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AKwyn Posted: Fri, Oct 14 2011 11:10 PM

I've lurked around the forum and I noticed that many people are complaining about not being able to post because their posts are entering a moderation queue. I've also noticed one particular user suggesting a workaround but I fear this workaround could fall into the spammer's hands, therefore filling the forums with even more spam then we have now.

I suggest that there needs to be a probationary period where each users posts enters the moderation queue for I'm guessing 30 days or so. I know, this is strict but I don't want to imagine a world where a workaround can lead to more spam. (since if you've already posted a post without no links, links can easily be added.)

If anybody has any other ideas other then the one above, feel free to leave them below.

 

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Dave_HH replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 11:16 PM

Thanks for the input, Taylor.  Are there really a lot of folks with issues posting because something is being held for moderation?

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rrplay replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 11:36 PM

Dave_HH:

...  Are there really a lot of folks with issues posting because something is being held for moderation?

just wanted to drop in and mention occasionally the most common is just posting pics in the forums and been just sharing this every once in a while

 This is the one you want for photos !

http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/t/56605.aspx

 

 

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 11:38 PM

Well I've seen people complaining about the past, CDeeter recently about how he can't post links... So yeah, there are a lot of folks with issues posting.

 

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rrplay replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 11:49 PM

TaylorKarras:
Well I've seen people complaining about the past, CDeeter recently about how he can't post links... So yeah, there are a lot of folks with issues posting.

yep that's true with the new monitor thread >>http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/p/58263/412228.aspx#412228

maybe we can make some 'sticky' for such posting for new members & just to kick start it a bit ...>>>these come to mind:

How to post your photos on HotHardware, a guide,......
http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/t/56605.aspx

Embedding video on the forum?
http//hothardware.com/cs/forums/p/53684/385710.aspx#385710

A new member from the last giveaway also had a post held pending' and have not seen hm lately but bumped the post me thinks with the post pic info thread

..seems like a great idea Taylor Yesto round up some of this info for posting along with the iPad fix stuff etc and try to get it on the same page somehow & update it as necessary

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