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thelinx wrote:Grr, the validation time really needs improvement. (Almost a month have passed since I submitted Digg MOD to the ModDB...)
My MOD is already longer as 1.5 month in the queue :). We try to validate it within 2 weeks, but we are all volenteers and have work or school things todo. Just be patient.
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My last mod was in queue for 2 months before being denied lol

There must be alot of modifications being submitted to the database.

Once validated the system is good but.
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how about making it standard to add screenshots of the mod from the user pov and the admin pov. It's hard to dig through pages of posts hoping to find screenshots that have been hosted on imageshack and have long since been removed. :(

I think it makes it a lot easier to decide if you like a mod if you can actually see something visually. And most do not have demo sites available, and I can understand that. Having the images stored on this server and linked in the first post would makes things a lot nicer. at least I think so...

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Two things I noticed. I cannot find EasyMOD anywhere. Related, I couldn't seem to find a way to view the mod database sorted alphabetically.
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Is the abysmal response time to MOD comments because the MOD team doesn't realise they're there or just because of the general slowness. I responded to a number of denial comments, but I just want to know whether or not you guys actually can notice that a new comment has been added (I haven't seen any indication that you can, which is what prompted me to ask.)
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coppro wrote:Is the abysmal response time to MOD comments because the MOD team doesn't realise they're there or just because of the general slowness. I responded to a number of denial comments, but I just want to know whether or not you guys actually can notice that a new comment has been added (I haven't seen any indication that you can, which is what prompted me to ask.)
None of my comments have ever been responded to either, its pretty much u get denied and then your back to the end of the que.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.
We’re discussing ways that we will be able to see or get notified of replies from MOD Authors when comments are posted in the discussion area of the MOD Database.

In the mean time, you can always PM your questions to the MOD Team Member who denied your MOD.
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Griffin wrote:
coppro wrote:Is the abysmal response time to MOD comments because the MOD team doesn't realise they're there or just because of the general slowness. I responded to a number of denial comments, but I just want to know whether or not you guys actually can notice that a new comment has been added (I haven't seen any indication that you can, which is what prompted me to ask.)
None of my comments have ever been responded to either, its pretty much u get denied and then your back to the end of the que.
Thats how it works. Why should go your MOD to the top of the queue when its denied? You can find all requirements, code guidelines etc in the documentation, so you can write your mod so it can be approved in 1 time. That you dont do that, is a different story :)
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You should be able to download your own in-queue files.
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thelinx wrote:You should be able to download your own in-queue files.
I'm not sure why this would be a useful feature to add? As the MOD author, you will already have a copy of the MOD that is being validated on your local machine, so why do you need a download while the MOD is in the queue as well?


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MarkTheDaemon wrote:
thelinx wrote:You should be able to download your own in-queue files.
I'm not sure why this would be a useful feature to add? As the MOD author, you will already have a copy of the MOD that is being validated on your local machine, so why do you need a download while the MOD is in the queue as well?


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It'd be useful if they lost a local copy. I only wonder if, beyond that, it'd also help for authors to be able to verify that they uploaded the correct package.
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Are you talking about pbpbb2 & phpbb3 or exclusive for phpbb3?
I can see al top this topic is " Board index ‹ phpBB 3.0.x ‹ 3.0.x Modifications Forums ‹ [3.0.x] MOD Writers Discussion "
Because the The Modifications Text Template have several error that I notice to the MOD Team Member who denied my MODs.
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Post it all here. This is the one topic where we are discussing everything so that it is easier to keep track.
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wGEric wrote:Post it all here. This is the one topic where we are discussing everything so that it is easier to keep track.
  1. The Modifications Text Template 1
    "To" or "to", with or without capital letter ?
    • Basic Template
      ## Files To Edit: file_1,
      ## file_2,
      ## file_3,
      ## etc
    • 8.2.2.7. Files to Edit
      ## Files to Edit: N/A
      ## Files to Edit: posting.php
      ## includes/bbcode.php
  2. The Modifications Text Template 2
    • Basic Template
      ## Included Files: (N/A, or list of included files)
      But when I try to validate a mod with

      Code: Select all

      ##
      ## Included Files: N/A
      ##
      I got :
      [ WARNING ] Included Files in header does not equal filed copied over in MOD
  3. Validator
    One of my MOD (FULL SOPONSORED FORUM) need to make changes in

    Code: Select all

    #
    #-----[ OPEN ]------------------------------------------------
    #
    common.php
    
    But when I try to validate, I got :
    [ FAIL ] File to OPEN does not exist in phpBB standard installation package, starting line: 194
    "0
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