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    Moderated Posts Change

    Hi all,

    As some of you are aware, this site has been getting more and more visibility... to include becoming a target for SEO Spammers (people who essentially spam with hyperlinks to give their sites a higher ranking). Due to this we've had to make a few changes.

    The first one is a moderation queue. Now, users with less than two posts will go into a moderation queue whenever they post. This post will have to be approved by a moderator/admin and then it will show up. If you already have more than two posts, it should automatically promote you so you're not moderated... but I have seen cases where your first post (after we made this change) may go into moderation and then you'll be promoted.

    To do this, we made a new usergroup and, unfortunately, when I set it up last night, there were a few things I didn't update. I went in this morning and rectified those. So if you were having issues posting last night (to this morning), it may have been caused by that and should no longer be an issue.

    There have been a few other changes we've implemented to help with the spambots but most of that should be transparent to all of you. It does things like check accounts against known spambot lists, if you create a profile too fast (as in faster than humanly possible it will deny your account, etc, etc.

    Hopefully these efforts will greatly lessen the spam you all see and keep the conversations moving ahead at a steady pace.

    If you have any questions or see anything wonky happening, let us know!
    Sean "Ashen Temper" Dahlberg
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    The submenu under community, including the "What's new" (forum posts) links are gone. Despite being an established user I still get moderator waits before my posts are visible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kletian999 View Post
    The submenu under community, including the "What's new" (forum posts) links are gone. Despite being an established user I still get moderator waits before my posts are visible.
    Ah, permissions systems... so fun! I think I have this now fixed. There were some submenu permissions that were buried. Thanks!
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    Thank's, what's new is back

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    Senior Member Kletian999's Avatar
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    Is the "your post must be moderated" delay going to be removed for established users?

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    It shouldn't keep popping up. We're still working on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kletian999 View Post
    Is the "your post must be moderated" delay going to be removed for established users?
    That is because Sean made a[nother] mistake... one of the primary categories had the Registered Members under the moderate flag and it filtered down to all the forums. That should be fixed now for Registered Members.
    Sean "Ashen Temper" Dahlberg
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    I will try this.
    Last edited by Michaele97; 03-05-2016 at 01:05 AM.

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