also GPL, but I'm not too sure if it's as easy as copy and pasting most of their code.

Anyways, here's a screen, if it helps
"Plugins" / Mods
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why don't you make a MOD autoinstaller, like in VB, there's the feature to RUN the install.XML file from ACP?
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Re: Q&A with the MOD Team

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My question is are we allowed to start a topic in Mods in Development when we are not actually the mod author?

(My reason:- There is a great phpBB3 Topic Cement Mod used for ordering topics over on phpbbhacks.com which I've seen loads of people request on here. There is a small part which seems to have a bug that I need help on.)
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Re: Q&A with the MOD Team

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Qu. When a great mod is created for phpBB, whom does the decision lie with as to whether the mod is implemented into the next version of phpBB. And how do you approach mod authors about possible use of their idea.
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dugi wrote:why don't you make a MOD autoinstaller
There is already one under development , it is called "Blinky" or "MODs Manager" ; http://code.phpbb.com/repositories/show/6
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I want to make use of this opportunity that you guys are offering to ask why the SEO mod is still in the MOD database as a validated mod. It is known that when installing the current version, users will rapidly encounter bugs caused by this mod. The solutions to the mere part of the list of bugs can be found when searching through 56 pages of replies. Although most bugs are solved by users, some still have to be fixed. Maybe it would be advisable to have this mod updated or to remove it out of the MOD database. Can this be considered? If not, then why not? Thanks!
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Thanks for the questions everyone, we'd love to get a few more! :)
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We have enough questions now, thanks :)
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