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Posts moderation

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:56 pm
by markwrites
if each post has to be moderated before a question is visible i will not be using OO . too busy. no time for that

Title Edited. A descriptive title for posts helps others who are searching for solutions and increases the chances of a reply (Hagar, Moderator).

Re: posts

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:14 pm
by robleyd
We moderate initial posts to prevent spamming. Normally, unless there are several posts before a moderator is available to approve the posts, only a first post is moderated.

Mods work on a volunteer basis, and may not be able to approve posts as quickly as your first posts - 10 minutes in your case. And of course, as all assistance on this site is provided by volunteers - who are users like yourself - any answer to your questions may take some time, depending on whether anyone is available and able to answer the question.

Re: posts

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:34 pm
The policy to moderate initial posts was implemented when we started getting thousands of spam posts per day a few years ago. Before then we had gotten a few per day and the moderators just cleaned them up after they appeared. The flood of spam made the forum unusable. Moderating just the initial post dramatically reduced the attempts to spam the forum.

Re: posts

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:54 pm
by RusselB
While I'm not a moderator, I feel I've been here long enough to state that initial posts are moderated, as already specified by two moderators (robleyd and FJCC respectively), but you should be aware that any posts made after the first one made be moderated after posting.
Just because your first post gets through doesn't mean that one or more volunteers and/or moderators won't report a post that violates one or more of the terms of usage.