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Moderator Checkpoint System
Mod Version: 1.1.7, by Kirk Y (Member) Kirk Y is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (12 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 135
Released: 20 Mar 2008 Last Update: 03 Jan 2009 Downloads: 857
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits  

Moderator Checkpoint System

For boards with a large moderating staff, it can be difficult to know who has checked what post and which threads are completely checked. The goal of the Moderator Checkpoint System is to ensure that moderators don't read over the same post(s) twice, leaving them to spend this time checking other posts/threads.

The core functionality of the Moderator Checkpoint System (MCS) is the ability (for those with appropriate permission) to mark threads/posts as having been "Checked" - indicating that no further action is required and the thread(s)/post(s) has/have been given the OK by a Staff Member. When a post is marked as checked, the checking user's User ID, Username, and a timestamp is stored in the database. This information then appears on the checked post(s), and the post will change markup (depending on your customizations through the included options) indicating the post has been checked. This process is, of course, completely invisible to the community at-large, and only those Users with adequate permission will be allowed to Check/Uncheck and view Checked posts/threads.

Because some Moderators may like to browse forums normally, a feature has been integrated that will allow each user to Enable/Disable viewing the forum in "Moderation Mode" at their leisure. Disabling Moderation Mode will return the display of posts/threads to their normal state.

Features
  • Forumdisplay
    • Threads can be (Admin Optional) colored according to whether they are completely checked -OR- contain unchecked posts.
    • A new column next to "Views" will display the number of Unchecked Posts in each thread.
    • Clicking the "Unchecked" column's header will allow the user to sort threads by the least/most number of unchecked posts, allowing them to see which threads need the most attention.
    • Threads can be (Admin Optional) marked as "Checked", thereby checking ALL the posts in a thread. This is useful for large, old threads which you know contain no problem posts.
  • Showthread
    • Posts can be (Admin Optional) colored according to whether they have been checked -OR- remain to be checked.
    • Checked posts will display the Date/Time they were Checked and the Moderator Username/User ID who checked it. (Unchecked posts will have text indicating as much)
    • Posts can be marked as Checked/Unchecked via Inline Moderation.
    • "Active Checking" is utilized.
      • Active Checking is a feature which each User can Enable/Disable at their leisure. When Active Checking is Enabled, each time the User visits a thread, the posts displayed on that page will be marked as "Checked". The idea is that when in Active Checking mode, the User is actively reviewing the posts that they are reading, thus each can be marked as Checked.
    • Newly Checked Posts can be (Admin Optional) colored to indicate their recent activity. This coloring is visible only to the Checking User and is intended to serve as a guide for them to see which posts they, in their current session, have checked.
  • Update Counters
    • If you ever feel your counters (Unchecked Count per Thread) are off, there is an Update Counters feature included in the modification. To access this feature, go to your AdminCP -> Maintenance (Very bottom) -> Update Counters -> Update Checkcount Counters (Very bottom).
Installation
  1. Import the Product XML file.
    1. (a) IMPORTANT: THIS PRODUCT ADDS COLUMNS TO YOUR DATABASE'S POST TABLE. IF YOU HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF POSTS, THE IMPORT PROCESS WILL TAKE SOME TIME (AND MAY APPEAR TO HANG); IT IS *IMPORTANT* THAT YOU DO NOT EXIT YOUR BROWSER DURING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS
  2. Follow the instructions included in the ZIP archive to edit your templates.
  3. Configuration Options are accessible through AdminCP -> vBulletin Options -> Moderator Checkpoint Configuration. Permissions are accessible through the Moderator Permissions panel (AdminCP -> Forums & Moderators -> Show All Moderators -> Edit Permissions.
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This modification was written by request for Spinball, whose MCS Concept was utilized throughout development.

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Version History:
1.1.7 - Fixes Checkcount Display Bug in Forumdisplay
1.1.6 - Fixes Announcement Bug in Forumdisplay
1.1.5 - Prevents Checks/Unchecks from being written to the Moderator Log
1.1.4 - Added option for Default Moderation Mode
1.1.3 - Bug fixes
1.1.2 - Bug fixes
1.1.1 - Bug fix for soft-deleted post redirection issue
1.1.0 - Core code consolidated - numerous bug fixes
1.0.9 - Minor SQL Query fix

1.0.8 - Bug fix to correct issue with Forumdisplay sorting of Unchecked Threads

1.0.7 - Bug fix to correct counters not carrying over when merging threads
1.0.6 - Initial Release to Community

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Moderator management system Kentaurus vBulletin 3.0 Full Releases 149 22 Oct 2007 21:59

  #91  
Old 01 Jan 2009, 09:38
wuelfi71 wuelfi71 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Kirk Y View Post
The Moderator cookie is set to expire at the end of your session (when you close your browser). I'll increase the expiry date in the next release.
That's nice, thank you.

