Vetting of forum messages for platinum (or vidded) members?
Thread poster: Sonja Tomaskovic
Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
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Jan 31, 2005

Hi,

I just posted a response to a thread and received the following notification:

"Your message has been stored in the database.
Note: Your message will be reviewed by a moderator before it is made visible."

Before anyone gets annoyed I'd like to say that I don't have anything against this procedure. However, AFAIK, only postings from non-verified members are being reviewed.

I was just wondering why my postings suddenly have to be vetted.

I participated in a couple of threads last week and all of my postings appeared immediately without approval.

Just wondering,

Sonja

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-01-31 11:10]


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi Sonja Jan 31, 2005

Please don't be worried, it could be just a system glitch due to some works done at the site by the programmers.

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Steffen Walter  Identity Verified
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Agree with Natalie + support request Jan 31, 2005

Hi Sonja,

I agree with Natalie that this might just be due to some system glitch or maintenance (as you surely know, Platinum members' postings should be exempt from vetting and appear immediately). To be on the safe side, I'd recommend to go to http://www.proz.com/support and submit a support request.

Another reason for your posting waiting for vetting might be that the ProZ.com system might have automatically grouped it under "advertising" because of the links given. I don't see that problem here, though.

Steffen

P.S. I've just vetted your posting.


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
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Thanks. Jan 31, 2005

I've been contacted by a moderator who resolved the issue.

Thanks to all who answered.

Sonja


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Same problem here today (Nov 16) Nov 16, 2005

I just posted a message on one of the Hungarian forums and got this:
"Your message has been stored in the database.
Note: Your message will be reviewed by a moderator before it is made visible."
I am Platinum and have VID, and my postings always appear immediately.
Can anyone fix it if it is a system problem?
Thanks
Katalin


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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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Not a bug Nov 16, 2005

Katalin Horvath McClure wrote:

I am Platinum and have VID, and my postings always appear immediately.
Can anyone fix it if it is a system problem?
Thanks
Katalin


Hi Katalin,
Platinum and VIDed members messages can also be subject to vetting if they include references to competing sites, for example. Your message does, so it's up to the moderator to decide.

HTH
Magda


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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With all due respect, I disagree Nov 16, 2005

Magda Dziadosz wrote:

Katalin Horvath McClure wrote:

I am Platinum and have VID, and my postings always appear immediately.
Can anyone fix it if it is a system problem?
Thanks
Katalin


Hi Katalin,
Platinum and VIDed members messages can also be subject to vetting if they include references to competing sites, for example. Your message does, so it's up to the moderator to decide.

HTH
Magda


Magda,
I just received a note from the moderator saying that he was instructed to remove any postings that contain a reference to the competing [...name removed...] site. I am not questioning his action, as he followed ProZ policy, I am questioning the policy itself.

First of all, the reference was to a very informative article, discussing VAT issues specifically from the freelance translator's point if view. So, it was not that I referred to a job posting, or any info on an outsourcer, it was simply an article on a topic that we have been discussing for a long time, over and over again.
I don't understand this policy at all, and I found it very disturbing that ProZ applies such censorship. It is not because my posting was removed, but because this policy exists at all. I have been very-very satisfied with ProZ, the services, the community and I agree to all policies regarding KudoZ and Forum postings, but not this one.
This is the first time I am really upset with ProZ, and I would like to get some more explanation about this policy.

Thank you
Katalin


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