The MOD Team is pleased to announce that June - August 2010 will be the Summer of MODs! All MOD authors who submit a modification to the MOD DB and have it approved this summer will go into the running to receive a phpBB T-shirt and a Bertie Bear.
Additionally, the MOD Team has compiled a list of modifications that we would like to see in the MOD DB. MOD authors who submit and have approved one of the following MODs will go into a separate running to receive a phpBB T-shirt and a Bertie Bear.
The list of MODs is as follows:
- WYSIWYG Posting MOD
A what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor for creating posts, topics and private messages. This MOD should be visually appealing and allow full functionality for existing bbCode and options for custom bbCodes.
Thank You / Ratings MOD
Allows users to thank a poster by rating a post or topic.
Custom User Ranks
Users can select their own rank or custom title within the UCP.
Preview Styles in UCP
In the UCP, allow users to preview a style before selecting it (perhaps through the use of a thumbnail screenshot or a small pop-up window, etc).
A MOD that allows users to easily give topics a subject prefix. This may be through a dropdown menu, radio boxes, a custom text input field, etc where a user can select the appropriate option and have it appended to the front of the topic title.
Shorten URL's for forum links
A button that users can click to have long forum URL's shortened, ready for use on a website like Twitter. For instance, http://www.example.com/forums/viewtopic ... 3&t=831813 (60 characters) might be abbreviated to http://example.com/nyf9b (24 characters)
MOD authors interested in writing any of the above 6 MODs please send me a private message expressing your interest so I can update this post with a link to your development topic.
The two winners will be selected by the MOD Team and will be announced at Libertyvasion 2010.
The phpBB MOD Team
P.S. You can discuss this announcement here.
P.P.S. Just so nobody is caught by surprise when it happens, 3.1 will be due out at the end of this year or the following year. At that time these MODs may or may not work with the new plug-in-style architecture of that new version. That's just an FYI for those planning on participating. This shouldn't really mean a whole lot with regards to this competition but it's more of a pre-emptive warning.
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