Originally Posted by Kirk Y View Post
Regarding the check count bug: can you reset your thread/post check count counters and then see if it still shows the negative value?
Sry, don't know how Rebuilding thread information doesn't have an effect.

btw: Would there be a cronjob for updating MCS post and thread counters in the future?
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  #92  
Old 01 Jan 2009, 11:03
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Ziki Ziki is offline
 
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I do not have any use for this right now,but this is an excellent modification!Rated 5 stars!
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  #93  
Old 01 Jan 2009, 17:14
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Kirk Y Kirk Y is offline
 
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No, there will be no crontab. For large boards it is a very intensive process, so it should only be done when it is absolutely needed (ie. upgrades, miscounts, etc.).

To manually reset the counts:

AdminCP -> Maintenance (Very bottom) -> Update Counters -> Update Checkcount Counters (Very bottom)
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Old 02 Jan 2009, 17:03
wuelfi71 wuelfi71 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Kirk Y View Post
To manually reset the counts:

AdminCP -> Maintenance (Very bottom) -> Update Counters -> Update Checkcount Counters (Very bottom)
Sry, can't find it

I quote the vBulletin manual for update counters:
The following functions are available:

Update User Titles
Rebuild Thread Information
Rebuild Forum Information
Fix Broken User Profiles
Rebuild Search Index
Rebuild Post Cache
Rebuild Signature Cache
Rebuild Statistics
Rebuild Similar Threads
Delete Duplicate Threads
Rebuild Thumbnails
Rebuild User Reputation
Update User Names
Update Post Counts
Rebuild Styles
Remove Orphan Threads
Remove Orphan Posts
Additional i've got the two functions from your add-on "Update MCS Thread Counters" and "Update MCS Post Counters", i use them regulary, but it doesn't solve the problem.
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Old 02 Jan 2009, 17:15
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I have the same issue (negative counters). updating thread counters or post counters didn't have an effect, too.
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Old 02 Jan 2009, 19:08
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Wuelfi, please set me up with an Admin account on your board if you don't mind.
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  #97  
Old 03 Jan 2009, 12:39
franzis franzis is offline
 
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Also running addon under this 3.8?

LG Franzis
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  #98  
Old 03 Jan 2009, 18:45
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Kirk Y Kirk Y is offline
 
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v1.1.7 released. This release fixes a Checkcount Display bug in Forumdisplay. The bug affects boards whose native thousandth-separator is not the comma.

ie. "1.119" instead of "1,119"

Upgrading--
To upgrade simply upload (allow overwrite) the new product XML file.
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  #99  
Old 04 Jan 2009, 04:32
wuelfi71 wuelfi71 is offline
 
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Thank you very much
We love this mod, should be part of the vBulletin main programm
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  #100  
Old 22 Jan 2009, 06:14
GoHa GoHa is offline
 
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How many queries per forum page view for non-moderators this mod add?
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  #101  
Old 22 Jan 2009, 18:16
darkie79 darkie79 is offline
 
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I have installed this on 3.8, and it appears to be working flawlessly. I thank the developer, as this mod is a Godsend to me
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  #102  
Old 23 Jan 2009, 03:23
caltek caltek is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
A great mod to the forums! My Moderators love this one!

Just one question....is it possible in 3.7.4 to have the feature enabled by default ( currently my Mods have to enable the feature when they log in ).

Is there a way to have it enabled by default?

I sure hope there is....thanks again for this GREAT add-on.
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Old 23 Jan 2009, 05:02
GoHa GoHa is offline
 
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This is great mod. However. It supposed to be used with big forums. In the same time, it adds 4 new fields to the "posts" table, and one of it - varchar 100.
Adding varchar100 to "posts" through admincp is almost unreal operation if your posts table have couple of millions records.
Also, adding VC100 to "posts" will badly impact the performance. I am not speaking about possible extra queries.

We really need something like that. But we need to minimize the impact on performance. Just having a checkbox on the thread "checked by moderator" is enought, with the option (admincp option) to auto uncheck it if someone made a reply. In this case we just need to add 1 flag to "threads" (wich is much smaller then "posts")

I know, in this case, the list of features will be not that impressive, but at least, it will be possible to use it on the big forums.

May be someone knows the plugin like I described? May be author can create a modification?

Your help will be appreciated!
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  #104  
Old 30 Jan 2009, 13:41
rightstuff_mike rightstuff_mike is offline
 
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hi there, when i installed this today, it works perfectly, however, when i view the parent forum's for thread's, over on the right hand side of the screen where it shows "views" and "unchecked" fields, there are no number's visable.

any help?
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  #105  
Old 03 Feb 2009, 23:05
rightstuff_mike rightstuff_mike is offline
 
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hi, i got this working perfectly until now.

i set all mod's smods and admins to have it turned on automatically, but some of them want to browse the forum and not have to use it. so they disable it.

now when they try to turn it on, and when the other's try to turn it off, they get

error 503.
The server is temporarily busy, try again later!

the forum is working perfectly for all member's who dont have access to this hack. ive turned it off for now, and everything is running smoothly.

any idea's on how it can be resloved?
im using vbulletin 3.8.1

any more info, please let me know and ill get it for you.
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