Make the moderation queue more useful?

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hbridge99
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Make the moderation queue more useful?

Post by hbridge99 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:06 am

I have a large spam problem and now have a moderation queue full of posts to delete.

I see only five posts at a time waiting moderation. Why can't this list just scroll?

Any mods that can do this?

I can check spammers without thinking about it but the process of confirming the disapprove on anther page makes the process agonizing.
Is there any way to turn off the confirmation on the moderation queue and just have the disapprove button actuate the disapprove and load up more posts?

Any mods that can do this? I was going to look at ban hammer. Since only moderators are going be using these features and presumably know what they are doing - why is confirmation even a good idea on that page?

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bonelifer
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Re: Make the moderation queue more useful?

Post by bonelifer » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:05 am

Sounds like you are describing the index of the MCP(ie the MAIN tab), need to click on the one right next to it called "Moderation queue":
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Re: Make the moderation queue more useful?

Post by hbridge99 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:20 am

Yes thanks for that bonelifer. I did figure that out.
I've still got the spam which is incredibly tedious with all the confirmation clicks. Carpal tunnel will be the result from this rehabilitation. A lot of other forum software does a much better job with spam checking right out of the box, but so far I'm choosing to stay with the devil-I-know.

What would be really useful and fairly simple to implement I bet would be a either:

A button which just said "Disapprove and Ban" which would then ban by name, IP etc etc - hopefully with a control panel somewhere to set the settings - so that one could get away from the endless confirmation pages of phpbb. With the MCP moderation queue the page could just be refreshed with the topics or posts gone and maybe a javascript message about the users successfully banned.

Of three buttons - that would give admins a choice of either disapproving, or disapproving and banning.

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Re: Make the moderation queue more useful?

Post by bonelifer » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:24 am

I'd collect the user names for the spammers, then use the prune page, making sure to check under options, delete pruned users post and delete user.
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As for IP banning it pretty much pointless as most users can quickly obtain a new ip usually from their isp or using proxies. Also eventually you're IP ban page will have so many IP's banned that it will cause a white error due to memory exhaustion(ie not having enough room to load the IP's). At which point you won't be able to easily ban by IP.

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Re: Make the moderation queue more useful?

Post by RMcGirr83 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:17 am

hbridge99 wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:06 am
I have a large spam problem and now have a moderation queue full of posts to delete.
Then you probably aren't using the correct CAPTCHA for registration or guest posting.
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