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All phpBB 2 Hacks

Important: Official security patches no longer offered for phpBB 2.

Name and Description Versions Supported
/me and /you Filter
This hack replaces /me by the username of the poster and replaces /you by the username of the reader.
2.0.0 - 2.0.3
/me and /you Plus /we and /us
Allows you to use BBCode commands that generate the name of the poster, the name of the reader, both and the name of the community.
2.0.22
/me irc hack
Replaces "/me" in posts with *username message (in red) in a post.
2.0.3
60 Minute Time Online
Changes the default time online definition from 5 minutes, to 60 on the bottom who is online box and the ACP index.
2.0.18 - 2.0.22
A picture to illustrate each one of your forums
Adds a picture on each of your forums.
2.0.1 - 2.0.4
A Quiz
Forum game, in which a user periodically receives a questions and they need to choose the right answer from four variants.
2.0.18 - 2.0.23
A Totalizator (Betting with Points)
Full point betting system. You can create events and allow members to bet on them with forum based points. It requires a point system hack and works with the user_points table.
2.0.18 - 2.0.23
Absent User
Allows users to denote that they are currently absent. This will disable the receiving of e-mails and private messages through your forums.
2.0.6 - 2.0.10
Account Activation Overview
Displays all users which expect an account activation and users who are already active. Allows you to de/activate them (notification e-mail will be sent).
2.0.0 - 2.0.10
Account Self Delete
Allows users to delete their own accounts. It can be enabled/disabled from the admin control panel.
2.0.10 - 2.0.11
Account Switch
This hack lets users link several accounts together and be able to easily switch between them from any page.
2.0.0 - 2.0.17
ACP Site Announcement Center
Adds a site announcement box to the top of your forums that can be edited easily in the admin panel. You can preview it before posting and BBCode and smilies are supported.
2.0.22
Activate/Deactivate Changing of E-Mail and Password
Allows you to activate or deactivate in the admin control panel the ability of a user to change their e-mail or password in their profile.
2.0.10
Active AIM/YIM buttons
Changes the instant message buttons for AIM and Yahoo! Messenger to indicate the online status of the user/poster.
2.0.19
Active Link Referrer Blocker
Uses safeurl.de to block referrer information from clicked links in phpBB posts.
2.0.10
Active Topics List
Will list currently active topics on your board in public forums.
2.0.0
Active Users Block (IM Portal)
IM Portal block displays the users that have (or have not) visited your phpBB within a certain time duration.
2.0.6 - 2.0.8
Add a Box above Log in on Index that Disappears when Logged in
Adds a text (or whatever you want to be in it) box that is above the login box on your index page. Once a user logs in, it will disappear.
2.0.8
Add a Link to Your cPanel
Adds a link to your cPanel in your phpBB admin control panel. It can also work for other hosting control panel systems.
2.0.21
Add a New Field to phpBB Configuration
This hack allows you to add a new field to the phpBB configuration section.
2.0.4 - 2.0.6