[Edit - August 24, 2005 - Moved code to new domain, updated link, changed description somewhat.]
Okay, this isn't really a "mod", even with the title formatted the way it is. What it is is a development project to support / assist MOD Authors. I've seen plenty of requests from folks that want to become MOD authors, or at least get a better understanding of how the phpBB database works. So I've started documenting the tables and columns in the baseline (i.e. non-modded) phpBB database.
I've also started a glossary of terms, some phpBB related, some database related, some that will hopefully help new folks (or even experienced folks) come up to speed on some of the lingo. For example, it was only recently I figured out that ACP = Admin Control Panel. And if it doesn't, please leave me to my delusion. 8)
Database documentation starting point
Note: there is currently no link to this page on my site. I don't have a forum or category set up for discussion there yet, and I'm not sure if I will or should. It seems as though the best place to run the discussion would be here instead. Items in green are in the glossary; link to the glossary is at the bottom of the page listed above.
[Edit - New link for Glossary added ]
Each table name is clickable, takes you to another screen that documents the structure of the table. I envision another screen that will document the various sub-systems for phpBB (authorization, posting, searching...) and am also working on a graphical database design that I can post. I envision having a total overall design, as well as more detailed design (close-ups, if you will) for the various sub-systems.
Anyway, I would appreciate feedback on the idea. Feel free to check out the info; you don't have to register on the forum or anything, just click on one of the link above. [Edit - In fact you cannot register on the board at this time.]
Comments / feedback welcomed.