I want to make an Application forum whereby when applications are submitted, they become instantly hidden. This is possible vanilla with the "Moderation queue" button on the top left of the screen, which the number ticks up and up.
I keep the applications hidden for several reasons, privacy being among the most serious. Obviously... But one of my mods made a fatal error of messing with that queue, thinking he was approving an application personally, when infact he approved it for public viewing. All the details of 20+ people were made public that day.
I am looking for a plugin if possible, or an alteration in code (Which I'd need in depth guides on how to...) to make it so I can assign moderators to a forum, which can read a thread posted by ANY user which becomes hidden. I want anyone to be able to create a thread, instantly hidden, out of the moderation queue, and only specific mods able to see it.
Any help is very much appreciated,