The problem with disappearing notices has since been solved (see end of topic)
And may I suggest resorting the order the files are to be edited.. like all files from one dir being edited together, and template files being edited last on the list?
Makes the instal cleaner when your woeking on files that are all from one place together.. and sense template editing tends to have to be done to more then one template.. Some like it best to have them files to edit last on the list, to get everything else out of the way first.
Hehe.. wholeheartedly agree!!
If you found the same instructions for this template's .tpl files, as the MOD require, should work exactly like installed on subSilver.
Nevermind it's most likely my version of phpbb (2.0.19... i just realised what version this is for).. I'll upgrade that'll probably fix things.
 Well I upgraded and... I don't have to sticky the posts to get the notice to show up on the forums page. YAY!!.. but... the notice still isnt showing on the index... and as before had no issues with editing...
I'm probably wrong but isnt index_body.tpl where I would edit for the index notice? .. if it is, where's the code?
 Current problem occuring is the forum notices disappear if either a sticky or an announcement is posted... and show again if the special topics are made normal
... again I don't know if this is supposed to happen... would be great if it didn't.
 I found your test board http://www.w3it.org/universe1/php/phpBBmods/index.php
from your site http://www.w3it.org/community/forums/viewtopic.php?t=53
I noticed a problem on your test board and posted the problems I was having there
... I'll quote what I wrote there on here.
Subject: Testing your mod
To see if the same thing happens here as it does on my board..
The problem happening on my board is if a sticky/announcement is posted by Admin.. the little 'waiting for validation' note disappears... and reappears if the post was made normal.
But here... it seems something else is wrong, this post is actually an edit.. I logged in as mod "guest" and just typed the first line... but I had accidently posted it as normal instead of as a sticky as I had intended (when I finish editing I will sticky it).. the problem that has occurred is that the post which was made before mine guest-23 April 2006
no longer shows the 'waiting for validation' and it should?? as it still hasn't been validated! Is this board 2.0.19 or 2.0.20?
This poses a couple of questions:
Could just posting as a mod prevent the notices? (your board)
Why would a sticky/announcement prevent the notices? (my board)
What will happen when I sticky this post? (your board)
I stickied and no change... the notice is still gone. I'm going to delete this post to see what happens. I will then log out and repost it all as a normal unregistered/registered user.. so that it stays documented... and will let you know the result of removing it.
Just as I thought... posting as moderator indeed stopped the notice from showing up ... after deleting the mod "guest" post the post I mentioned earlier is showing the notice again.
It would be great if the Mod and Admin posts (whether sticky/announcements or not) had no effect on the notices showing up.
 The problem with disappearing notices has since been solved (see end of topic)