1. ryland Johnson's Avatar
    Hi, Nice to be here. Great site.

    I am a current member of approx' 30 forums covering many topics of my interests. I have in the past been a member of possibly 50 forums yet this one is the first I have ever had to have my posts checked before they are posted by a moderator?
    What is the aim of such an action and doesn't this need one heck of a large staff or team of mods to perform?
    Is this a private forum or Microsoft owned? No confrontation on my part just genuinely curious.

    Very best wishes, Ryland
    11-16-2015 08:12 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi Ryland and welcome to WindowsCentral.

    The only reason for the mod approval is because of software used by the forums to prevent spam. The mods don't put the posts by new members there. It's software that does it. Once mods approve the posts, then the software 'knows' that a new member isn't a spammer. That's not something that will always happen to you, and after you've made enough posts then you will be able to post without needing approval.

    WindowsCentral is a fan based site, with no affiliation to Microsoft.

    I hope that helps. ☺
    RumoredNow, Josiah23 and xandros9 like this.
    11-16-2015 08:58 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Our anti-spam filter is always hard at work.

    Even after many thousands of posts I have occasionally had my posts go to moderation.

    *shrug* It is hard to tell what triggers it at times.

    There is a que that all Mods see and we do our best to sort through them quickly and delete the SPAM and approve the nice posters such as yourself.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    11-16-2015 09:06 PM
  4. offroadjunkie's Avatar
    I just joined up a few days ago. So far I've made 3 post and only 1 has needed to be approved by a mod.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-16-2015 09:26 PM
  5. Josiah23's Avatar
    Our anti-spam filter is always hard at work.

    Even after many thousands of posts I have occasionally had my posts go to moderation.

    *shrug* It is hard to tell what triggers it at times.

    There is a que that all Mods see and we do our best to sort through them quickly and delete the SPAM and approve the nice posters such as yourself.
    Aren't you a mod? Or ambassador?
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-16-2015 09:44 PM
  6. Josiah23's Avatar
    I believe my first post or two were the only ones that had to be checked by a mod, and after 30 posts? Somewhere around there I was able to post links and pictures, but after that I was golden.
    11-16-2015 09:49 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Aren't you a mod? Or ambassador?
    There's no rhyme or reason for the way the software behaves. It happens on the other sister sites too.
    11-16-2015 09:56 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Aren't you a mod? Or ambassador?
    Yeah, both at once... Just shows no one is immune.

    At least I can approve my own posts.
    11-16-2015 10:46 PM
  9. ryland Johnson's Avatar
    Thank you for the kind replies.

    Best wishes, Ryland
    11-17-2015 05:51 AM

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