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Well, this in not really a hack... I'd call it RFH (request-for-hack) instead. :-) Just that I'm playing with geeklog at the moment and was really surprised to find out that there's no way of avoiding "approval" for the article that people post. What I need, and I guess many people would agree, that there's a feature required when you can mark certain sections as "post-moderated" rather than "pre-moderated" as it is now. People post an article (link or event) and it immediately appears on a site, without waiting to be approved by admins. This would make it more exposed to abuse, but in some cases you just have to live with this risk. I was going to do a quick hack myself... But I'm not really good at php. I had a quick look at the code and it seems like until approved the article stored in a separate database so my "easy hack" idea of adding "approved" attribute at the time of posting didn't work. :-( There's more work required... Anybody thinks it's a good idea/feature to have? Or am I talking bollocks and nobody apart from myself actually needs this? I think this openness might gain some extra folks to the community in many many cases. I guess there a number of possible solutions:- 1. Leave it as it is :-) 2. Have a global switch (0/1) and if 0 then have a normal behaviour, if 1 then switch off approval system completely 3. Have a section specific switch which makes only certain sections "post-moderated". 4. Give users a right to post articles without a "pre-moderation" after a nuber of successful posts. 5. Combination of 3 and 4. Have per-section settings - on/off/after XX successfull posts. I guess the latest is the most flexible but obviously requires most work. Any takers?! :-)
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marcusgreen

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Nope, I recollect this has been discussed somewhere before, it's a reasonable thing to suggest. Not sure if anyone has done it though Frown
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soydog

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Having a \"Non-moderated\" posting option (much like this forum is, if you think about it) for article posting in Geeklog would be a powerful feature and allow for a different type of more open, collaborative feeling geeklog sites. I would love to see this happen.
Quote by networker:Just that I\'m playing with geeklog at the moment and was really surprised to find out that there\'s no way of avoiding \"approval\" for the article that people post. What I need, and I guess many people would agree, that there\'s a feature required when you can mark certain sections as \"post-moderated\" rather than \"pre-moderated\" as it is now. People post an article (link or event) and it immediately appears on a site, without waiting to be approved by admins. This would make it more exposed to abuse, but in some cases you just have to live with this risk.

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Quote by soydog: Having a \"Non-moderated\" posting option (much like this forum is, if you think about it) for article posting in Geeklog would be a powerful feature and allow for a different type of more open, collaborative feeling geeklog sites. I would love to see this happen.
It has already happened: You can switch off the story submission queues in config.php (see the documentation for details). Please note that the original posts in this thread are over a year old ... bye, Dirk
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soydog

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Quote by Dirk: You can switch off the story submission queues in config.php (see the documentation for details).
Awesome. I didn\'t even realize. So turning off \"story submission queues\" effectively makes all posts appear without being approved first? Good stuff.
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