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Don't see your first post(s) here? DON'T PANIC

Postby wildweasel » Wed May 19, 2010 6:52 pm

ZDoom forums has a system in place in which new users' (and Guest posters') first 10 3 posts will be invisible until a moderator approves them. Any further posts after that will always appear immediately. This is a measure to protect the forums from the incessant spam bots that seem to plague us a lot of the time (as well as a preventative measure because a few idiots decided to ruin the fun for everybody else).

So please, if you don't see your post "go through" and appear on the forums, don't double-post it - just be patient and a moderator will likely see and approve your post within an hour (or possibly more). Much like any other moderator-related issue, we can't be available 24/7, so if your post hasn't appeared and you haven't received an email notification about it being approved or disapproved, that does not mean it has been lost.

And further, we'd really appreciate it if you wouldn't make further posts (that go into the approval queue) complaining about your post not having been approved yet. Again, we can't be available 24/7.

If you just want to have a forum account (perhaps you need to send someone a private message, or use the Advanced Search functions) and don't know where to make a post, try the New Member Introductions thread.

Addendum: As of late, we have also been disapproving posts that are breaking the rules or lack any form of common sense. Following the Official ZDoom Forum Rules, particularly the Guidelines section, will go a long way toward making a good enough first impression that your post is approved. Talking in txt-spk lolz and posting things that aren't related to the topic tends to result in a disapproval. Remember, disapproved posts do not mean you will never be approved, it just means you need to try making a different post. Really, though, if your post gets disapproved, pay close attention to the disapproval reason (you'll usually see it as an email message) and take it as a sign that you may need to lurk more.
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Re: Don't see your first post here? DON'T PANIC

Postby wildweasel » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:53 pm

In the interests of full disclosure, we've been receiving a lot of spambot registrations since last night, so if you receive a message that your post was disapproved, with the reason listed as "Spam bot," and you are positive that you aren't a spam bot, feel free to make your post again.
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Re: Don't see your first post here? DON'T PANIC

Postby Siggi » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:16 am

In the continued effort to win the hidden war against spam bots I am updating the spam word list.
Kindly let us know if you're human and your posts are being blocked in error.
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Re: Don't see your first post here? DON'T PANIC

Postby wildweasel » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:35 pm

I'd just like to chime in again to say that our spam problem has not gone away. In fact, anything but:
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So again, if your post accidentally gets disapproved and you're most certainly a human, please repost or contact one of us.
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