MOD Database Clean-up Operation 2007
The MOD database is now over 800 MODs in size spanning over three years worth of MODs. Thus, it is time that we have a spring clean of the MODs database (even though it is autumn here for me). This is the first time in over three years that we have done a clean-up.
This is how it is going to work; in sixty (60) days, we will remove from public download & support topic for all MODs released for a version of phpBB more than 24 months old (2 years). Effectively this means that all MODs released for 2.0.16 and below will be removed from the MODs database. It has been almost two years since we last changed the MOD Template for 2.0.17. We believe that by cleaning out the MODDB before this point will improve the quality of the offerings the MOD Database has.
We strongly encourage any MOD authors with older MODs to submit an updated version. phpBB2.0 and the MOD Template have changed significantly in this time, as well as our validation practices that help to ensure recent MODs are of the highest quality possible.
What will happen to older MODs?
To assist authors in updating their MODs, we will set-up a public archive as a sub-forum in the MOD Writers Discussion forum for a period of 6 months. After this period, all MODs will be permanently removed from phpBB.com.
My MOD still works with the latest phpBB2
We do know that there are a number of MODs from 2004 that still work with the latest phpBB2. Unfortunately, it is time for the original MOD authors to update the MODs to current MOD template standards. Most are easy, take less than 10 minutes to install, and should take less than half an hour to update to the latest standards.
Can I update MODs that aren't mine?
Yes. You can update MODs that it appears the original MOD author isn't going to update. We would prefer that the original authors update their MODs but if this isn't the case we will gladly accept updates from people that wish to take over the MOD.