Junior Validators

Posted by battye in Modifications with the tags , , , on January 10th, 2010

What is a Junior Validator?

Junior Validators assist the MOD Team with the validation of MODs. They help the MOD Team validators with pre-validation and testing.

Pre-validation involves running a check on MODs newly submitted to the MOD Database queue using the MOD Pre-Validation tool (MPV) and setting a status on the MOD accordingly.

Testing is the major role of a Junior Validator, and requires installing the MOD on a vanilla phpBB3 board through AutoMOD. After installing the MOD, all functions of the MOD and board should then be tested – all to make sure that the MOD and the board run error-free. The Junior Validator then makes any notes or suggestions to the MOD Team concerning the MOD and, again, the MOD status is set accordingly (“approve”, “deny”, “repack”, etc). In a nutshell, this is the role of a Junior Validator.

Why should I become a Junior Validator?

As a Junior Validator you will be gaining valuable first-hand experience with MOD Team processes which could lead to consideration for a position on the MOD Team. You will also have access to private forums including a Junior MOD Validators forum where you can discuss MOD validation with fellow Junior Validators and MOD Team members.

Most importantly, it will be fun! If you have a passion for writing MODs you will find working with the MOD Team to help validate MODs, and also the opportunity to give something back to the community, very rewarding. The phpBB Team is a very friendly group of people so the chance to work closely with the MOD Team will be very enjoyable.

What are the requirements?

To be considered for a position as a Junior Validator, it is important that you:

– have authored a MOD and submitted it to the MOD Database.
– can communicate in English.
– understand the phpBB3 codebase.
– have an understanding of MODX and MOD policies
– are familiar with the MOD Validation checklist

Where can I apply?

To apply, please fill out the form at the bottom of the Junior Validators page and your application will be reviewed by the MOD Team shortly thereafter. Successful applicants will be notified by private message on

4 Responses to “Junior Validators”

Posted by The Digital Productivity Blog on January 11th, 2010 at 6:54 pm:

Are there also roles for non-programmers to play?

Such as proof-reading or even creating documentation?

Posted by Comkid on January 12th, 2010 at 11:35 am:

I do not believe so, as documentation is not required to be proof read, if you read above, it has stated that the Junior Validator uses AutoMOD to install the MOD 😉

Posted by Desdenova on January 13th, 2010 at 5:54 am:

No, documentation is not handled by us Junior Validators, and we don’t proof-read. We install the MODs, and see if they work right. In some cases we even try to break them.

You may be able to work well as a non-programmer, but having a background in making MODs for phpBB will substantially help you if you were to be a Junior Validator.

Posted by Nathan on February 17th, 2010 at 10:18 am:

Sounds like it could be fun, unfortunately im not eligible right now 😛

Good luck to everyone who applies!

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