First Posting Is Moderated for Spam Control

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First Posting Is Moderated for Spam Control

Post by findinglisp » Thu May 14, 2009 8:15 am

In order to control spam, this forum automatically puts the first posting from every user into the moderation queue for approval before it appears live on the forum. This provides a hurdle for those human registrants that want to spam and don't otherwise know anything about Lisp. Once you have been moderated successfully, your user account will have moderation turned off and you will be allowed to post unmoderated. I generally review the moderation queue every 24 - 48 hours and will approve postings appropriately. If you are a first-time poster and your first post does not immediately appear in the forums, rest-assured that it's sitting in the queue and will be dealt with in time. Please DO NOT repost the same posting multiple times; it just clogs up the moderation queue and forces me to reject all the duplicates. You should receive an email from the forum when your post is approved, sent to the address associated with your account. At that point, other users will be able to see your initial post, create replies, etc., and you'll be able to post at will.

Thanks for your patience. The new set of controls have basically stopped the spam problem completely on the forums, which is best for everybody.
Cheers, Dave
Slowly but surely the world is finding Lisp.

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Re: First Posting Is Moderated for Spam Control

Post by nuntius » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:44 pm

Here are some guidelines for a good first post.

* Follow general netiquette. (e.g. other forum guidelines and stuff like
* Demonstrate either knowledge of or interest in learning Lisp. (i.e. not "I like X. Oh, and Lisp!")
* Try to establish credibility. Show some effort. Don't make a trivial post ("me too" or "you are so helpful"), or plagiarize, or do other spammy things.
* Don't revive long-dead threads. (thread necromancy)
* Start a new thread instead of hijacking an old one.
* Don't include links to unrelated sites.
* Don't link to executable files. Link to projects hosting them instead. (malware concern)