I wondered if you might consider adding a new feature? It'd be nice if moderators could see the content of a forum post in the Forums->Moderation dashboard. This would be like how WordPress comment moderation is done. They use a separate column in the dashboard to show the content.
It's quite simple to do in moderation-listtable.php, although there probably ought to be a setting to turn it on or off -- some people might find it annoying.
We avoid extending moderation features in the dashboard. This is a forum, and forums have many moderators who are not administrators nor editors. We want to keep all moderator tools on front-end as much as possible. The unapproved topics and posts can be found in the Recent Posts page, they just need to select the corresponding menu in the drop-down:
Then they can open and see the whole thread and the unapproved post with moderation tools:
Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, that still requires a lot of clicking and navigating back and forth, since it doesn't show the entirety of posts on a single page, which is the aim (as requested by a couple of my moderators who use mobile phones to moderate).
So, if you're not willing to add to the dashboard, why not provide a filter so users can hook into the plugin that way, and not have to modify the plugin files?
OK thanks, will do.