Did you read the topic? No, it would not be hard, what makes you think it is? Several solutions have been discussed in this very topic.jimmygoon wrote:I'm no expert with the phpbb3 backend, but would it really be much harder than simply adding a new status to the first post in the topic.
Now, adding it yesterday rather then today is a completely different matter. phpBB 3 has been in development for several years. The developers have, quite rightly, put the product in feature freeze quite some time ago, concentrating on finishing a product with a given feature set, instead of continuing to add on features of which implementing is "really not much harder than..." (fill in the dots to your desire). This latter is commonly called "feature creep" and is one of the traps a project can fall into; adding nice features to the base all the time, (and with every new feature, bugs as well) without ever getting to a finished release. People keep saying phpBB 3.0 can't compete with other board packages with the current feature set. Well, that's to be seen, but one thing is certain; without a release, it can't begin to compete
Acyd Burn said in this topic soft deletion is on the cards for 3.2 release. There's just the "minor" matter of getting 3.0 out the door first.
You might want to increase the size of your last paragraph there. A short reaction: a pluggable architecture as opposed to MODs is the subject of different discussions here on Area51. I suggest you find them, and read them, and possibly add there whatever you have to say after having read some other points of view. Let's not go off-topic here.