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    Where has my question gone?

    Hi all
    I posted for the first time yesterday and edited my post at which point a message came up to say that it had to be checked for spam or along those lines.

    do the first few posts need to be checked by a moderator?

    thanks

    #2
    This happens to experienced posters as well. The spam detection software seems to have quite a lot of these false positives, especially when posts contain links.

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      #3
      Happened to me also. I tried to edit some bad grammar in my post 'Relevant fittings Irrelevant?' but now I can't see it. Can anyone else?

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        #4
        Happened to me too - no links but I included a few bad words about Scottish folk being Xenophobic. It later appeared in full.

        JK0 I can see your post on my feed, but not online (yet). It is a great post anyway -- anotjher great example of how legislators and those implementing legislation haven't a clue about the thing that is the subject of their legislation. Do re-post it.

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          #5
          Jko, I can see the post title but if I click on it I get a forum message saying I do not have permission to view..

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            #6
            Originally posted by Moy View Post
            Jko, I can see the post title but if I click on it I get a forum message saying I do not have permission to view..
            Thanks Moy. That's what I get too.

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              #7
              JK0, I see your unapproved thread in TAB, but it contains no text, perhaps a result of your edits. I can't see any point in approving it now, and that may not even work given that there's no text to it, so I suggest you try re-posting.
              I also post as Mars_Mug when not moderating

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                KTC
                Wrote a post response with a link to an old thread within this forum and posted fine. Realised I linked to the thread rather than the specific post, so edited and corrected the link by removing the existing and reinserting the correct link. So still just the one link, and it's a link to another forum...
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              • Reply to Overzealous spam control
                KTC
                Of course I don't blame the moderators. I posted here partly to vent sure, but also partly to see if the admin / operator of the forum can either relax it a bit or put in more fine grain spam control to not catch innocent posts while still keeping the spam out.
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                ram
                Dont blame the UNPAID moderatrors.

                Blame the spammers that send 60% of all emails sent that has caused this situation.

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                19-01-2018, 23:58 PM
              • Reply to Overzealous spam control
                KTC
                Well TIL the post one is editing doesn't even have to contain any link, just editing in quick succession is enough to trigger the spam filter pulling the post into moderation.
                19-01-2018, 21:45 PM
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                nukecad
                I know I have fallen foul of exactly the same myself.
                edited a link and the new one went to moderation.

                Without going into too much detail this is a common spam tactic.
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                KTC
                It's not either or.

                Part of the problem is the speed of moderation, if more posts are going to get moderated, then they need more active or more in terms of numbers moderators. At the moment, a moderated post can sit for a couple of days before it's seen to. The same apply if there were...
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                nukecad
                On another forum I visit regularly moderation like this used to happen frequently, and members often complained about their posts getting moderated.

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                ram
                It happens now and again.
                Happened to me, but the Mods will see it and approve it ( assuming all is above board )
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                Bluebull
                Hi,

                I'm a new member and have only made 1 post. It was a question about how to draw up a contract with a property investor however it's been flagged as spam. I'm not selling anything I'm just trying to get some advice.

                Can somebody take a look?

                Thanks.
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                Bluebull
                Please delete this thread, I've reworded my original enquiry as some people were mistaking it as some kind of public offer. It wasn't.
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