New members will usually have their first 10 posts or, in some cases less moderated. There might be an exception to this rule, where we have to place a new member on extended moderation.

Extended moderation is used as a preventive measure when there is uncertainty about whether a member should be promoted to the next level.

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

Hence to avoid being placed in this usergroup, try to add substance to your posts, avoid one-liners ("quality before quantity") and have the required profile fields completed, which could even lead to an early/manual promotion.

Extended moderation may also be used as a disciplinary measure for members, regardless of status. Members who repeatedly abuse their avatar, signature and other profile options, or the reputation and PM options may also be placed in this usergroup.

Extended moderation is indefinite and must be manually lifted by an administrator. Some members may have an additional 5 posts moderated, others 10+, this varies according to case and behaviour.

Members on extended moderation have pretty much the same permissions as newbies. For a detailed list of permissions go here.