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Posts in queue (new users)

Postby Crazy Bob » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:31 am

I was just wondering: how long does it take for posts by new users (with zero posts) to be approved on this forum?

For example, this user currently has three posts in queue, according to his profile. When I click the "3 posts in queue" on his profile page, I am directed to this page, where I cannot see any posts waiting for approval. Probably because I'm not authorized to do so.

Who can approve posts, and how often does (s)he check the queue?
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby avij » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:10 am

It's up to the respective forum moderators to approve the posts. I also tend to check the queue every now and then (so that messages posted to quieter parts of the forum do not get entirely forgotten), but I don't necessarily do that daily.

I'd say that on average, there might be an one-day delay or so.
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby avij » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:32 am

A reminder to forum moderators: There is a link Moderator Control Panel on the front page of the forum. Clicking that link will show you all the messages that are awaiting for approval in all the subforums you are a moderator. If messages have been reported, they will also be shown on that page. The reports should be closed once they have been examined.
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby Crazy Bob » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:07 pm

This user appears to be legitimate, and has had a post in the queue for more than 48 hours now.
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby Crazy Bob » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:23 pm

Crazy Bob wrote:This user appears to be legitimate, and has had a post in the queue for more than 48 hours now.

96 hours and counting...
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby avij » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:40 pm

Crazy Bob wrote:
Crazy Bob wrote:This user appears to be legitimate, and has had a post in the queue for more than 48 hours now.

96 hours and counting...

Looks like the Dutch forum might need an additional moderator. If you can reach a consensus about who that might be, let me know.
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby Crazy Bob » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:04 pm

The moderator for the Dutch forum does come online fairly frequently (currently, "Last visited: Sun 23 Nov 2014, 20:26"), but apparently does not approve (or disapprove) pending messages.

I approved two "Test" messages of this same "newbie" member today; hopefully he can post freely now or soon. (However, I don't know what the threshold is for posting without approval; shouldn't there be some info for new users somewhere?)
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby Crazy Bob » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:46 pm

Here another user with a post in the queue for about five days now: memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=68932 (don't know if legit or not, and can't see the forum in which (s)he tried to post)
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby avij » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:17 pm

Crazy Bob wrote:Here another user with a post in the queue for about five days now: memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=68932 (don't know if legit or not, and can't see the forum in which (s)he tried to post)

That message was posted to the EuroBillTracker Statistics subforum. The message seemed rather legitimate, but it was a cut&paste from someone else's message. Besides, it was posted from Pakistan, and we don't have that many EBT users outside Europe.
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby Crazy Bob » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:57 am

For the moment, I gave this post the benefit of the doubt. However, the post came from a Canadian IP address, by a new user with no equivalent on EBT itself, so my opinion might change in the future.
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby Crazy Bob » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:51 pm

Crazy Bob wrote:For the moment, I gave this post the benefit of the doubt. However, the post came from a Canadian IP address, by a new user with no equivalent on EBT itself, so my opinion might change in the future.

Okay, the original poster changed the post to add some spam links, so I deleted it. IP address was 142.4.99.149, in case anyone can amend the blocklist (if any).
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby Crazy Bob » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:08 am

Here another user with a post in the queue for a couple of days now...

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sending a PM to the user affected prompted him to post in the Test forum, after which he is now clear to go. The post in the queue remains ( :roll: )
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby eddydevries » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:04 pm

I don't remember what it was like when I registrated for the forum, but I wonder:

Are new users told that their first messages need to be approved by a moderator before they appear in the forum?

I think it would be very wise to do so, because if they don't see their messages in the forum it might "scare" them away before the messages are approved. And than we've lost a possible active member......
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby avij » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:48 pm

All new users must go through https://forum.eurobilltracker.com/spam/ to get the registration code. The page states that "All the posts from newly registered users must be approved by a moderator before they're visible to others. Any spam will only be seen by the moderators."

Reposting this reminder:
avij wrote:A reminder to forum moderators: There is a link Moderator Control Panel on the front page of the forum. Clicking that link will show you all the messages that are awaiting for approval in all the subforums you are a moderator. If messages have been reported, they will also be shown on that page. The reports should be closed once they have been examined.

As of today, there is one reported post. The report was written on Jul 23, 2014. I have been waiting to see how long it takes the Europe-Board moderators (Phaseolus, Craco, Fons, Olivier) to act on the report. Looks like I'll have to wait a little bit longer.

If you are a forum moderator, clicking that Moderator Control Panel link every few days might be a good idea.
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Re: Posts in queue (new users)

Postby Fons » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:06 pm

Hi

Yes, I have seen this report, but because it's actually only about a 'typo' in the topic title I don't think it's our job to edit this post just for that reason. I spot typos in many posts and since English is not the native language of most of us everybody (me included) makes them. I thoughed maybe other moderators wanted to do something with it so I left it this way.

Maybe it's better to close it in the first time. Actions we make are always visible in the log.

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