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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Can't post thread in "The First Step"


So I just signed up and tried to post an introduction thread in the "The First Step" forum.

When I post it, it goes to a page that looks similar to the one you normally see when posting a thread, that should redirect you to the new thread.

Instead of saying something like "Your thread has been posted successfully", it just says the word "hardcoded", and then redirects me back to "The First Step" forum.

No thread has been posted. I thought it might have been because I took so long to write the post that my session had timed out or something, so I attempted to post it again but received the same message. Not going to attempt a third time just in case it //is// posting them but they're somehow hidden or something.

So thought I'd post here instead in case this is a bug.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 12:44 PM
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Hey Muliosys,

Thank you for reaching out to us. As part of our spam prevention, your first 5 posts get moderated to ensure there is no spam. I've gone ahead and approved your intro thread and this one, and deleted your 2nd attempt for your intro as a duplicate. When you make 3 more posts, feel free to reach out to us once again for a faster approval so those can be made public.

After 5, your posts will no longer be moderated. Thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter. Welcome back to SAS!


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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-30-2017, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Ah I did wonder if it might be that - wanted to make sure though since the message it gave me when I posted didn't give me much info.

Thanks for letting me know!
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The same thing happened to me and I just now found this thread (after sending Helena_SAS a PM). How funny.

It'd really be helpful if the message after submission gave more information... just fyi, moderators
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True, but we don't want to be too overt about our Spam measures, less the spammers themselves learn how to circumvent them

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Understood and it's too bad that kind of thing has to be dealt with. But keep up the great work, guys.
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Appreciate the understanding

Happy posting!

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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-27-2017, 11:33 AM
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Same thing happened to me so there are 2 near-identical posts from me floating around somewhere, since I thought mine was lost! Just delete one of them. Thanks so much!
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-27-2017, 09:35 PM
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Same for me, except I submitted my posts four days ago and they still haven't surfaced yet. The spam prevention makes perfect sense, but I can clearly see new users with profiles created on 9/27 that are making their first posts on 9/27. These posts seem to be making it past the "moderating" stage awfully fast, considering that 9/27 is today.

I really hate being impatient, but I'd also like for my comments and posts to be made while they're still relevant. I'll be surprised if this post even makes it through somehow. Maybe my posts are spam.

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-27-2017, 10:52 PM
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Same for me, except I submitted my posts four days ago and they still haven't surfaced yet. The spam prevention makes perfect sense, but I can clearly see new users with profiles created on 9/27 that are making their first posts on 9/27. These posts seem to be making it past the "moderating" stage awfully fast, considering that 9/27 is today.

I really hate being impatient, but I'd also like for my comments and posts to be made while they're still relevant. I'll be surprised if this post even makes it through somehow. Maybe my posts are spam.
I have validated your posts now. Sorry, I have never even used that section of the mod control panel before, but will have to check it more often.

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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 01:58 AM
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I have validated your posts now. Sorry, I have never even used that section of the mod control panel before, but will have to check it more often.
Thanks a ton! And no worries, it's not a big deal. I just wanted to make sure I hadn't done anything wrong.

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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-29-2017, 04:03 AM
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What is the usual wait time? I think this is the 3rd day since my post and it still hasn't shown...
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-29-2017, 08:53 AM
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Found and approved your posts.

There is no set time frame. Approval is done by the mods, who are all volunteers and have regular jobs to attend to. Typically, they stay on top of things but you never know if some external factor is keeping someone away.

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No hurry, just didn't want it to get lost in the shuffle! Thanks!
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 07:33 AM
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No problem, let us know if you need help with anything else.

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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 07:20 AM
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Hello, same problem for me here i just signed up and i can not post an introduction thread in the "The First Step" forum.
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 08:50 AM
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Hi there,

Your posts have now been approved. Let us know if you need help with anything else

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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-26-2017, 08:23 AM
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Hi, just saw this - ive been trying to post a thread in the First Steps forum for a few days now so i assume my post also needs approving - ive submitted a few haha so if you could delete all but the newest that would be great :P Thanks!
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post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 06:26 AM
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Hey BlueRobot,

I took care of that for you yesterday. Let us know if you need anything else.


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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 06:39 AM
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Weird kinda discouraging to new members if they can't be "heard" right away...waiting a few days is enough to turn someone away but I get the spam control I guess.

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