Post trapped in moderation

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by Yorky, 8 Dec 2018.

  1. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

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  2. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    That post didn't return the said message.
     
  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I just spotted it - for some reason it got trapped in the moderation queue - very odd. I've 'untrapped' it.

    I reported it so SatNav can look at it. It may just be an odd glitch.
     
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  4. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Sometimes, regular members' posts get trapped in moderation alongside a new member's posts (which are automatically moderated) - but in this case the post was on its own.
     
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  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    The only thing I can think of which may have caused it is that the post contains Thai letters (in brackets). I know you have posted things like this many times before but @SatNavSaysStraightOn recently changed some moderation settings due to spammers getting through via the Media section. Its possible she changed the settings to moderate anything in foreign text.

    If you want to test this - try sending a reply to this post which contains a word in Thai, to see if that gets trapped.
     
  6. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    I wasn't complaining. Just pointing it out.
     
  7. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    Moderation - ปริมาณที่พอเหมาะ

    I didn't know Thais had a word for it!

    [Mod. Edit - this test post was also caught in moderation]
     
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  8. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I know you weren't complaining. Its good that you raised it. Try sending a reply here containing Thai - if it gets through without moderation we can eliminate that as the cause.
     
  9. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    You appear to have hit the nail on the head!
     
  10. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    OK! Your reply did get trapped in moderation so I'm sure that is the cause. :okay: For the moment just avoid using Thai text - I don't know if there is a get around that @SatNavSaysStraightOn can put in place.
     
  11. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Site Owner Staff Member

    Location:
    A Pom in NSW, Aus
    It's nothing other than the site rules kicking in .
    English language only.
    Any non English script is automatically put into moderation. @morning glory just think about some of the Russian or Chinese spam we've had in Russian or Chinese. We've also had Arabic and whilst I can read basic Russian, not everyone can and the site rules are that anything with non Latin text in it is stopped to be checked by a human.
     
  12. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I thought that at first - but I am pretty sure @Yorky had posted things in Thai many time before (he always translates it) and those posts have never been automatically put in moderation. So this seemed like a new thing happening.
     
  13. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Here are examples posted previously - #44 and here - #1. These two are just two examples. I think there are plenty more.

    Maybe they were all caught in moderation but I'm pretty sure not. I think I would have reported them and remembered. And probably @Yorky would remember too if he had received notice that such posts were in moderation.

    Is there a way to look and see if a post was 'in moderation'?
     
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  14. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    Yes, I would and they weren't. I only do it in an attempt to get the pronunciation right. I always have problems with pronunciation because I don't have a "singing voice".
     
  15. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Site Owner Staff Member

    Location:
    A Pom in NSW, Aus
    It is to do with the length of the word more than anything else. There is a maximum number of permitted characters in certain non-latin text languages .

    I don't wish to discuss the details here though, however, I have not made any changes and don't plan to because they are site wide settings affecting everyone including spammers and non-legitimate users of the site.

    I'm afraid that Yorky will have to accept post moderation when this maximum is met. I can't see that it will be a major problem. Most of the time it will only add a few hours delay to any Pedy being authorised. Or it can be posted without the Thai phase and Yorky request it be added via a report.
     

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