First of all, whatever is described below is not a "pure" MOD. I'm placing this posting here just because I think this is the most relevant forum for it. Please advise if it should be moved to different location.
I created Windows application ForumStatus
that places the icon into system tray and monitors the following parameters of your phpBB forum:
- Database state (up or down)
- Number of topics
- Number of posts
- Number of users
- Numbers of Active users
- Number of votes
On change of any of them (unless disabled via settings) you will be notified by popup balloon and updated color of tray icon. Backend support contains only one php file that accesses your database and generates plain text input file for ForumStatus.
Here are 2 snapshots of the tool
1) popup balloon
2) Settings window
For more details, download link and php file source please visit http://www.neocom.ca/forum/index.php
and click on forum 'ForumStatus'.