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I’ve looked all over the place and can’t seem to find an answer to this question. How many posts/how long, before my posts aren’t awaiting a moderators approval. Seems like whenever I post something, it takes hours to get posted. By the time it’s finally posted it’s buried pages back. Thanks in advance.
 
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I just made my first post and was waiting for approval, but instead its now deleted without any explanation. Not a very pleasant way to welcome me to the forums..
 

babyjs23

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I just made my first post and was waiting for approval, but instead its now deleted without any explanation. Not a very pleasant way to welcome me to the forums..
Relax, it was deleted by mistake and has been corrected.
 
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I’ve looked all over the place and can’t seem to find an answer to this question. How many posts/how long, before my posts aren’t awaiting a moderators approval. Seems like whenever I post something, it takes hours to get posted. By the time it’s finally posted it’s buried pages back. Thanks in advance.
@babyjs23
 

Methodical Management

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thanks! how many posts until a user is no longer "new"?

my account isn't new, but i just haven't posted.
We have to moderate the initial posts from an account if we want to prevent spam, fraud, etc. Otherwise, spammers could simply register and stockpile accounts to bypass our security measures.

Personally reviewing posts from new users presents a significant burden for the staff and a temporary burden for each user, but we believe that the long term benefits for everyone are worth it. If given the choice, I imagine you'd rather accept the short-term frustration in waiting for moderation approval now to browsing a forum filled with spam.
 
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We have to moderate the initial posts from an account if we want to prevent spam, fraud, etc. Otherwise, spammers could simply register and stockpile accounts to bypass our security measures.

Personally reviewing posts from new users presents a significant burden for the staff and a temporary burden for each user, but we believe that the long term benefits for everyone are worth it. If given the choice, I imagine you'd rather accept the short-term frustration in waiting for moderation approval now to browsing a forum filled with spam.
How many weeks does it take to post without waiting for approval?
 
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We have to moderate the initial posts from an account if we want to prevent spam, fraud, etc. Otherwise, spammers could simply register and stockpile accounts to bypass our security measures.

Personally reviewing posts from new users presents a significant burden for the staff and a temporary burden for each user, but we believe that the long term benefits for everyone are worth it. If given the choice, I imagine you'd rather accept the short-term frustration in waiting for moderation approval now to browsing a forum filled with spam.
Can I get approved? Seems like more old account got deleted/removed for an unknown reason. Thanks Methodical Management Methodical Management <3
 
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We have to moderate the initial posts from an account if we want to prevent spam, fraud, etc. Otherwise, spammers could simply register and stockpile accounts to bypass our security measures.

Personally reviewing posts from new users presents a significant burden for the staff and a temporary burden for each user, but we believe that the long term benefits for everyone are worth it. If given the choice, I imagine you'd rather accept the short-term frustration in waiting for moderation approval now to browsing a forum filled with spam.
Could you possibly let us know how long it takes to get approved? I've been pretty active for ~3 weeks after a long hiatus, and have yet to be able to post without needing mod approval.
 
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This is the latest thread I can find on this subject.

I notice when I post it takes a bit before it's approved & by then multiple pages has gone through so no on sees my question. How long (I'm still pretty fresh, since Friday) before our posts doesn't need any approval?

I understand the process, to filter spam/trolls/junk...but it is possible to approve faster if we prove that we are real people with interest to this forum?
 
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This is the latest thread I can find on this subject.

I notice when I post it takes a bit before it's approved & by then multiple pages has gone through so no on sees my question. How long (I'm still pretty fresh, since Friday) before our posts doesn't need any approval?

I understand the process, to filter spam/trolls/junk...but it is possible to approve faster if we prove that we are real people with interest to this forum?
Good luck with that. I’ve been regularly commenting on multiple threads for nearly 3 months and haven’t been approved.

I understand why they do this, but can’t help but wonder how many people they’ve scared off because they can’t properly use the site.
 
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Good luck with that. I’ve been regularly commenting on multiple threads for nearly 3 months and haven’t been approved.

I understand why they do this, but can’t help but wonder how many people they’ve scared off because they can’t properly use the site.
That sucks. I’ve asked a few questions under other post & no one reply cause by the time it’s approved many pages have gone by.
 
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Good luck with that. I’ve been regularly commenting on multiple threads for nearly 3 months and haven’t been approved.

I understand why they do this, but can’t help but wonder how many people they’ve scared off because they can’t properly use the site.
oOoOo my last reply to you went through...didn’t need moderator to approve the post. Yasssssss
 

Methodical Management

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This is the latest thread I can find on this subject.

I notice when I post it takes a bit before it's approved & by then multiple pages has gone through so no on sees my question. How long (I'm still pretty fresh, since Friday) before our posts doesn't need any approval?

I understand the process, to filter spam/trolls/junk...but it is possible to approve faster if we prove that we are real people with interest to this forum?
Unfortunately, we can't detail the exact criteria our system uses to grant instant posting access to our fellow members without inviting abuse, but it is designed such that legitimate community members gain approval after becoming acclimated to the community and our rules.

Can I get approved? Seems like more old account got deleted/removed for an unknown reason. Thanks Methodical Management Methodical Management <3
Good luck with that. I’ve been regularly commenting on multiple threads for nearly 3 months and haven’t been approved.

I understand why they do this, but can’t help but wonder how many people they’ve scared off because they can’t properly use the site.
Thanks to your reports, we were able to identify a configuration issue that prevented some people from graduating to automatic post approval. Your accounts should now submit posts instantly. I appreciate your patience.
 
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Unfortunately, we can't detail the exact criteria our system uses to grant instant posting access to our fellow members without inviting abuse, but it is designed such that legitimate community members gain approval after becoming acclimated to the community and our rules.



Thanks to your reports, we were able to identify a configuration issue that prevented some people from graduating to automatic post approval. Your accounts should now submit posts instantly. I appreciate your patience.
Awesome, thanks!
 
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