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    for people wanting to come here for a quick answer to maybe an important project or task its rather irritating to have to wait for a mod to review the post as this takes time it would seem, so i have to do the same again on another forum to get the answer in time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaun2k View Post
    for people wanting to come here for a quick answer to maybe an important project or task its rather irritating to have to wait for a mod to review the post as this takes time it would seem, so i have to do the same again on another forum to get the answer in time..
    As a mod, I can understand why the Admin has set things up this way. Having to approve multiple posts multiple times a day, I can also understand the frustration of having to deal with the delay. That said, it might help not to wait until very close to assignment deadlines, so the delay of a few hours isn't a make-or-break situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaun2k View Post
    for people wanting to come here for a quick answer to maybe an important project or task its rather irritating to have to wait for a mod to review the post as this takes time it would seem, so i have to do the same again on another forum to get the answer in time..
    Hmmmm.....2 questions to YOU:

    1: do you consider your "artist post" as a student looking for help,
    which is the purpose of this site?

    2: assuming no "review" was made: did you know that the "helpers"
    here are ALL volunteers, visiting this site on spare time; so it's
    evident that at some time spans, no help is available?
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaun2k View Post
    for people wanting to come here for a quick answer to maybe an important project or task its rather irritating to have to wait for a mod to review the post as this takes time it would seem, so i have to do the same again on another forum to get the answer in time..
    Your irritation can be easily soothed if you got one of those "pay-for-service" web-sites.

    You want:

    free service

    Good service and

    Quick service.

    Need to pick two out of three. In this website you get all three most of the time - sometimes not. You get top always.....
    “... mathematics is only the art of saying the same thing in different words” - B. Russell

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    How many posts do we actually need before we can post without moderation? I just made my second post and it required moderation as well.
    I'm not a student. I just suck really bad at math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iSuckReallyBadAtMath View Post
    How many posts do we actually need before we can post without moderation?
    1,000 (one thousand)
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Quote Originally Posted by iSuckReallyBadAtMath View Post
    How many posts do we actually need before we can post without moderation? I just made my second post and it required moderation as well.
    As far as I know, five (5).

    This is there simply to protect people from being exposed to "pornographic" spam. If you have a better idea - let the admin know. They might be able to implement it.
    “... mathematics is only the art of saying the same thing in different words” - B. Russell

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    I just made quite a detailed query in my first thread. So without having made 5 posts it's not going to be posted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by $teve View Post
    I just made quite a detailed query in my first thread. So without having made 5 posts it's not going to be posted?
    It'll be posted. It just won't be automatically posted. By running newbies past the moderators, the forum's users see much less nastiness (nakedness, hate speech, etc) than previously had been the case.

    I try to stop by at least once a day (it used to be more frequently) to clear out the moderation queue, but I'm dealing with chemotherapy, so I can't make any promises.


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    After a day of waiting I realized that I cannot get an answer for an invisible question.
    If it will be ever visible please do not bother answer it.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish.

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