Far too generous. Really, I couldn't accept. Okay, so where are they already?
I didn't want to push my luck/doses of Craven - you've really done a lot for me already.
I do think a lot of the things I had wanted to do, and have no accomplished, would be similar to what many novice webmasters would like to accomplish, i.e. the fetchall front page the way we have it, and so on - nothing fancy, just a way to make the board accessible, clear, and easy to use.
Again, I'm surprised at how good fetchall is, while at the same time it was missing some essential things in its example (in my opinion, of course)
That was a major allure of fully modded - one stop shopping. and 500 stops for errors!
are you familar with any docs on phpbb that explain what the functions do, how they're called, etc.?
obviously, from poking around, i've learned the function and importance of overall_header.tpl and overall_footer.tpl, for example, but other things are more of a trial and error thing - like glance to affect links and mouseovers, etc. - without a lot of time, (or talented help), it is daunting - i wanted my front page to say, under gadgetaddict, "We're almost there" - after a bunch of errors, i just wiped that out altogther (don't put it in, not important, but i thought it would be a 5 minute thing that turned into 20 minutes of deleting)
okay, end of rant....