Pinned topics/posts are useful to help new users and we use them in all the categories. Some users end up directly in "unread" or "recent" and it would be helpful if we could pin topics to those as well.
Are there a plugin for these, or stock with NodeBB?
How does one make it so that a moderator must approve a topic in order for the topic to become publicly view able?
How can I set it up so that all new members posts must be approved before they are displayed? I figure that this will deter the spammers.
I'll think about writing something like this in future
Right now, you can get an API call of a user's latest posts, so theoretically you could write a simple widget that makes a call to that route (for the admin user) and renders the latest posts using the same code as the other widgets. So for a very basic implementation, if you know your 1-3 admins/moderators, you can easily hack it together using existing code