Le Baron wrote:Hi, can I just say that I don't want to fall into any obscure rules traps. After reading for quite some time without an account, I registered. I've only posted one other post and I discovered this had to be "approved". It happened fairly sharpish, but seems a bit excessive. When it was posted it bizarrely had a section of the post repeated, so I thought I would edit it to correct it and the edit now also has to be 'approved'. Is this excessive gatekeeping? I've been on message boards since Usenet and I find the more obstacles you put in a user's path, the less they post.
You can thank the Porn Spammers for these restrictions. So we put post approval restrictions in place until we are sure that you are a legitimate user. After that the restrictions are lifted, and you can post at will. Also the post approval system is based on the number of approved NEW posts, so if you posted once and edit it a million times then you'll need a million approvals. So, join in and participate in discussions and you'll quickly pass the required number of approvals and the approval system will move you into regular membership.
EDIT: And for the sake of any spammers reading this, all approvals are done by humans, so we' quickly catch your bots.