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"Awaiting approval"???
« on: October 19, 2012, 03:55:37 PM »
I don't think I've seen that on new threads before, is this something new? How/why?

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"Awaiting approval"???
« on: October 19, 2012, 03:55:37 PM »

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Re: "Awaiting approval"???
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 04:11:59 PM »
I don't think I've seen that on new threads before, is this something new? How/why?
What did you do dilbert!
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Re: "Awaiting approval"???
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 05:16:35 PM »

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Re: "Awaiting approval"???
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 05:18:06 PM »
The content of that URL is:

There are already workarounds in place for other countries that companies in America won't ship to and they're called forwarding addresses. For example, www.myus.com and others. Whilst they aren't free, the amount you save vs their cost makes them very worth their while. For Canadians, it might be simpler as they often have friends south of the border...

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Re: "Awaiting approval"???
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 05:05:21 PM »
I believe that that is part of a new spam prevention engine that CR guy is trying out.  It flags links to known spam sites so the moderator can review them to keep or delete.
The software is called Askimet and I happen to know its under test.

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Re: "Awaiting approval"???
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 07:44:41 PM »
The software is called Askimet and I happen to know its under test.

Whatever he does it'd be a good idea to explain it to people because until today opinions seem to be divided if the "security block" message is a word blacklist filter or not ... though posts of confused users have some entertainment value, too :-p

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Re: "Awaiting approval"???
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 10:07:52 PM »
Askimet works by checking links in every post against their spam database.  This is being tested, and is used on many online forums.
my***.com is a mail forwarding company that has been misused by spammers and found itself blacklisted because of this.  Nothing wrong with the company, its just the spammers once again rasing havoc.
The admin has the option of approving a post that has been held, and a message is supposed to be displlayed to the poster explaining what happened.  I don't think that is happening yet.  Thats the problem for a small operation, you have to fight the spammers (look at who is online now- 30% are likely spammers).  Virtually all of them are blocked from posting but several get thru each day.

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Re: "Awaiting approval"???
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 10:07:52 PM »