To start with your last remark, i am a professional php programmer and where i come from using the quotation mark is absolutely NOT done. A choice, a guideline, whatever but it is simply not done. NEVER. Now we can argue about this but we can also get together in the middle where the coding guidelines state that my choice of using the [backslash]single quote character is normal and good practice.
Next, the mod was indeed turned down because of standard 3.05 functionality (popup window with smilies that aren't inserted into the textarea) I told you that was a bug in 3.05 (http://www.phpbb.com/bugs/phpbb3/46025
) added to the bug tracker (confirmed by me on the 7th, 4 days before the 11th when the mod was turned down), and yes you informed me about that (not even you, actually another validator did so that was quite nice actually, he at least made the trouble of answering a question) but only after me pointing the bug out to you...
You never answered any of the questions (i didn't understand a portion of the feedback, turns out the Jr. Validator is polish - which is no problem at all !!! - and asked for an explanation. NO REPLY, i copy-pasted the entire part on another board, asked a friend to translate it and he (american) couldn't make that much of it also, again, no problem but at least REPLY, ANSWER if a question about these things have been asked. I've been here on .com for quite some time now ( exactly 5 years today, what a coincidence
), i've had this same discussion multiple times (see for example http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1091335
which started in 2008) and it always boils down to 1 thing and 1 thing only.
If you read my earlier reply, you can read that i haven't got a problem with not validating my mod. It is the complete lack of communication on your part that gives the frustration. Again, you can appoint junior validators, create a MPV and, well, loads of things more but most of these things aren't necessary when you just communicate. Now, as said before, i understand we all have our private lives, we have a life outside the net and outside phpbb but you didn't reply to my questions for 9 days now.....didn't let me know what to do next, that while you did reply to my posting in here within 8 hours (and yes, i understand we are both on opposite parts of our globe)........
Pretty much against my own judgement i uploaded a version of the mod with the changes you requested but hey, no reply. I have to hear in your previous posting that indeed the mod was turned down because of a bug in 3.05, not because anything was wrong with my mod, and again, 9 days after validation, still NO reply.....
Now i ask you seriously, is it too much to ask for an answer to some very simple questions asked by someone who finally wants to get rid of an old (very old) and not working mod in your own MODDB which gives loads and loads of your own users that install the old version big problems ? Is it too much to ask for normal communication and is it too much to ask for better feedback on the validation proces.....especially when the validation was wrong, not the mod validated? I hope the answers to all these questions is a serious no.......(and that you start doing something about it!)