imaginekitty — 2012-01-25T12:26:51-05:00 — #1
Are attachments manually approved by a moderator one by one? That seems like a whole lot of work considering the volume of posts per day.
As a suggestion would it be more desirable to allow them to be immediately accessible with a "Flag as Inappropriate" link that would lock it down and then have a moderator approval necessary?
xhtmlcoder — 2012-01-25T14:54:33-05:00 — #2
You'd get a similar scenario Mark, I cannot tell you what the Advisors have to do exactly regarding the image queues? As it is on a "need to know only basis" and Mentors don't have direct access to such knowledge.
Though assuming a dodgy image snuck through (and somebody reported it) it would be sitting there in a queue anyway so they are playing on the side of caution it's automatically held in a queue first.
Unfortunately not many members actually report posts anyway and a lot of spammers would also try cheap tricks if they were given the chance. Also the more devious could probably could alter the image after a set period of editing time if they were all automatically allowed.
Though I can understand your frustration of waiting... if you want to help somebody and their image is still "pending".
davemaxwell — 2012-01-25T15:05:31-05:00 — #3
You'd be surprised just how many dodgy attachments come in - more than we'd like to think about. It's definitely not an every day occurrence, but it does happen.
If you do find a post where they say they have attachments waiting, then please PM the thread to one of the advisors, TLs or HAWK that is online and we'll approve it.
molona — 2012-01-26T05:51:22-05:00 — #4
Yep, they're approved one by one and it is lot of work... but I would say that at least 80% of the attachments are done by spammers so... and some of them are a bit too explicit :shifty:
But as Dave says, if we take too long, let us know and we will approve it (unless it is spam or inappropriate, of course :p)
imaginekitty — 2012-01-26T06:14:05-05:00 — #5
80%? You are all so very patient. I'd have shut the attachments down and made people host their own spam.
Thanks, just wondering about the whole thing.
molona — 2012-01-26T08:08:05-05:00 — #6
Thanks for your appreciation
And for being part of SPF, of course
imaginekitty — 2012-01-26T08:17:24-05:00 — #7
I've moderated before and it's so thankless so I try to make a point to be thankful.
I'm just here for the free doughnuts.
molona — 2012-01-26T09:35:05-05:00 — #8
so you were the one eating my doughnuts! shame on you