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Mods suggestions

Post by Farhan Ahmed » September 25th, 2013, 10:58 pm

I am starting this thread to discuss addition of various Mods by Khabbab for incorporation into forum.
The discussion will include

1. Recommendation of mod by a member
2. Stability of Mod, compatibility with our phpbb version and its incorporation modalities (can be answered by specialist such as Khabbab, Mirafzal, Rafique Sb etc)
3. Usefulness, practicability, privacy issues related to mod etc.

To start with i am suggesting few mods. Mod title is self explanatory what mod will do otherwise see the link for further details.

Who quoted me
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/who_quoted_me/

Topic Solved
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/topic_solved/

Any news mod for posting announcement on the main page such as flower shows, get together etc
Simple News Admin
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... f2ba39f252

This announcement mod is for admin/mods only and i guess more suitable. other members can ask if they want something to be posted as news
ACP Announcement Centre
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... nt_centre/

Prevent Topic View Increase by Author
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... by_author/

AOS Who Visited a Topic
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... d_a_topic/

Any donation mod such as
Donations
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/donations/

Similar Topics
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/similar_topics/

Milestone Congratulations
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... tulations/

There are many more

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Re: Mods suggestions

Post by Tahir Khan » September 26th, 2013, 8:08 am

I like the 'similar topic' mod

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Re: Mods suggestions

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » September 26th, 2013, 8:20 am

mods are necessary at this stage.especially as suggested tahir bhai 'similar topic'and 'milestone congratulations'are very best mods.similar topic will help a lot in searching stuff about specific topic.along with it these new mods will bring a new ascent in forum environment.

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Re: Mods suggestions

Post by khabbab » September 26th, 2013, 1:03 pm

Yes some of these are really good. I have already installed "Auto link" mod live and moderators can test if it is working fine.

I would prefer whoever installs a mod keep a distance of at least 2 weeks between installation of a new mod. A backup of forum must be taken before each installation just in case.
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Re: Mods suggestions

Post by Farhan Ahmed » September 26th, 2013, 2:55 pm

Mod as well as backup requires access to FTP server. I propose that all mods to be done by you alone to tackle issues like backing up, any chance of error in installation or anything else.

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Re: Mods suggestions

Post by khabbab » September 26th, 2013, 3:17 pm

Farhan Ahmed wrote:Mod as well as backup requires access to FTP server. I propose that all mods to be done by you alone to tackle issues like backing up, any chance of error in installation or anything else.
Sure
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Re: Mods suggestions

Post by jdashraf » September 26th, 2013, 8:26 pm

This one also looks useful..
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... buttons_2/

Also, Who quoted me and Similar topic look interesting.
Javed Ashraf.

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Re: Mods suggestions

Post by khabbab » September 28th, 2013, 9:00 am

Keeping in view forum growing rapidly and disk usage of attached images (Going to be over 1GB in next couple of months) i am thinking of using automatic image resizing for attached uploaded images https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... e_resizer/ Any suggestions?
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Re: Mods suggestions

Post by Farhan Ahmed » September 28th, 2013, 10:06 am

Seems good.
What is the cost of increasing our database limit?
Anyhow i feel we should encourage photobucket/etc more. Good size, no limit of uploading in one post, your own library and no burden on forum.

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Re: Mods suggestions

Post by khabbab » September 28th, 2013, 10:18 am

Farhan Ahmed wrote:Seems good.
What is the cost of increasing our database limit?
Anyhow i feel we should encourage photobucket/etc more. Good size, no limit of uploading in one post, your own library and no burden on forum.
Attachments not stored in database but on server. No cost increase at all.

I totally agree about photobucket etc. but not sure how to attract users to use that instead of uploading attachment.
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