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"Your comment will appear after it is approved."

ucbalumnusucbalumnus 77733 replies678 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
So I tried to post something, and the response was "Your comment will appear after it is approved."

It did not appear later, and there is no message or other indication why it was not approved.

What does this mean?
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  • momofthreeboysmomofthreeboys 16625 replies66 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Huh I just had that happen with a post....no hyperlinks and no profanity or potential profanity or even robot perceived profanity...just the moderation message that it won’t post until “approved”. Sad state of affairs me thinks.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6866 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    MODERATOR'S NOTE:
    Huh I just had that happen with a post.
    And I explained the issue to you in a PM.
    no profanity or potential profanity
    Actually, that was the issue. You made a typo on the word "shut." :)
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  • ufmomfriendufmomfriend 294 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    What was wrong with mine?
    Thanks
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6866 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited May 2018
    @ufmomfriend You used the name of a commercial site that is blocked.
    edited May 2018
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6866 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    As an FYI, the pop-up message has been changed, and now reads:
    Your post has been flagged for moderation. Your comment will appear only if it is approved. If your post violates the TOS it will not be published. Common violations include disallowed links and profanity.
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  • LorenneLorenne 11 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hi there! I just had my most recent post flagged as well, as far as I know, no words could have spelled out profanity, nor did I include links, it was just a post about letters of recommendations - I unfortunately didn't save as a draft so I don't know how to look back on it, would it be possible to get a PM from a moderator to find out what the issue was? Just so I know what to avoid posting in the future, thank you!
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6866 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited August 2018
    @Lorenne I'm not sure what the issue was, but it is now posted.
    edited August 2018
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  • LorenneLorenne 11 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @skieurope Oh, thank you so much!
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  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 3985 replies86 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I had one that was moderated simply because I had a word in Chinese (or was it Korean) in it. Are posts with other languages other than English automatically flagged?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6866 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited August 2018
    Are posts with other languages other than English automatically flagged?
    Automatically? No. Those are deleted/edited manually. Per forum rules:
    All posts will be in English.
    http://www.collegeconfidential.com/policies/rules/

    We'll make exceptions for foreign words/phrases that are commonly known by English speakers e.g. (hasta la vista or a la mode), but mods will automatically delete words that are not in the Latin alphabet.
    edited August 2018
    Post edited by skieurope on
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  • cookie321cookie321 6 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hi what were wrong with mine? I've edited my post several times and it keeps telling me that it's flagged?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6866 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    Hi what were wrong with mine? I've edited my post several times and it keeps telling me that it's flagged?
    Nothing. The first post from a new user sometimes needs to wait for a human to verify that it is not spam. Your post now appears @cookie321
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 77733 replies678 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    When a post gets the "flagged for moderation", there is no way for the poster to know what specific word is forbidden.

    On the other hand, there are other forbidden words that do not prohibit the message from being posted, with the forbidden word replaced by * characters.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6866 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    When a post gets the "flagged for moderation", there is no way for the poster to know what specific word is forbidden.
    @ucbalumnus Copy and paste the text into a PM and the word/term with an issue will show up as asterisks.
    On the other hand, there are other forbidden words that do not prohibit the message from being posted, with the forbidden word replaced by * characters.
    Actually, AFAIK, any word that would be replaced by an asterisk is automatically flagged for moderator review. The mod will review the meaning of the word in context, and decide whether or not to approve. For example, "niche" when combined with "(dot)com" will be flagged for review, which the mod, if approving, may edit out the "(dot)com" or not. If not,the approved message will show stars. So, "I used **** to research...." would be approved; "Check out this link on ****" would not.
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  • CStransfer123987CStransfer123987 10 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hi @skieurope I'm also having trouble just trying to reply to comments on my own thread. I tried to look into sending a PM to myself but I don't think I am able to create a new message yet. It has been about a day since I tried to post on my thread and got the flagged message.

    Thanks!
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  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn 38116 replies2088 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    It looks like you're OK now - I see that you replied on your thread after you posted here.
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  • nextstepcollegenextstepcollege 37 replies7 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I posted a question this morning. I’m a new user, but not sure what I may have done could be wrong? The post briefly appeared and I attempted to edit it just for spacing and I received a notice that I couldn’t edit it until it was approved. Now, I don’t see my question at all. Any ideas what happened to my post?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6866 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    I posted a question this morning. I’m a new user, but not sure what I may have done could be wrong? The post briefly appeared and I attempted to edit it just for spacing and I received a notice that I couldn’t edit it until it was approved. Now, I don’t see my question at all. Any ideas what happened to my post?

    It needed to be approved, which I did. Edits on a user's first post have been known to trigger the autobot.
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