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    Question Need moderator to approve a post

    Not sure what triggers this, but one of my posts in my thread went into "moderation" and won't show up. :s Can a mod approve it?

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    Re: Need moderator to approve a post

    I've approved that post.

    For future reference (for anyone with a post in moderation) send a private message to a moderator and give us some clue where to find the post in question. We don't get any kind of alert and, unless we happen to stumble across it, it could sit for a very long time.

    Personally, I think the system is a bit arbitrary. In this case, your post pended for moderator approval because it contained a link in a quote, but the original post with the link did not. It makes no sense. Sometimes there is no apparent reason for a post to pend.

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    Re: Need moderator to approve a post

    I attempted to post a comment in a thread, twice on Friday, and again twice on Saturday. Same thread, exact same comment. All four times it was rejected. It contained no links at all, and as far as I could see no offensive words whatsoever.

    Perhaps the administration could finally address this issue. It's somewhat annoying, especially when it's reached the point of containing NO links and NO questionable language.


    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    For future reference (for anyone with a post in moderation) send a private message to a moderator and give us some clue where to find the post in question. We don't get any kind of alert and, unless we happen to stumble across it, it could sit for a very long time.
    Also, maybe they could change the notification / wording itself to reflect the need to contact a mod, rather than implying the post will show up in due time. ie: "Your post has been rejected. Please contact a moderator to complete the approval process." I imagine there are lots of instances where people wait and wait and wait, to no avail, because they are unaware that contacting a mod is required.

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    Re: Need moderator to approve a post

    Quote Originally Posted by petpeeve View Post
    Also, maybe they could change the notification / wording itself to reflect the need to contact a mod, rather than implying the post will show up in due time. ie: "Your post has been rejected. Please contact a moderator to complete the approval process." I imagine there are lots of instances where people wait and wait and wait, to no avail, because they are unaware that contacting a mod is required.
    My first choice would be to eliminate the process altogether. It lets too many spam posts through and blocks too many legitimate posts. We've had instances where it blocked every single post for an established member who eventually, with moderator permission, had to re-register with a new account.

    My second choice would be to establish a system, like we have with reported posts, to email the moderators automatically when a thread requires moderation. To expect the member to contact us seems unnecessarily arduous.

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    Re: Need moderator to approve a post

    the forum can't tell the difference between a computer or a legitimate poster. it's using a stopforum spam plugin that checks for habits that spammers would do. we are open to better ideas if you guys would like to suggest something else
    having users report spammers would mean that users need to be diligent in reporting them to mods.

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    Re: Need moderator to approve a post

    Users are very diligent about reporting spammers. But what I was suggesting is that when a post goes to moderation under the current system that an alert go out to the moderators so that we can release it if it's a legitimate post.

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    Re: Need moderator to approve a post

    Quote Originally Posted by administrator View Post
    the forum can't tell the difference between a computer or a legitimate poster. it's using a stopforum spam plugin that checks for habits that spammers would do.
    Habits ? Really ? Can't the software differentiate between a johnny-come-lately spammer with a few posts at best .. and a member with a join date seven years ago and 3000 posts ? I'll admit I'm not all that tech savvy, but it seems rather simple to me.

    I agree with Ron though. Actually making the mods aware of a pending post would obviously be a step in the right direction, instead of implying to the member that the mods will approve the post soon without further request. Dishonest is perhaps too strong of a word, but the notification itself as it currently stands is .. inaccurate.

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