Interesting approach about using member connect, I'll consider that for the future!
As another monitoring mechanism, how about creating a new 'description' field for flagging those done/verified? For my purposes I needed to identify maternal vs. paternal ancestory so created a field for managing this, as well as one dedicated to DAR/SAR details.
Like you, I often have my FTM file open at the same time as my online tree - FTM is easier to review facts and online is faster for accepting appropriate and verifiable hints.
Now for a general observation ... I'm not a fan of those who add generic pictures (e.g., bloodline, tree, end of line, country flag, country map, coat of arms) for it isn't relevant to what I'm compiling. I don't accept 'tree' hints but do get story and picture hints and you'd be surprised how many of these sort of photos are continually a-knocking on my trees' doors! IGNORE!