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Moderator's own content being moderated as "newbie"?


I just posted a comment on a document and was given the message: Your comment will be reviewed by a moderator before being added. Your content is being moderated because your points level indicates that you are new to posting on SCN. Keep participating and creating quality content to move out of moderation status. Visit SCN Support for more information or if you think that you have received this message in error. Thank you for participating on SCN!

Now folks, the person who wrote the blog might be a newbie (he's certainly not very current) but I'm not only at Topaz level but also moderator of that space?!

So now being asked to moderate my own content?!

Dare I suggest that there may be a little logic bug somewhere that needs fixing please?

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    Posted on Dec 04, 2014 at 07:26 PM

    I quite agree with not divulging what the text patterns being searched for are, becuase as you say people will quickly learn to work around them.

    I will never agree with sending out a totally false error message i.e. "you do not have enough points" to Jocelyn who as I recall has something like ten billion points.

    This is rather like the error message in SAP where you are in a production order and choose "documentated goods movements" and get the error as follows:-

    "either you are not authorised OR there is no data"

    Well, which one is it? The program would no, it has done both an authority check and an SQL seelcet and knows the results of both. Not having a seperate message when the authority check fails is sheer laziness, a result of not taking pride in ones works, orto be more charitable more likely being forced by the powers that be to shovel out sub-standard code as fast as you can.

    In this case would it be a radical idea that, if someone did not have enough points, tell them, and if the content had triggered some of sort of pattern detection error, don't say what the pattern is, but something like "the content in your blog / question / reply required moderator approval"?

    As a test, to see if this reply gets flagged as needing moderator approval, I am going to end the post with two words which in my opinion when detected by the system should trigger an automatic block if used in a blog post.

    "Hi Gurus"

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  • Posted on Apr 03, 2014 at 05:21 AM

    Its a bug..

    I remember, We had a same type of problem before some days/months ago.

    User has the platinum level, but (s)he also get the same approval message..

    I have found two discussion like the same

    Here is a discussion same happens for a moderator



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    Posted on Apr 03, 2014 at 07:06 AM

    The error message is misleading.

    OP is the moderator here as he has chosen to moderator all comments posted on his content.

    It is a way to avoid spam or negative comments.

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    • Former Member Jocelyn Dart

      It is just one bug. OP gets to act like a moderator using moderated comments feature for own document.

      Since moderators are able to change content written by others, it may be possible for you to change the document's comment option from moderated to open.

  • Posted on Dec 04, 2014 at 05:38 AM

    I've started getting this as well. I think the system is not actyually querying how many points someone has or how long they have been on SCN or how active they are. It just fires up the "you are new, you need moderator approval" message either at random or all the time.

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  • Posted on Dec 04, 2014 at 05:07 PM

    This has happened to me before (though I'm not a moderator), where a comment I posted to an existing discussion went into moderation, and the message I got was the same as yours, about having too few of points, which was certainly not true (though again, I'm nowhere near Topaz level!). My understanding was just as others commented, that the points level was not the actual cause, but I used a certain word somewhere in my post that triggered automatic moderation. However, the standard message returned was generic and misleading.

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