New user question, "moderator approval pending"

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by NI3, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. NI3

    NI3 New Member

    Sometimes I can post fine and sometimes I get "must await moderator approval" message. Can someone tell me whats going on?
  2. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    One of the problems with maintaining a public forum is that it sometimes attracts trolling or spamming behavior, complicating our efforts to maintain an open, yet supportive discussion area.

    Spammers are easy to identify and immediately banned.

    Trolling is a game about identity deception. The troll attempts to pass as a legitimate participant, but their primary intent is to disrupt the forum or target individual members with offensive, vulgar or pornographic content.

    Trolls and spammers often post links or use certain phrases or vulgar language, so posts are filtered for certain words, images, bbcode and links. That's why posts wind up in the moderation queue. Established members are exempt from the filter. It's just an automated tool to discourage trolling and help the moderators attempt to distinguish real posts from trolling or spammy postings.
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Trolls suck.
  4. Dillacow

    Dillacow Moo

  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Thanks for helping us since we are very gullible!!