MOD Description: You can mark forums for validation in the Administration Control panel (in forum management). By default, when posting in these forums posts have to be approved by a moderator or administrator before they are made public.
MOD Version: BETA 0.2.6 (Updated July 25th, 2006)
MOD Download: Post Control 0.2.6
Please note that the files are hosted on SaveFile.com, a free hosting service. Servers may be down from time to time. When that's the case, just try again later.
Known bugs: None
Please note that any MOD displaying Forums/Posts on any new pages (like SubForums) will of course not be compatible with Post Control; you will have to adapt it yourself.
Easy MOD Compliant: No
There seem to be a great demand for an Approval MOD. Unfortunately, the only one I knew about as been abandonned for a long time: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=76852
I've found a great alternative, called Post Control. It's in french, has been tested on phpBB 2.0.17 and is fully functionnal! I could translate the language file if there is interest for this kind of MOD around here... (EDIT: done!)
I don't know much about php, but if someone's willing to correct my translation (I'm french, too!), it would be my pleasure to offer this great MOD to the phpBB community. I just hope that the php experts around here will be able to help if we ever need to correct bugs!
Just to give you a glimpse at what this MOD does, here's the beginning of the installation file (sorry if the translation isn't perfect! Just tell me what's wrong and I'll correct it!):
- 1. CHOOSE FORUMS/TOPICS WHERE POSTS MUST BE VALIDATED/APPROVED
- You can mark forums for validation in the Administration Control panel (in forum management). By default, when posting in these forums posts have to be approved by a moderator or administrator before they are made public. (Already existing topics in these forums can still be posted in as normal, but can be marked for validation one by one.)
- When moderators and administrators create new topics within non-marked forums, they can choose if replies have to be approved or not.
- Administrators and moderators can activate/deactivate validation within any topic at any time - in both marked and non-marked forums.
- In the Administration Control panel (in Configuration), it is possible to specidy if Post Control applies to regular users in addition to the Anonymous users.
- Also in the Configuration section of the Administration Control panel, you may decide if Post Control applies to edited posts as well.
2. POSTS AWAITING VALIDATION ARE HIDDEN UNTIL APPROVED
- On the viewforum page (where topics are listed ), titles of posts awaiting validation are hidden to everyone except: administrators, moderators and the author of the topic.
- On the viewtopic page (where you read the posts), titles, messages, avatars and signatures of posts awaiting validation are hidden, except to administrators, moderators and the author of the topic.
- Posts awaiting validation will not appear in topic reviews or within search results.
- Posts made by administrators and moderators are always posted as normal and are never hidden.
3. APPROVE OR DISSAPROVE POSTS AWAITING VALIDATION
- To approve or disapprove single posts awaiting validation, moderators and administrators simply click an icon within the post (a moderator cannot disapprove a post made by an administrator).
- Posts awaiting validation within a topic can all be approved or disapproved at once by simply clicking the icon at the bottom of the topic's page (or by using a check box when posting a message).
- A post awaiting validation cannot be quoted.
- A link in the menu at the top gives moderators and administrators access to a list of posts currently awaiting validation.
- This list will only show posts that can be validated by the person looking at it. In other words, administrators can see all messages, but a moderator can only see messages in forums where he/she is a moderator.
So if you're insterested in this translation or if you'd like to help in improving this MOD, just let us know!
P.S.: I'm no php guru so do not PM me for help!