That's not the only way to check for post / topic approval.between3&20chars wrote:So far the only way to know if there are messages waiting I have found is to keep checking the queue.
You're welcome to request a MOD.between3&20chars wrote:There must be a better way, like receiving an email each time a new message comes in for moderation?
Thanks. I don't want to mod my boards. That is a huge pain, I have found them tricky to add, then they break with major updates.' I took a look at the discussions behind each of the ones that seemed even slightly interesting and they seem more an activity for puzzle affictionados than people wanting to spend minimum time running a reliable, straighforward board which is easily updated.You're welcome to request a MOD.
OK. Thanks. maybe I will.t_backoff wrote:You could post and RFC over at Area 51 if you are looking for this feature to be included in phpBB. Ascraeus (phpBB 3.1.x) is feature frozen, so you will want to post in the Arsia (phpBB 3.2.x) RFC forum.
I agree 100%.between3&20chars wrote:On low-traffic boards or for moderators with limited duties, some time may pass between messages showing up for moderation -- minutes, hours, days, and sometimes weeks.
So far the only way to know if there are messages waiting I have found is to keep checking the queue. There must be a better way, like receiving an email each time a new message comes in for moderation?
A user can subscribe to a forum or topic, but I see no way a moderator can subscribe to a queue or OK messages by email, LISTSERV-style. This is a major problem for me since I'fd like to provide a way moderators can respond quickly to new messages.
Is this feature there somewhere?
Really? I don't think so, but maybe for you?the whole point of a web based board is that you go to the website ( board ) and check it.
Then why own the board in the first place? Turn it over to someone who will give it the attention it needs.between3&20chars wrote:The owners and moderators may have minimal interest in the content
I am amazed at how many people play the "phpBB must have this feature or it will die!" card, and yet the software is still around. As Lumpy said, what is essential to you may not be to me. Features are added if they bring value to the phpBB community as a whole (not just a select group of people). If you believe this will benefit the community, feel free to post an RFC over at Area51 (link).between3&20chars wrote:Notification to the managers that there are posts and/or new members requiring attention is an essential function
I think that it's a secondary feature. User registration and login, the ability to post and reply to messages, etc. are the "most basic and essential fatures". Pretty much everything else, while great to have, is secondary.personwhoforums wrote:This is one of the most basic and essential features of any good forum or message board.
If you don't have interest in the content, why would you start a board? The only other reason that I can think of is to make money, which may be fine for an admin, but your moderators really should be people interested in the content.between3&20chars wrote:Really? I don't think so, but maybe for you?the whole point of a web based board is that you go to the website ( board ) and check it.
The point of having a board is that others can use it.
The owners and moderators may have minimal interest in the content beyond monitoring it and making sure it is not offensive.
Then checking the board every day should be very easy if you go weeks with nothing.between3&20chars wrote:Many boards go weeks without activity, then have a flurry of action.