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Post/Thread Validation

Discussion in 'Forum Feedback' started by Tsuioku, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Tsuioku

    Tsuioku Regular Member

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    I noticed that when posting on your own thread, the post must be validated before it appears. I have some questions/suggestions regarding this feature.

    [I understand my questions are only about post validation but I decided to call it "Post/Thread" to consolidate postings since the answer will most likely be the same.]

    QUESTIONS
    1. What are you looking for when validating a post (other than the usual spam, inappropriate language and off-topic)?
    2. Do you ever edit posts to make them appropriate (ie cropping)?
    3. How long does it normally take for a post to be validated?
    4. Is post validation implemented for all members or will it be lifted after an x amount of posts?
    5. Assuming post validation is to prevent unnecessary bumping of threads, is post validation bypassed after a certain amount of time?
    6. Slightly off-topic, but how would editing a post waiting to be validated work?

    SUGGESTIONS
    1. Bypass validation if posting contains a quote from another member (may become open for abuse but if not previously tested, why not experiment?)
    2. If answer to Q4 and/or Q5 is 'No', might be a good idea to implement.
    3. PM user that their posting has been revoked.

    COMMENTS
    I'm not too sure about others but I often spend a long time (15+ minutes) consolidating, editing and clarifying my posts (esp ones in my own threads). I can see myself getting frustrated in the long run if time-critical posts take too long to show up and/or waiting for a posting that I spent a lot of time on to show up only to realize a week later that it has been revoked.
     
  2. ctjcad

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  3. Tsuioku

    Tsuioku Regular Member

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    I actually read that thread b4... just that I didn't seem to link the two issues together... o.0

    Stupid midterms killing my sleep... ><
     
  4. robin7

    robin7 Regular Member

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    What's the point of having Forum Feedback Section when the administrators will NEVER reply or take ages to reply?
     
  5. drifit

    drifit Moderator

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    good question..............:D:D:D
     
  6. ctjcad

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    He's trying..

    ..kwun is trying his best in answering/replying to all of these queries:cool:..Besides, he has a full-time job and full-time duty as a family man...whilst running this whole site, literally, single-handedly..
     
  7. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    I believe post validating only occurs when you are a new(er) member. Once you become a regular member, it's no longer necessary.

    I recall this when I was new to the site. :)
     
  8. huangkwokhau

    huangkwokhau Regular Member

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    Hm..I do not know that......
     
  9. kwun

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    yes. it is only active when you have less than 5 posts.

    the idea is that spammers are new registered members. there are no spammers with more than 5 posts because they would've been banned before they even get there.
     

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