Contact with the forum moderator is not provided.

  • I have sent a post that was for no reason flagged for moderation for almost three hours. This is one of many such situations.
    Said message was the answer to an important question from moderator #mlowickiatwork.

    What in this case is most annoying is that posts after approval do not have any annotations on the main board about the author of the post, the time of dispatch and so on.

    Please inform me how to contact the moderator - in accordance with the forum rules users should be provided with this form of contact.
    Extract from the Rules:
    "If you disagree with the moderation, contact a moderator directly rather than posting in the forum".
    Thank you.

  • Please read in this announcement about posts held for moderation.

    There is no way to contact any forum member directly, being s/he a moderator or not.

  • @leocg

    I'm sorry, but your link refers to content that doesn't comply issues raised by me.
    The need for the user to contact the moderator is not tantamount to an attempt to signal him/her inappropriate content.
    A long time ago I went through this issue when one of the email providers removed the possibility of direct e-contact with the Team.
    Soon after, many people, including myself resigned from these services.

    Ps: Extract from the Rules:

    "If you disagree with the moderation, contact a moderator DIRECTLY rather than posting in the forum".

    Thank you.

  • I'm sorry, but your link refers to content that doesn't comply issues raised by me

    Sorry but it's clear on the post:

    My legitimate post was held for moderation, what can i do?

    It's meaning that something in your post/comment has triggered the anti-spam filter. Your post will be released by a >moderator as soon as possible.

    "If you disagree with the moderation, contact a moderator DIRECTLY rather than posting in the forum".

    As i said, there is no way to do it currently and i don't think it will be implemented in a near future.

    For now you can use the flag tool if you have something really important to report to moderators.

  • @leocg,

    Gee, you really think you gave me helpful information?
    The content to which your link leads is inappropriate to the conditions(!) being discussed in this thread.
    These two sentences are therefore completely misleading.

    1.) Your post will be released by a moderator as soon as possible

    • " as soon as possible"; can you refer to this, leocg?

    ** once one of my post was moderated for more than 6 hours, and it was finally published only because I have written and sent on to thread the copy of the first post with a note for forum Mod. and this made that the post appeared at last.

    *** yesterday my post was moderated for nearly 3 hours.
    What was in it? ? The content was related to the question asked by the forum moderator. Check it out,
    https://forums.opera.com/post/85774

    2.) you can use the flag tool if you have something really important to report to moderators.

    • " use the flag tool (...) to report [something] to moderators";

    ** the term flag doesn't really mean in this forum reporting but rather signaling eg. that inappropriate content was published and that's all, full stop.
    The report contains at least one compound sentence.
    Explain therefore how you can send to the moderator a message in the form of such a
    sentence just by clicking the
    cogwheel and selecting flag?
    This is the real difficulty, how to tell the moderator that
    after moderation post lacks annotation on the main board about the author of the post, the time of dispatch...?

    I am with Opera for over 8 years and never my posts haven't been flagged. Until August, then by accident I clicked on the cogwheel next to my own post and I couldn't undo that move. From that moment on I started to realize that forum users don't have sufficient support from the forum management.

    At the end;
    3.) As we read in the rules;
    ...contact a moderator DIRECTLY rather than posting in the forum.

    • " contact...DIRECTLY"

    ** As you said, there is no way to do it

    *** Unfortunately we - you, the moderator and me, the user - are talking now with each other by posting ON the forum, so this is indirect talk.
    According to the rules of this forum this isn't appropriate action.

    Do you understand now why I wrote earlier that your link refers to content that does not comply issues raised by me?
    This is because, the issue
    relates to the area where forum users don't have sufficient support from the forum management.

    Regards.

  • He gave you the truth, whether it is helpful is up to you. We have a number of long-time members who still get held from time to time, what most of them do is what he said - flag a post in the thread with the comment "My post to this thread was held for moderation." (In that sense it doesn't matter to me; if I see a post by a long-time member was held I'll certainly approve it and the flagging won't make me find it any quicker - but I can't speak for the other mods.)

  • Gee, you really think you gave me helpful information?

    Yes, i did.

    The content to which your link leads is inappropriate to the conditions(!) being discussed in this thread.

    I just gave you info regarding posts held for moderation because not everyone knows about it.

    " as soon as possible"; can you refer to this, leocg?

    It means usually within 24 hours on workdays. It will depend on if there is a mod or admin looking at the forum.

    yesterday my post was moderated for nearly 3 hours.
    What was in it? ? The content was related to the question asked by the forum moderator.

    As mentioned in the announcement post, it was got by the anti-spam system, which works in an automatic way and we don't know what triggers it.

    the term flag doesn't really mean in this forum reporting but rather signaling eg. that inappropriate content was published and that's all, full stop.

    Yes but, if really necessary, you can use it report that your post was held for moderation.

    I am with Opera for over 8 years and never my posts haven't been flagged.

    Unfortunatelly the anti-spam filter doesn't differentiate long time members from new ones. There are users with 10+ years in the forum that still have posts held for moderation.

    *** Unfortunately we - you, the moderator and me, the user - are talking now with each other by posting ON the forum, so this is indirect talk.
    According to the rules of this forum this isn't appropriate action.

    Right but, as said, at the moment there is no way to contact the mods directly. Like you it or not.

    Do you understand now why I wrote earlier that your link refers to content that does not comply issues raised by me?

    The link refers to the content i've mentioned on my post and nothging more than that. So, as said before, it was just some info about posts held for moderation.

    1. A held post not appearing in the normal flow here is a bug. It has been reported, but the site developers don't give a damn.
    2. If you click on the cogwheel, you'll only get a dropdown and that alone won't do anything. Even if you then click "report", it won't do anything unless you proceed further.
  • Unfortunatelly the anti-spam filter doesn't differentiate long time members from new ones. There are users with 10+ years in the forum that still have posts held for moderation.

    That would be me, among probably a few others. The spam filtering is automatic and unrelenting. It keys off frequency of certain words, punctuation patterns, odd-character usages, and other things. Unfortunately, my writing patterns for postings on multiple forums lends itself to frequent usage of elements that the filter here doesn't like. It's an annoyance, but so is the Markdown language used here (at least, it is to me). But the filtering is the way it is, it's unlikely to change, and eventually one learns to live with it and move on. On balance, life on the Opera forums without the continual, heavy levels of spammer threads that used to infest things here is worth the downside costs of enduring the occasional moderated posting. I've found that life still goes on, even after an inconvenient hold gets slapped on what I thought was a timely post, right in the middle of a fast-paced dialogue.

  • You, Josh and Burnout come up fairly often ...

  • You, Josh and Burnout come up fairly often

    Yes, it's very often for me. Just happened again. For me, I have a feeling it's not so much the content of my posts but something to do with IP address changes. (Posting from my wifi, then a friend's, then another friend's, but, all the same ISP).

    But, I do use code blocks, lists, links in angle brackets and ampersands a lot (for directions), so that probably doesn't help.

    I think I'll try signing out and back in to renew my session each time I connect to a different wifi router to see if that helps. I've already tried starring a thread first before I post to see if that helps. Thought it was helping at first, but doesn't seem to be.

    Would be cool though if the system would send me an email notification when a mod approves a post.

    Would be cool if the approved post was inserted in the thread in the spot that it would have been if it wasn't held for moderation.

    I've also seen the "latest post" column for forums pages not get updated when a post is approved.

    And, of course, it'd be nice if long-time users' posts were immune to this problem.

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