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- June 14th, 2012, 03:24 AM #1
Moderators reviewing user posts before they are actually posted.
I was hoping if one of the moderators or an informed member can tell me if the policy of moderators reviewing our posts before they are actually posted to a thread is a permanent implementation or is it only temporary? If it is temporary then after how many posts can a user be able to post in threads without waiting for a mod to review them?June 14th, 2012, 04:45 AM #2
We have been getting hit with a huge amount of spammers lately and have had to implement some new policies that keep their junk off of the forums. We are still trying to fine-tune the system and you may end up having some posts get moderated since you are a new user.
Our new system looks at the posts made by new users and sends them to which quickly scans the post to see if it is spam. Akismet returns a percentage score back to us, rating how likely it believes the content of a user's post is spam. If the percentage is high enough, the post gets marked as spam and we are required to manually approve it.
To keep the spammers from getting an advantage, we would rather not state the exact number of posts required before your posts are no longer sent to Akismet's servers for analysis but we can state that this aggressive check is only done for new users.
There are still a few bugs in the entire process and we are working on getting them resolved as quickly as possible. Please do bring any issues that you have to our attention so that we can make the site as easy to use as possible while at the same time keeping the spam to a minimum.
Hope this helps clear it up.June 14th, 2012, 05:00 AM #3
Thank you for the quick reply Rehan. Definitely cleared things up. I have seen a great rise in spam posts on many other websites as well recently. I hope this system will keep the spammers away from this forum successfully!
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