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I was editing/updating the QS in my filler thread in deal discussion and encountered "Your message is awaiting approval. A moderator will review within a few minutes."

is there something in the edit that causes the message to show up? I'm curious if there are certain things that cause that message to show/pop up. I often edit the QS for Office Depot coupons and Newegg FAR threads and have not encountered that message before (and I'm very thankful for that)

what can I do to avoid the message and the pausing in my editing? (I then need to wait for maybe 15 seconds before refreshing to see if it came out the way I wanted the update to) I try to avoid "preview" because the greenness of the preview makes me a little unsure about what's "quoted" or what...(yes, i know that's my problem, so I'm just wondering if there's a way I can just avoid encountering the message)

Thank you in advance for answering my question. I tried searching, but there were only 2 threads that mentioned anything about QS in this forum.

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I'll play with it and see if I can figure out what can be done. Hang tight.

I think I figured it out. Try it now. Also, you have PM.

I have gotten that message the last 3 times I have edited a quick summary (different threads).

There were seemingly no "trigger" words in what I wrote, so I wondered if that was the new policy now....

I don't mind it personally, but I can see how it would be a drag for folks like you who edit the same quick summaries frequently!

Afaik, the policy hasn't changed. Can you tell me which ones? I'll look and see if I can figure out what happened.

this is one: http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1051269/

I remember thinking that it was strange that my edit went to the moderator for review, when all I did was add a little note about the restaurant Ruby Tuesday's birthday offer.


Not sure about the others - they were in that same week.

NantucketSunrise said:   this is one: http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1051269/

I remember thinking that it was strange that my edit went to the moderator for review, when all I did was add a little note about the restaurant Ruby Tuesday's birthday offer.


Not sure about the others - they were in that same week.


Unfortunately the way that works is that it scans everything in the post you edit, not just what you've added. With a quick summary that huge, there is probably something besides what you added that triggered the filter.

That makes sense that something in that terribly messy QS would have been a trigger-word!

However, the first time a quick summary edit of mine was sent to the moderators that week, I think I was the first person to put anything in that quick summary (so it had no other content in it), and what I wrote seemed pretty benign to me, and I wondered if I was on some kind of probation in terms of editing stuff since I'd largely been away from this website for 2 years. I don't remember what thread it was.

I don't personally mind if this happens, though - I don't spend much time in quick summaries, and it's fine with me if something is checked by the powers that be.

Coincidentally, my post preceding this one by 1 minute was sent to the moderators for approval! And there was nothing incendiary in it, that I could see. ?

Everything in this thread needs approval LOL

NantucketSunrise said:   Coincidentally, my post preceding this one by 1 minute was sent to the moderators for approval! And there was nothing incendiary in it, that I could see. ?

I'm checking into why so much stuff is hitting the queue, but I think it has to do with a series of spamming trolls we ran into.



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