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Modifications Database Feedback

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Hi everybody!

The Modifications Database has been open for a while now and I want to get feedback on it from you, the community. Currently most of what has been done on it has been planned by the Modifications and Styles Teams. I want to know what you the community would like. Now is your chance to get something possibly added or changed. Of course we read these only as suggestions. Your idea may or may not be implemented.

We have a couple features planned such as XML feeds of the data, email subscription to updates for specific MODs, of course finish the sections that aren't finished and some others features that aren't as important.

Thanks everybody! I look forward to hearing what you have to say. If you have any questions, please ask.
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Possibly adding the phpBB version that the mod is for to the modDB page - http://www.phpbb.com/mods/db/, at the moment you have to view the mod to find out what version it's for.

Something like -

Code: Select all

mod_name MOD 1.0.0 | mod_author
mod_discription    | Downloads: 0
                   | Rating: 0 / 0
phpBB version      | 3.0.0

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I've implemented your suggestion CoC. Thanks!
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Thank you - :D

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is it possible to add small text file, like this to mods? for update checking? :)
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You might want to take a look at Advanced Version Check phpBB2 MOD for that.
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2 Highway of Life
i know how i can do this.. but for it's more simple if it'll be like this..
like can be like http://www.phpbb.com/mods/db/index.php? ... ib_id=2960 and all be right :) i think that not all mod developers has web-space for theirs txt-files.. and for what i must install mod, if i can use integrated checker?..
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OK...long term view this one if you even think they are good ideas :D

Each MOD should be able to store its schema (if they have one) in the MODDB, it would need to be a step before submission. So you could create a MOD in the DB that is pre-submission stage. Part of the manage page maybe. It would allow you add the schema and then you could download all the DBMS schema files or place them in the MODX file with the correct tags. This would encourage MOD authors to support all DBMS.

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I was thinking, perhaps, an online MODX file with all the stuff? So on the view of the MOD, it would say something like "Install File" and you click it, and there's the MODX file with the proper styling? Maybe someone else said this, but I read all the posts, and I'm pretty sure they didn't, although I admit I might not have understood all you guys were saying...kinda tired at the moment.

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harmlessgoat22:
How about if you need to copy files ;)


Also, my opinion is the make the validating process faster :D

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m157y wrote:is it possible to add small text file, like this to mods? for update checking? :)
With the planned XML feeds, authors will be able to use these to check for the most recent version within the MOD Database.
thelinx wrote:Also, my opinion is the make the validating process faster :D
I think that is something we all would agree on :)
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Yeah I would love to see the validation process improved, I submitted my first mod atleast 2 weeks ago and on the status it still says in queue

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The average time in queue right now is between 2 weeks and not more than 1 month (usually). So don’t sweat it... we’ll get to it eventually. ;)
poyntesm wrote:OK...long term view this one if you even think they are good ideas :D

Each MOD should be able to store its schema (if they have one) in the MODDB, it would need to be a step before submission. So you could create a MOD in the DB that is pre-submission stage. Part of the manage page maybe. It would allow you add the schema and then you could download all the DBMS schema files or place them in the MODX file with the correct tags. This would encourage MOD authors to support all DBMS.
This is a good idea. We’re considering some options to make supporting all 8 DBMS types easier for MOD Authors, both with online tools, and tools that an Author can download and integrate or use.
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I truly believe that the MOD support threads should be split by the MOD versions.
More here.

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Could you possibly add a data field to a MOD of where it is in the queue? I've had a MOD in there for a month, and I don't know whether it dropped off of the queue due to a bug, or whether you guys just haven't gotten to it (it's definitely above the average of 2 weeks 4 days).

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