View Full Version : Early/Manual Promotion to the Juniors Usergroup

Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 12:12 AM
As you might have noticed, some members have been promoted to the Juniors usergroup sooner. The 10 post rule may not always strictly apply to everyone. We understand that waiting for your posts to be approved can be unpleasant, so we want to minimize the unpleasantness. However, at the same time we need the moderation system in order to filter spam advertising, trolling, provocations from potential disruptive elements and other inappropriate and poor content.

Thus, some members might be taken off moderation after fewer posts, or on the contrary, be placed on extended moderation (https://forums.skadi.net/threads/153146-Extended-Moderation). This depends on members' contributions as well as on the availability of forum administrators (this has to be done manually, so if you aren't promoted sooner, it might not necessarily be because of your posts, but because we are not online at that given moment). If a regular and trusted member of Skadi can vouch for you, you might also be promoted sooner.

Profiles which are only vaguely and ambiguously filled, one-liner posts, posts with little substance, many "welcome", "thanks" or "I agree" posts in a row, posting links and advertising in introductions, poor formatting, might lead to having your account moderated for an extended amount of posts.

Please make sure to read the guidelines for introducing yourselves (http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=90843). Some spammers have been trying to bypass the system lately and posted introductions without the usual links and advertising, basically just saying hi. So please write something other about yourself than hello and how great it is to be here, such as what interests you here in particular. For shorter introductions or if you don't wish to create a new thread, feel free to use the Mass Introduction Thread (https://forums.skadi.info/showthread.php?t=150803).

When it comes to introductions, it is allowed to thank people for their welcome, of course. However, when it comes to highbrow discussion threads, news articles, etc., please take note of the thanks and reputation features, if you agree with someone or appreciate their posts, but have little else to say.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.