[HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

General discussion!

Moderators: Kisai, Chris Crosby

Forum rules
Keenspot is not responsible for content posted by members of the forum.

[HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Kisai on Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:07 am

Hello everyone,

PhpBB3 has new post probation queue. What this means is that unless the moderator of the forum approves your messages, they do not appear. So no more counterfeit merchandise spam.

Anyone who has less than X number of posts are automatically put into the moderation queue, and moderators can see these posts marked by the Image image. Once that member has had several approved posts, it will just automatically approve them without further intervention.

If the forum you are posting to is unmoderated and you have newly registered, then you are out of luck.

This should not affect anyone who has regularly posted in the past.
"The Guide" for ComicGenesis comics
Comic Genesis , free webcomic hosting.
*tag* you're IT!
User avatar
Kisai
Cliche Catgirl Admin
 
Posts: 1068
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Sam on Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:55 am

So you set it up so that new posters are initially hellbanned, pending approval?

Noice. I like the concept. Since spammers put little thought into forum access past bypassing the captcha, they would unknowingly just be wasting their time, since I imagine the hellbanned posts would not get picked up on any spiders.
User avatar
Sam
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 12656
Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2003 5:45 pm
Location: a1/1

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Kisai on Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:56 am

Sam wrote:So you set it up so that new posters are initially hellbanned, pending approval?

Noice. I like the concept. Since spammers put little thought into forum access past bypassing the captcha, they would unknowingly just be wasting their time, since I imagine the hellbanned posts would not get picked up on any spiders.


Yeah pretty much, new default feature for phpBB3.0x

Anyone who posts to a popular forum, the moderators of that forum should approve the ones that don't look like spam. Though I suppose it may frustrate some newbies as well.
"The Guide" for ComicGenesis comics
Comic Genesis , free webcomic hosting.
*tag* you're IT!
User avatar
Kisai
Cliche Catgirl Admin
 
Posts: 1068
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Arantor on Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:58 am

Seems to be working out well, the spam level is zero as far as I can tell. Though for inactive forums this may be a problem (but in most cases inactive forums are ones whose comics have ended/on hiatus anyhow)
Image
User avatar
Arantor
Keenspotter Supreme
 
Posts: 229
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:38 pm
Location: England

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby 10.0.0.1 on Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:26 am

I have been posting here for a while and never once posted spam (post on EGS Mayhem) so why are my posts being held up if long time posters are not effected?
User avatar
10.0.0.1
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 11367
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:36 pm
Location: 10.0.0.0/24 subnet of the Mayhem Forum

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby TingYi on Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:27 am

What if we're not newbies, but our forum is still unmoderated? How might we go about gaining a moderator or should we just post elsewhere until we're no longer on "Spam Alert"?
Happy Birthday [Insert name here]!
User avatar
TingYi
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 11994
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:39 am
Location: China

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Malachy19 on Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:28 am

Why was my post count reset to zero though? I've been posting in these forums for 3+ years now and now suddenly I have 0 posts and my forum has no real moderator. This is terrible.
"Everyone wants my bacon. My delicious Canadian Bacon" -Camo
All my Characters, in one handy Place
Magical School Wiki ---
User avatar
Malachy19
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 18349
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:04 am
Location: Behind a mass of writhing tentacles

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Kalga on Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:30 am

This will also get to be a problem for boards without active moderators.
Kalga
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 16404
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:01 pm

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby ChroniclerC on Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:52 am

Kisai wrote:This should not affect anyone who has regularly posted in the past.

Yeah, that's all well and good until some bug happens that makes the forums think I have no posts. Fix plz.
Image Image Image
Image
User avatar
ChroniclerC
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 11263
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:21 pm
Location: Mad? We're all mad here.

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Kalga on Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:20 am

Just think of it this way. It's not deleting your post count. It's leveling it. Giving the newbies a chance over the old vets. You know how often post count dictates worth, or some people who just like seeing big round numbers.
Kalga
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 16404
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:01 pm

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby TingYi on Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:26 am

Now it'll just be post counts indicates spending too much time on the forums. It'll be looked down upon!
Happy Birthday [Insert name here]!
User avatar
TingYi
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 11994
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:39 am
Location: China

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby theopenandclosedbook on Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:27 am

The post counts have been deleted on purpose?
I have been posting regularly for 7 months or so.
Current Avatar: Lea Plath the Anansi Mage.
User avatar
theopenandclosedbook
Keenspot Juggernaut
 
Posts: 5363
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:07 am
Location: Hiding in Amy Winehouses Beehive.

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Kalga on Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:35 am

Yeah! Like me!

I spend WAY too much time on these forums.

Each time I refresh the page, Keenspot gets money from ads. They should hire me with all the money I get them. :P
Kalga
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 16404
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:01 pm

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby TingYi on Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:49 am

It only helps if you click on those ads.
Happy Birthday [Insert name here]!
User avatar
TingYi
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 11994
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:39 am
Location: China

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby theopenandclosedbook on Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:55 am

So we gonna stay like this?

