Brf wrote: The problem was that potential users thought that mods were out-of-date when they actually were not. There were hundreds of: "Is this mod compatible with 2.0.21?" and "Can I get a so-and-so Mod compatible with 2.0.21?... the current one says 2.0.18" posts, so they decided it was better to remove the version number.
I figured that was the reason, but I don't agree with it. A mod validated on 2.0.11 may be out of date, even if it works perfectly well. Validation is a sort of certification not only that the mod works but also that it conforms to the latest security standards, and a user is (in my view)entitled to know how recently a version has been validated. It seems to me that it's up to the mod authors themselves to deal with the problem of people carping about whether an old mod still works on a new version of phpbb. And if the mod authors want to make it easy on themselves, they will edit their very first post in the topic (the one where the mod author introduces the mod) to say that the mod does or does not work on the latest version of phpbb (and to explain what changes people may need to make it work).