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 Post subject: About the approval system and moderation/missing posts?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:58 am 
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It occurs to me that this forum is a bit slow and cumbersome to use compared to other tech sites. That in itself is not that much of a problem, but it's also a bit unclear as to why this is. So i've got a few questions for you:

- The site and/or forum are down very frequently (compared to other sites). Is this due to actual capacity reasons, or is there a lot of unmanaged maintenance, is the site hosted on a personal machine running on an unstable DSL line?
- My first post needed to be reviewed before publishing. Is this just because I am new, or because the permissions system is different in SPCR article discussion (the forum where I posted), or how does this actually work? How many posts need to be reviewed before I can post on my own?
- There are a few reports in this forum of vanishing threads, replies, etc. Is this because of moderators silently doing their job, broken code, server issues or something else? In particular, about a page worth of commentary on the newest review (Gigabyte A75 FM1 motherboard - viewtopic.php?f=13&t=62690) seems to be missing.

I'm very interested in the workings behind this forum.


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 Post subject: Re: About the approval system and moderation/missing posts?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:39 am 
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We have to manually moderate posts from new members, to avoid Spammers. I'm sorry we are a bit slow in doing this; but it is necessary, unfortunately.

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 Post subject: Re: About the approval system and moderation/missing posts?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:48 am 
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Well, there's no need to apologize, it's your forum and your rules. But can you elaborate on my further questions?

edit: apparently, the first two posts need to be approved :P That answers one question already :)


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 Post subject: Re: About the approval system and moderation/missing posts?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:30 am 
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NeilBlanchard wrote:
We have to manually moderate posts from new members, to avoid Spammers. I'm sorry we are a bit slow in doing this; but it is necessary, unfortunately.


yea, this could be faster. I editet my first post after aproval >>> new aproval......now after 20 hours it there


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 Post subject: Re: About the approval system and moderation/missing posts?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:22 pm 
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I thank you for your patience. Waiting is better than lots of Spam, though?

It is not perfect, but it is better than no control over Spammers.

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 Post subject: Re: About the approval system and moderation/missing posts?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:37 pm 
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NeilBlanchard wrote:
I thank you for your patience. Waiting is better than lots of Spam, though?

It is not perfect, but it is better than no control over Spammers.


I understand and respect that

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 Post subject: Re: About the approval system and moderation/missing posts?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:58 am 
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Is there any way to track a post I have made to make sure it doesn't get lost? Also, when do my posts stop getting reviewed. I've been a member since Dec 2010, but I only have 4 posts


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