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Pre-approving posts #57475 04/14/2004 4:00 PM
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I have an officer in the army whos troups are headed to Iraq. He wants to use a forum on my UBB board to allow the troops and their families to leave messages for each other. However he needs the ability to require the posts to be approved before publishing to prevent anyone from passing sensitive info (like locations) through the messages. Can this be done? If so how?

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Re: Pre-approving posts #57476 05/09/2004 5:47 PM
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Which version of UBB are you using?

Re: Pre-approving posts #57477 06/28/2004 7:47 PM
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I'm looking for the same feature, because our manager would like to censor and check postings before they are visible for the public.

We use latest official german version of ubb.classic 6.5, but if it's needed we can update the ubb to the actual version.

Are there any features or hacks available?

Re: Pre-approving posts #57478 06/28/2004 8:01 PM
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Brett is developing the hack now, but I don't know how far he is

Re: Pre-approving posts #57479 06/28/2004 9:34 PM
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I am nearly complete, mostly using localhost nowadays; just making absolute sure there's no big bugs or something like that. But i can tell you, this hack won't be able to work on 6.5.

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Re: Pre-approving posts #57480 06/29/2004 6:34 AM
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Thanx for the fast replies. I'll prepare an update to version 6.7.1.

Hopefully this will satisfy the manager, so i don't have to kill the 4 year old community and start again with a simple old guestbook. :rolleyes:

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What functions does the hack include? Is every Mod able to approve the posts? Exists there some kind of posting queue? Will this work for the whole board or is it possible to activate the hack for some special forums?

Re: Pre-approving posts #57481 06/29/2004 1:46 PM
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Yes, every mod for their own forum will have the ability to approve posts, from the control panel. The queue will be seperate foreach forum, based on status.

e.g. Senior Members would need approval in forum a, whereas only junior members would need approval in forum b, it doesn't matter.

Here's a pic of the edit forum:
[Linked Image]

And the actual approval screen:
[Linked Image]

It's not yet complete. I put in to pm the author if needed. The only thing left to do is to implement the actual edit queue, and to not display the individual post, if in approval process.

Re: Pre-approving posts #57482 06/29/2004 5:22 PM
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Looks really great so far. Can't await to see the final version.

Re: Pre-approving posts #57483 06/30/2004 3:16 AM
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great hack, man...

Re: Pre-approving posts #57484 06/30/2004 2:09 PM
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Brett, when will your site be back up for downloading your hack..?

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Re: Pre-approving posts #57485 06/30/2004 4:01 PM
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The site's been going up and down because of a host server move, as of right now, the links work(at least for me).

I am currently moving to a new apartment today, so i will put up a back up site either later tonight or tomorrow.

Re: Pre-approving posts #57486 06/30/2004 4:10 PM
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the server is currently up, you just have to wait for dns to propogate

Re: Pre-approving posts #57487 07/05/2004 10:04 AM
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Brett, I hope your moving to a new apartment is going well. When do you think that the hack is downloadable at your site?

There are a few members waiting for the relaunch of the community. wink

Re: Pre-approving posts #57488 07/06/2004 12:37 PM
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This looks nice. I would like to be able to turn something like this on only for guest posters so if someone wasn't logged on, I could decide if I wanted to keep their post or not. I've tried disallowing guest posts, but in 6.7, this doesn't seem to really work, as guests can still post.

Re: Pre-approving posts #57489 07/06/2004 12:39 PM
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Quote
Originally posted by DebbieH103:

This looks nice. I would like to be able to turn something like this on only for guest posters so if someone wasn't logged on, I could decide if I wanted to keep their post or not. I've tried disallowing guest posts, but in 6.7, this doesn't seem to really work, as guests can still post.


That's a setting that still works. You can set it so they can post in some forums, but not others, so check your "edit forum" page, second tab

Re: Pre-approving posts #57490 07/06/2004 9:21 PM
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Ian, you are the bomb! The individual forum thing was overriding the overall setting. I have about 60 forums, so this took a while, but it did work. I should have known better, but I needed a boost.

Re: Pre-approving posts #57491 08/23/2004 3:44 PM
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do i need to touch files or chmod stuff to get it working? appears like if it doesnt save settings. cant activate the hack


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