Once again asking whether there are any plans to formally submit this extension so that it can be validated and approved by the phpBB team?P_I wrote: ↑Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:31 pmI'd hope you'd reconsider. I'd consider the ability to search PMs a much needed feature to offer my membership.
I'm involved in running a few forums and generally our policy is unmodified phpBB and only approved and released extensions. If it never gets validated and officially released then unfortunately you've stopped me from considering using it.
The forums I'm involved in have been around since the phpBB 2.0.x days and MODs and we've learned the hard way the maintenance effort required when you are changing the core and applying/updating MODs. IIRC one of my co-admins actually produced a couple of MODs back in the day. The phpBB 3.1.x and above philosophy to keep the core unchanged and using extensions has been a godsend in our opinion and has significantly reduced our maintenance workload when applying software updates.
Ultimately the choice is yours, I've given you my reasons and rationale. Again, I appreciate your efforts to make this functionality available and hope that you'll reconsider and get it submitted, validated and released.