Thread: Post Needs to Be Approved?

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    Post Needs to Be Approved?

    Why does my post need to be approved by a moderator? I replied to variable in C programming, and it informed me that my post would be visible after a moderator approves it. What gives?
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    I just sent a test post to that thread and it was posted right away.

    But other posts of mine (maybe 3 in the last month) have been sent to moderator purgatory lately. It seems pretty much random.

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    There is an anti-spam filter in place to stop the "live stream" 1-post spam bots.

    But it seems to be more trouble than it's worth TBH. The amount of false negative hits on regular members is beginning to outweigh any positive benefit on the spam. It's not like it's even 100% when it's supposed to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    There is an anti-spam filter in place to stop the "live stream" 1-post spam bots. But it seems to be more trouble than it's worth TBH. The amount of false negative hits on regular members is beginning to outweigh any positive benefit on the spam. It's not like it's even 100% when it's supposed to be.
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    Ooh, that would've been such a cool feature! If you had an account for such and such amount of time without being horrendously moderated constantly, you have implicit approval. That'd be so cool lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MutantJohn View Post
    Ooh, that would've been such a cool feature! If you had an account for such and such amount of time without being horrendously moderated constantly, you have implicit approval. That'd be so cool lol.
    If people knew about it, it would certainly be prone to abuse.
    What can this strange device be?
    When I touch it, it gives forth a sound
    It's got wires that vibrate and give music
    What can this thing be that I found?

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    Add an additional check for post count then? Something like a dozen posts ought to suffice. I don't know how hard it is to extend vBulletin functionality, but programmatically it should be trivial since the user data is being queried anyway.

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