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Overzealous Sensoring -- by Travel Forum Gurus CORRECTED

Travel Forums System Talk Overzealous Sensoring -- by Travel Forum Gurus CORRECTED

1. Posted by Rhmyers (Budding Member, 35 posts) 12 Sep '12 06:35

I had a POST held up for review and possilbe deletion

I was quite miffed.... I thought they were good posts and not at all duplicative or an advertizement.

Anyway I think that some of their gurus may be plants to remove suggestions that may compete with their commercial ventures.

Much to my delight, Travllerspoint... reinstated my posts within the hour.
( However, my message to their help line might have contributed to rapid resolution.)

Kudos to Travelers Point

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3596 posts) 12 Sep '12 08:04

Your post was indeed fine, and I reinstated it as soon as I saw it. It was flagged by our automated system 'modbot' , not by any over-zealous humans! It possibly didn't like the fact that you made 2 forum entries in quick succession, something which spammers like to do. Hope this all makes sense and sorry for the confusion. :)

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Sep-2012, at 08:04 by bex76 ]

Post 3 was removed by a moderator
4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5577 posts) 12 Sep '12 12:05

Sorry about that Rhmyers, like Bex mentions you got caught in an automatic tripwire set by modbot. Perhaps the message should be clearer that shows up then to make it clear it's not a permanent ban or block and will likely be removed soon... I'm also not sure why it would kick in with as many previous posts as you already have. I thought it would only check posts made by new users, but the limit might be slightly higher.

5. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5452 posts) 13 Sep '12 00:01

Yeah, that shouldn't have happened with your number of posts. Do you remember if by any chance your post count was showing incorrectly at the time? If it was showing some lower incorrect number, then that might have caused you to be put through the filter.

6. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 13 Sep '12 14:59

Well seems even I'm getting flagged! Your text to link here... I posted a reply with a link, then edited with another link and it didnt like me putting in the second link.