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Old 23 Mar 2013, 07:33 AM   #16
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It's a lot easier to send the first few posts from new members to moderation so you can approve the good ones at your convenience.
It also decreases membership; many will choose to not post at all if they know that their post will not be immediately displayed. This decreases profit margins (from ad's) for the site owner.
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Old 23 Mar 2013, 08:21 AM   #17
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Yes thats true Dave but any WORTHWHILE MEMBERS will stay!


I didnt know this happend again... I didnt see it this time.... Boy last time was the worst i ever saw it here!! (I dont wanna see it again)
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Old 23 Mar 2013, 08:51 AM   #18
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It also decreases membership; many will choose to not post at all if they know that their post will not be immediately displayed. This decreases profit margins (from ad's) for the site owner.
That's not true.

You're not moderating the member or making it harder for them to join, just moderating their first post (or more) after they have actually posted it.

A new member has no way of knowing their first post won't display immediately.

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Old 23 Mar 2013, 03:08 PM   #19
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Well after they post it AND IT DOESNT SHOW they then do..
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Old 23 Mar 2013, 03:20 PM   #20
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Ray does speak with considerable experience with regard to forum management, of course.

I agree with moderating first posts before publishing them - that would get rid of 99 per cent of the spam at a stroke.

But looking at it from the point of view of the new genuine poster, they might not understand that their post is not showing - it should be made clear to them at the point that they sign up.

If someone has a genuine question, we will welcome them with open arms.
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Old 23 Mar 2013, 05:46 PM   #21
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I agree with David. How long would the user have to wait for the post to appear before they give up?
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Old 23 Mar 2013, 06:34 PM   #22
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Also it's a murder for the moderators to go through the postings.
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Old 23 Mar 2013, 06:52 PM   #23
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Speaking as a moderator on 2 forums myself, why can't EMD install the link-detector plug in, so any newbies that post links will get sent to the moderator queue? It seems a lot less hassle.
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Old 23 Mar 2013, 09:21 PM   #24
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It's worth noting I chase their first post with a notice that displays at the top of the page when a new member is in the "moderation zone" so after posting they are made away why it did not show up right away.. I'm also a nice guy a stop displaying almost all my adsense once a visitor registers. If you want to see it all in action try registering at EQ and doing your first thread or reply

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Ray does speak with considerable experience with regard to forum management, of course.

I agree with moderating first posts before publishing them - that would get rid of 99 per cent of the spam at a stroke.

But looking at it from the point of view of the new genuine poster, they might not understand that their post is not showing - it should be made clear to them at the point that they sign up.
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Old 29 Mar 2013, 05:10 PM   #25
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Just wondering if there's any way to report spam, without opening the obvious spam message?

BTW, if I had 2 "bricksbaby", your eyes would be watering, etc.
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Old 29 Mar 2013, 05:45 PM   #26
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I've always wondered why we have to wait 60 seconds between reporting spam post. There nothing dangerous in bricksbaby's spam postings.
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Old 20 Apr 2013, 08:38 AM   #27
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Wink

I could be a moderator of any partition (experience there, I had my hacking project for over 5 years + was the moderator for a resource.)
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Old 6 Oct 2013, 04:28 PM   #28
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Offer accepted. I will be in Manchester to see the Aussies hammer the Poms in the 3rd Ashes Test Match. Haha!
Well, I looked for you - didn't see you - enjoy yourself?
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Old 6 Oct 2013, 04:51 PM   #29
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Sorry I didn't claim that beer.

Thoroughly enjoyed Manchester though. Cricket, eating, drinking but the highlight was probably your fantastic, free museums especially MOSI.

Ran out of time and will have to come back someday.

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Old 12 Dec 2014, 03:50 AM   #30
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I considered wishing psalzer (moderator) a happy birthday, but as she has not posted here on the forum for over 9 years she probably will never read this.
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