Lomgren will not be pleased.
Current Avatar: Lea Plath the Anansi Mage.
User avatar
theopenandclosedbook
Keenspot Juggernaut
 
Posts: 5363
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:07 am
Location: Hiding in Amy Winehouses Beehive.

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Tricia on Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:01 pm

And the problem seems to be getting worse. They weren't just reset...they're being reset multiple times, as above post counts show.

This...could be interesting.
Image
I love Darryl, yes I do.
And I love Noxy too.
User avatar
Tricia
Keenspot Despot
 
Posts: 2763
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:38 pm
Location: Way too far away from Syracuse, New York...

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Malachy19 on Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:05 pm

So then click away, young one!
"Everyone wants my bacon. My delicious Canadian Bacon" -Camo
All my Characters, in one handy Place
Magical School Wiki ---
User avatar
Malachy19
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 18349
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:04 am
Location: Behind a mass of writhing tentacles

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Kisai on Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:23 pm

The post count reset, and recount was due to the script that does it timing out. Shouldn't happen again.
"The Guide" for ComicGenesis comics
Comic Genesis , free webcomic hosting.
*tag* you're IT!
User avatar
Kisai
Cliche Catgirl Admin
 
Posts: 1068
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Kisai on Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:42 pm

I still do not know why I'm not receiving any email from the forums.
"The Guide" for ComicGenesis comics
Comic Genesis , free webcomic hosting.
*tag* you're IT!
User avatar
Kisai
Cliche Catgirl Admin
 
Posts: 1068
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Cameo on Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:00 pm

The post counts may be fine now, averting short-term crisis, but this is a death sentence for EGS Mayhem in the long term unless it gets a new mod; older posters leave fairly often, and with no newbies to replace them, it'll slowly wither away. As you may or may not know, our main moderator died several months ago, and the other two people with that power never use it (and I strongly doubt anything can be done to make them more active in that capacity), so we're never going to get any more newbies.
ImageImageImageImageImage
I continue to be female!
How devious.
Anyone who wants to draw Cameo can refer to this.
Hooray for avatars I made!
[12:02:17] cameoAppearance: I am an adult. I can make my own ice cream decisions.
The Cammy Guarantee: All sig quotes make sense in context!
User avatar
Cameo
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 12719
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:19 pm
Location: My Face O'Clock

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby theopenandclosedbook on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:07 am

Well, we are getting few oldies back, and I'm trying to bring in some of my freinds from Legends of Darkness.
But yeah, we need a mod. I think we voted on this a few months back aswell.
Current Avatar: Lea Plath the Anansi Mage.
User avatar
theopenandclosedbook
Keenspot Juggernaut
 
Posts: 5363
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:07 am
Location: Hiding in Amy Winehouses Beehive.

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Kisai on Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:55 am

Talk to Dan. I'm not going to pass moderator power to someone in a forum when it's not my forum.
"The Guide" for ComicGenesis comics
Comic Genesis , free webcomic hosting.
*tag* you're IT!
User avatar
Kisai
Cliche Catgirl Admin
 
Posts: 1068
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Kalga on Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:07 am

Kisai wrote:Talk to Dan. I'm not going to pass moderator power to someone in a forum when it's not my forum.


This bodes ill.
Kalga
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 16404
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:01 pm

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Cameo on Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:05 am

*nods* Fair enough; in retrospect, it does seem like a bad idea to implicitly request assistance from you rather than him, but hindsight's 20-20.

Although I agree with Kalga re: ill-boding. As far as I can tell, Dan neither has much idea what goes on in Mayhem nor really cares about it unless things like what happened to the original image thread are going on in there.
ImageImageImageImageImage
I continue to be female!
How devious.
Anyone who wants to draw Cameo can refer to this.
Hooray for avatars I made!
[12:02:17] cameoAppearance: I am an adult. I can make my own ice cream decisions.
The Cammy Guarantee: All sig quotes make sense in context!
User avatar
Cameo
Keenspot Deity
 
Posts: 12719
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:19 pm
Location: My Face O'Clock

Re: [HELP] Why do my posts never appear?

Postby Kisai on Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:12 am

Cameo wrote:*nods* Fair enough; in retrospect, it does seem like a bad idea to implicitly request assistance from you rather than him, but hindsight's 20-20.

Although I agree with Kalga re: ill-boding. As far as I can tell, Dan neither has much idea what goes on in Mayhem nor really cares about it unless things like what happened to the original image thread are going on in there.


I'm open minded to being contacted about issues with the forum, but the forum is not a high priority, which is why I don't approve posts unless they are in threads that I'm in.

If/when I've moved servers around, it's to rebalance the usage on the server or to refresh an older server installation that is no longer supportable.

Right now the machine the forums for keenspot is on, has only the forums and dns activity on it, with the mysql database being on the system. The machine it's on is still rather underutilized. So the server is not overloaded, not out of disk space, and really, using less than 30% of it's processing capacity at peak.
"The Guide" for ComicGenesis comics
Comic Genesis , free webcomic hosting.
*tag* you're IT!
User avatar
Kisai
Cliche Catgirl Admin
 
Posts: 1068
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

 
Next

Return to Keenspot Central

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest