I know a LOT of people have been asking for a trick to make the default setting in ushahidi be that all reports appear on the public website WITHOUT requiring prior approval. My buddy wrote a script (about 3 lines) that WORKS (we think, but then again nobody is submitting reports.).
What it does is check every 30 minutes (using a cron job on bluehost) whether the database contains any reports that are less than 30 minutes old that have not been approved. If so, it updates the status to say approved. And viola! New reports appear. This also allows you to un-approve a report without deleting it after it is 30 minutes old, and the cron job hack won't interfere.
Not a bad use of 3 lines of code. Here is the script:
mysql -D globamh1_kamukunji -u [your_db_username] --password=********** -e 'update
incident set incident_active=1 where incident_active=0 and timediff(now(), incident_dateadd) < time("00:30:00")'
You will need to tailor it to your instance. Here is what the parts mean:
globalmh1_makukunji = change to the name of your database
[your_db_username] = change to the username that had write access to the database for ushahidi
This script worked on bluehost. Bluehost.com has a cron job scheduler on the control panel.
BTW - it seemed to work when we tested it, but I haven't seen what else this might do to ushahidi over the long run. Use at your own risk.