Last post Oct 08, 2010 09:21 AM by Mikesdotnetting
May 03, 2010 07:15 PM|TheNutCracker|LINK
Someone please give upgrade my security level. I've been posting messages with this Live account for years now. But it seems I have a very low security level on this Microsoft forum inparticular. Somebody please correct it. I have questions to ask and things
to learn. Thanks.
May 03, 2010 10:22 PM|SGWellens|LINK
Why do my posts have to be approved by a moderator?
Some posters try to spam these forums selling "Rolecks watches, Nikie running shoes" and stuff like that. We delete these posts and you never see them.
Some posters put their questions in the wrong forum...like asking a database question in the client side forum. That lowers the quality of the forums. We have to correct these posts.
I spot checked several of your posts and some had to be moved because they were in the wrong forum.
If you wish to be unmoderated:
May 04, 2010 11:47 AM|TheNutCracker|LINK
Thank you for your reply. I would be in favor of some kind of spam prevention technique if it meant getting my post approved quicker., similar to captcha, but NOT, as I can't read half of those word images myself and Im a human. I would prefer a question
verification system over trying to retype a word on the screen though. That would solve the spam issue. As far as me posting to the correct forum each time I have a question...That could be much more difficult to resolve than the spam issue.
May 05, 2010 08:40 AM|alaa9jo|LINK
And I want to add to what SGWellens said (correct me
SGWellens if I'm wrong) that usually (but not necessarily) you will be unmoderated if you did 1000 posts or more,one of the moderators said that long ago but as I said earlier..it's not necessarily.
May 05, 2010 03:20 PM|mbanavige|LINK
that usually (but not necessarily) you will be unmoderated if you did 1000 posts or more,
The number of posts where an account would be reviewed to become unmoderated is far far less than that. The main thing to be conscious of is to keep posts on-topic and to try your best to post to the correct forum section. The moderation team still regularly
needs to move about 30% - 40% of the moderated posts to the correct section.
May 06, 2010 02:27 AM|alaa9jo|LINK
The number of posts where an account would be reviewed to become unmoderated is far far less than that.
I knew it,when that moderator said that you may get unmoderated after 1000 posts I didn't believe it because I got unmoderated much before that but he is a moderator,I couldn't say he was wrong.
mbanavige ,Sorry but I have to ask this: How do the moderation team know that i.e. person A should be unmoderated? I mean,do they keep tracking each user (which is impossible)? Or there is something
in the system that shows the number of times that Person A didn't post in the correct section or did post off-topic...etc and the moderation team check on these records regularly and get the members who followed the rules unmoderated? To be specific,how do
you choose the members and based on what?statistics for example?
May 06, 2010 03:04 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
you will be unmoderated if you did 1000 posts or more,one of the moderators said that long ago
That's not quite what I said: http://forums.asp.net/p/1549486/3798045.aspx
May 06, 2010 04:38 AM|alaa9jo|LINK
That's not quite what I said
Thanks for referencing to that thread,I think I remembered wrong (either I have horrible memory or it wasn't the correct thread)..anyway sorry for my mistake,but I think my earlier question wasn't answered.
May 07, 2010 02:40 PM|XIII|LINK
I would prefer a question verification system
Actually that would hinder everyone rather than helping out.
That would solve the spam issue
No, as the spam's delivered by paid human beings who create fake accounts and post new questions in the same way you and I do. Because these members are also members with a low amount of posts they're also under moderation and that's why we can spot them
so quickly so hardly any spam gets through. If it gets through it's mostly due to a reply to another thread which is unmoderated (though it used to be also the case in the past). Luckily we have members who alert the moderation team as well so we can intervene
Oct 08, 2010 12:54 AM|JBeckton|LINK
I gotta ask...
If replies to an existing topic are not moderated but are kept spam free by the efforts of the community members then why moderate new topics for users over say 30 or so posts? If you think about it a reply is the same as a new topic they can both contain
spam and they both can be off topic.
There are many other forums and community help sites out there that do not moderate and are able to keep spammers out of the mix with the help of the community itself.
I just hate posting questions on this board and then having to wait half a day for any possibility for a response. I'm not trying to flame anybody but personally I don't think it's needed. There is enough traffic on these boards that an advertisement for
Viagra could be flagged for moderation within moments of being posted. Let the board users suggest what needs moderation and let the rest of us enjoy using this resource for help.
Oct 08, 2010 09:13 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
why moderate new topics for users over say 30 or so posts?
The largest problem isn't spam. It's the fact that over 40% of posts are targeted at the wrong forum or are off-topic. There are, for example, people with over 500 posts to their credit who just slam everything into Getting Started. The forum list was streamlined
a short while ago to try to minimise wrong forum selection problems, but still it exists.
There is enough traffic on these boards that an advertisement for Viagra could be flagged for moderation within moments of being posted
Oct 08, 2010 09:21 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
It's the fact that over 40% of posts are targeted at the wrong forum or are off-topic.
Just to illustrate the point, I went to the moderation queue after posting the previous reply. There were 6 items waiting in Getting Started. 5 needed moving to other forums and one was off-topic. There were 7 items in Web Forms. 3 were approved, and 4 needed
moving. That's quite typical in my experience.