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Post flagged for review?

LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 6,898 Senior Member
edited August 8 in Community & Forum Issues
I tried to post a response to a thread and I got a response saying my post has been marked for review and will appear after it has been approved. I have never seen this before. Any ideas what this is about?

Replies to: Post flagged for review?

  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 6,898 Senior Member
    Issue resolved. I think it's because I was trying to post a link to prep scholar. I removed the link and it posted.
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 31,315 Super Moderator
    MODERATOR'S NOTE: Yes, there's a new feature on the website. Any post with a filtered word (profanity or prohibited link) is put in a moderation queue for review by the moderators. Users won't have to report as many posts in the future.
  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 6,898 Senior Member
    Thanks @MaineLonghorn . I find prep scholar is really useful, but it's a blog so I guess that's why it was flagged.
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 31,315 Super Moderator
    @Lindagaf, there were one or more people who constantly registered to promote that website, so that's why we filtered it.
  • NatataNatata Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    I just posted a question on the graduate school page and I did not put anything wrong in my question... Is there a way to see my post or is it deleted forever?
  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 4,531 Senior Member
    Mine was flagged the other day because I posted a link. (I must have driven the mods nuts because I tried several times to repost before noticing the "flagged for review" notice. It's in grey on the grey border on the bottom of the page.)

    After about 15 minutes, it posted normally.
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 29,495 Senior Member
    They liked your persistence. :)
  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 4,531 Senior Member
    lol. I felt like a total idiot!
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 27,034 Super Moderator
    edited August 22
    MODERATOR'S NOTE:
    After about 15 minutes, it posted normally.
    @bjkmom FYI. It's not that it posted normally, it's that I approved it to be posted. And yes, the posting 6 times did drive me crazy. :)

    @Natata There is a post of yours from 4:31 p.m. Is that the post in question, or was there a different one? The most common reasons that a post gets flagged for review is that it contains a link to a non-authoritative website like twitter or Facebook, or it contains a profanity or an acronym that if spelled out would have a profanity.
  • NatataNatata Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    HI @skieurope ! There was one posted at around 1:30pm yesterday I believe, but it has been approved I guess! The odd thing was there were no links, only text and it was in the appropriate forum. Maybe I used a figure of speech in there without realizing that got flagged. Thanks for your help!
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 27,034 Super Moderator
    Glad it worked out. Thanks for getting back to me,
  • ritsarritsar Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Sorry, I just did the same thing. Hopefully my thread will get approved :)
  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 2,251 Senior Member
    On the flip side, what do you get for the points you accrue for liked and helpful posts? Is there a catalog where you can pick a gift like a pop corn popper, a grand prize like a trip to disney or paid college tuition? haha
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