[DEV] - MODs in the DEV phase are still pretty much ideas in the MOD author's head. Very little if any substantial work has been done on this beyond basic planning.
[ALPHA] - MODs in the ALPHA phase have some basic functionality. They are not expected to work correctly at any given moment. As new features are added, old ones may break. Do NOT use ALPHA-stage MODs on your forum unless you know what you're doing!
[BETA] - MODs in the BETA stage have most of the features already finished. Now it's time to roll it out for more strenuous testing. However, since bugs may still be running rampant in the code, it is NOT recommended that you install this on a live forum. If you must test it out, use a development/test board.
[RC] - This MOD is stable, and (optionally) has been submitted for approval to the phpBB.com offical MODDB (MODs Database). MODs in this stage are normally bug-free (or close to it) and can be installed on a live board, unless the author warns against it.
[MODDB] or [RELEASE] - This MOD has been accepted by the official phpBB MOD Team for inclusion in the phpBB.com official MODDB. These MODs are ready to be installed your forum.
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- Modification name
- Modification description
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