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    Practical forum question

    This seems an appropriate place for a forum "meta" question:

    After posting a reply to someone on my thread, a message popped up about a moderator. But I was redirected automatically before I could read it all. After a day I tried again and looked more carefully; it was indeed about a moderator needing to approve my reply. My questions:

    1) Will the moderator be angry since I tried the same thing twice?
    2) How long does it take a moderator to approve a reply?
    3) If a reply is NOT approved, will I be notified of the disapproval?

    I have read that "Ultimate thread, section 9" about moderators but these questions were not answered. So thanks for any insights.

    Kind regards,
    Koeienbakker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koeienbakker View Post
    This seems an appropriate place for a forum "meta" question:

    After posting a reply to someone on my thread, a message popped up about a moderator. But I was redirected automatically before I could read it all. After a day I tried again and looked more carefully; it was indeed about a moderator needing to approve my reply. My questions:

    1) Will the moderator be angry since I tried the same thing twice?
    2) How long does it take a moderator to approve a reply?
    3) If a reply is NOT approved, will I be notified of the disapproval?

    I have read that "Ultimate thread, section 9" about moderators but these questions were not answered. So thanks for any insights.

    Kind regards,
    Koeienbakker
    Forum members' posts are sometimes automatically moderated. That is more likely to happen to newer forum members, who don't have a high post count. It's one of the tools designed to reduce the number of spam posts that are visible on the forums, and that works very well. Unfortunately, occasionally a genuine post gets caught up in that process.

    Moderators don't get notifications of moderated posts, so they sometimes get missed. I saw this post, and have now approved the reply you mention. More often than not we do see an automatically moderated post eventually, but it may take some time.

    Now, to your questions:

    1) No; of course not! I can see why you posted a second time, and that is understandable. You're right, of course, in implying that the same message should not be posted twice, but the original wasn't visible to others so there's no problem. (Mods are human!)

    2) See the explanation above. You can always PM (private message) one of the mods, requesting approval. Please don't PM us all though!

    3) It's very rare for a genuine post to remain unapproved. That can happen occasionally if it is missed (a PM will fix that), or if the post is unacceptable in some way. An example of that might be suggesting an idea that is ruled out.

    I hope this helps.

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    Cowslips, thanks for your quick response!
    The 3rd question remains a bit unclear; does the user get (automatically) notified if a moderator disapproves the reply?

    If my second attempt gets through, I will edit it and apologize for the double post.

    Thanks, and kind regards,
    Koeienbakker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koeienbakker View Post
    Cowslips, thanks for your quick response!
    The 3rd question remains a bit unclear; does the user get (automatically) notified if a moderator disapproves the reply?

    If my second attempt gets through, I will edit it and apologize for the double post.

    Thanks, and kind regards,
    Koeienbakker

    No; members are not notified if a post is disapproved.

    Your second reply will not show up; I removed it whilst approving the first.


    Hay Day level 182 (main farm) - I have seven others!



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    Moderating can be an onerous job, checking all posts to eliminate blatant advertising, pornography and other posts that break the rules (name & shame, discussion about bots, etc)

    Well done mods.

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