When you create a moderated forum within InstantForum new topics, replies or both will require manual approval by a forum moderator. To ensure moderators are notified of new posts pending approval you can optionally enable email notifications for forum moderators to ensure they receive an email notification whenever a post requires approval.
Enabling Emails For A Moderator
- Visit the InstantForum Admin CP. Click Manage Moderates within the navigation on the left. If you have existing moderators you'll see each moderator with a list of forums below each moderators username. The forums that appear below each moderators username are the forums that have been associated with that moderator. If you don't see any moderators you can use the "Add Moderator" link in the upper right to add a new forum moderator.
- When adding or editing an existing moderator you should enable the "Email notification for new topics?", "Email notification for new posts?" & "Email notification for edited posts?"options are enabled as shown below...
This will ensure that the moderator is informed via email whenever a new topic or reply is posted to a moderated forum. This will also trigger an email whenever a post is edited within a moderated forum as edited posts are added back to the queue within moderated forums.
NOTE: Moderator email notifications will only work within moderated forums. If the "Moderate Posts" option for your forum is set to "None" and posts go live immediately no approval email will ever be sent to moderators. Similar if you've not enabled email notifications for new replies for the moderator but the forum requires approval of new replies no email will be sent to the moderator.
Informing Moderators of New Posts Within Un-Moderated Forums
If you wish to ensure your moderators receive an email for all new posts to un-moderated forums the best approach is to have your moderators subscribe or follow all forums or just the forums they wish to receive email notifications for.
To subscribe to all forums you'll need to first login. Once logged in you'll see your username within the upper right hand corner with a small user icon alongside your username. Click the user icon to show your account options. Then click "Subscriptions". On the Subscriptions page have your moderators click the "Subscribe to All" button.
If moderators wish to only subscribe to specific forum they will first need to navigate to that forum and will need to click the small envelope icon within the upper right of each forum. You can also click the Options link above the list of topics within a forum and choose the "Subscribe to Forum" option from the options menu.
You can unsubscribe & manage forum or topic subscriptions anytime from the Subscriptions page within your account.
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