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New boarders will have their posts moderated - Don't worry if you cannot see your post immediately.
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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 04 May 2020 18:33 #106861

I've noticed that new posts or replies that I do don't show up directly. Do they have to be approved? This makes the forum kinda unusable, because you don't know if the post succeeded.

Also, the captcha is a pain. Why have it? I've had it time out during the time I needed for typing my reply. I lost my text when I submitted my reply.

I figure you're fighting spam. But it can't be that bad. This isn't a public forum. You do have to create an account to be able to post. Just make the account approval process a bit more thorough. And have some more moderators around the world to remove spam/accounts that get through.

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 05 May 2020 00:03 #106870

Hi Leon,

New accounts on the forum are set to have their first three posts moderated and after that new posts should appear right away. BTW, I am not a topical moderator (I am only working on the running machinery of the site) so if you have other posts awaiting moderation someone else will be handling them. I am fairly new around here and don't want to interrupt any workflow I am not fully aware of yet.

Your suggestion about not requiring reCaptcha for posting, since one must be logged in to post anyway, is a good one and I've changed that setting.

We are actually in the process of making some changes to the forum design and usability and hope to have them published soon.

Tim

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 05 May 2020 00:23 #106871

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Will I ever get the ability to change my Avitar image back again? Will I ever get my ability to send and read private messages ever return? I have messages up to almost two years old I've never been able to access.

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 05 May 2020 02:06 #106879

Yes, updating avatars and private messages are also being looked at.

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 05 May 2020 03:56 #106882

…I figure you're fighting spam. But it can't be that bad. ….


just to add my 5¢, being one of the janitors here:
on a 'good day' I had to delete +40 posts offering fake passports, viagra, home make overs ....

aside the lost souls posting plain nonsense (a post of 100s of 'a'), in wrong categories, etc etc etc.

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 05 May 2020 08:13 #106887

just to add my 5¢, being one of the janitors here:
on a 'good day' I had to delete +40 posts offering fake passports, viagra, home make overs ....
Yes, I know moderating can be a pain. I've been a moderator for a pretty large forum in the past. It's a divide and conquer thing. So having more moderators divides up the work and makes it easier for everyone.

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 05 May 2020 08:19 #106888

New accounts on the forum are set to have their first three posts moderated and after that new posts should appear right away. BTW, I am not a topical moderator (I am only working on the running machinery of the site) so if you have other posts awaiting moderation someone else will be handling them. I am fairly new around here and don't want to interrupt any workflow I am not fully aware of yet.

Your suggestion about not requiring reCaptcha for posting, since one must be logged in to post anyway, is a good one and I've changed that setting.
I wasn't aware of the fact that my first three posts would have to be approved. I found it very confusing. Maybe I overlooked some warning message? Anyway, it seems my posts are now immediately showing up, which is great.

Great that you've changed the reCaptcha thing!

I guess the whole point I was trying to make is that anti-spam measures shouldn't impact normal forum use too much. Having the reCaptcha for every message was overkill, IMHO. Just guard the entrance (new accounts) and the spam issue should be manageable. Of course this doesn't 100% kill all spam. People's accounts get stolen/hacked, spam-bots getting smarter, etc. Forum moderation is still a necessity.

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 07 May 2020 15:13 #106984

Curious, do you know how long it takes to be approved? Having issue on FCPX and posted a new topic days ago , yet still says I have "no topics".

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 09 May 2020 01:58 #107013

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The first 3 posts must be approved. After that, you're good to go. Why moderators are not moderating much these days, I don't know. But yeah, we do have a lack in that dept here on FCP.co for sure. Peter? What's up with that?

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 24 Nov 2020 21:42 #111017

Ok Ive just seen this - I posted a new topic and thought it didn't work and then posted again. Thanks for the clarification.

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 24 Nov 2020 22:10 #111018

First time poster have to have their messages approved by a moderator. This isn’t instantaneous by any means.

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 24 Nov 2020 22:15 #111019

Thanks - how long can it take?

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 24 Nov 2020 22:38 #111020

Depends on the time of day probably and what people are doing. There’s no way to tell.

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Why don't my posts/replies show up directly? 24 Nov 2020 22:39 #111021

Ok thanks - I thought it could be weeks or so - but from the sounds of it you mean the same day or thereabouts.
Thanks!

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