Remind extension devs about adding new events

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Remind extension devs about adding new events

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I've seen a few extension developers postpone or shelve what they were working on because of PHP or template events that they would need not being available. Each time I've sent them a comment saying that they should come here to area51 and post what they need so it can go into the next point release. I think this message should be publicized broadly, perhaps in the form of a news post or a general announcement so that is becomes more widely known. Thanks
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Well there's this so it might be that people just aren't bothering to read? How often does it happen that an extension author gives up on what they're working on because they don't have an event available where they need it?
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I can talk about it to, Event request and code written but denied.

So I started changing the core again for my clients who loves phpbb but also wants to have the same functionality they are used to.
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The only reasons I can think of to deny an event request is if it doesn't make sense, there is an existing method to accomplish the same thing the event is intended for, it presents a security risk, or the event code was poorly written. They're not denied just because...
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I've gone ahead and updated the forum rules box for the Extensions in Development forum on phpBB.com:
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Hopefully this helps a bit. If by now extension developers are unaware of the steps they need to take to ensure they have the events that they need I'm afraid that an announcement isn't going to help a whole lot, so this is the next best thing we could do.
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DavidIQ wrote:They're not denied just because...
Im affraid they are denied just because....... sad but true....
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developer11 wrote:
DavidIQ wrote:They're not denied just because...
Im affraid they are denied just because....... sad but true....
Please provide evidence of these supposed denials of event requests without cause or reason as I've not seen them.
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for now I cannot provide one because ive not looked closely but I was talking more about general human nature more than everything else....
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So you stated something you didn't investigate as fact when it may not be the case at all? Interesting :roll:
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