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    • #196568
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      Dear forum admins,

      there seems to be a message on hold from me. Can you please tell what’s wrong with this message or why this message got blocked and maybe release it if there’s no problem?

      https://powershell.org/forums/topic/download-and-run-mariadb-installer/#post-196490

      Thanks in advance

    • #196577
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      Can’t see anything pending in that thread…

    • #196595
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      Is there any documentation about the limits the forum software has about a single post? Sometimes my posts do not show up right away. I wonder if it could be possible to lower (or actually increase) some of the limits for forum members if they have been members for a certain time … so a kind of reputation bonus?

    • #196796
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      Hey Olaf,

      I am not sure why your posts keep getting flagged but let me look into it and open a support ticket with to see what is going on.

    • #196862
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      James,

      I will keep that in mind and come back here when it happens again. πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for now

    • #203042
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      Now it happend again.

      https://powershell.org/forums/topic/for-each-loop-on-file-lines-iterate-twice-not-the-same-as-the-other-post/

      My answer to this post seems to be on hold. I didn’t even got a notification about the fact that it did get on hold.

    • #203054
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      Yeah, this one’s odd. It seems like your post to that thread got lost somehow. There is no post pending approval and there’s nothing caught in the spam filter. I would think that your post just didn’t get sent to the forum at all, except that the forum shows you as the last one to post in that thread: https://powershell.org/forums/forum/windows-powershell-qa/

    • #203084
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      That’s not the first time something like this happend this way. How should I react when that happens next time?

    • #203165
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      I’ve seen it too where my posts don’t show up. Typically, I see them immediately, but I’ve even seen it where I copy the text post and it’s not there. Go to the bottom and paste and it tells me that I can’t post a duplicate thread. I check the next day or even after a weekend and the post still doesn’t exist.

      Jira Module

      I think I may have even got a Critical Error when I posted the post in question, first time I’d seen that. Basic post, just text and a URL.

    • #203255
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      Hey @Oalf and @Rob, when your replys don’t show up, or when they get held for moderation, do they have a lot of PowerShell code in them?

      Olaf, i see your reply to https://powershell.org/forums/topic/for-each-loop-on-file-lines-iterate-twice-not-the-same-as-the-other-post/ and it was marked by spam by Akismet. I am looking to see why it was flagged as such.

    • #203261
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      It seems like your post to that thread got lost somehow. There is no post pending approval and there’s nothing caught in the spam filter.

      This was my mistake – I was looking at the wrong list of spam on the admin page. James pointed me to the correct section.

      To be clear, there is no indication that any user posts are getting lost. We’re not sure why users sometimes don’t see the ‘held for review’ notification, but James is making some changes to the spam filter settings that should help.

    • #203276
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      … and it was marked by spam by Akismet.

      Seem like She was picking on me because She had a bad day!? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

      • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Olaf.
    • #203784
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      Yeaahh … finally … you’ve got it … great …

      Thank you very much. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

    • #205365
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      It happened again.

      https://powershell.org/forums/topic/deleting-occasional-rows-above-header-row-in-csv-file/#post-205359

      I created this post and corrected it or added some info and an external link twice or three times and then it does not show up anymore.

    • #205383
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      Not sure, why again Akismet caught this as a spam. However I cleared the spam mark and now it is showing up there.

      Thank you.

      • This reply was modified 3 months ago by Kiran.
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      Not sure, why again Akismet caught this as a spam.

      Seems like she has good days and bitchy days. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

      Thank you.

    • #205392
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      @Olaf-Soyk, I think getting your profile verified might solve this problem.

    • #205395
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      Not sure why she catches you frequent times, may be you are so special to her. Β 😉

      However we left this thread open exclusively for you all the time.😀

    • #206634
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      Oh that may be part of the problem. How long in between β€œedits” are you waiting. We have a support ticket open with Akismet as well. But one of the things it looks for are multiple edits in a short period of time.

    • #208710
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      Sometimes I see a typo when I just hit the send button and then another one when I hit the send button for the first one … what would be the time to wait to avoid this?

      But one of the things it looks for are multiple edits in a short period of time.

      What does that mean “short period of time”? If the software is unable to adapt to the behaviour of the users this user would try to adapt to the limits of the software. πŸ˜‰ If I knew the limits I could try to pay attention to not violate the rules.

      BTW: It happend again and this time it was my first reply to this post … https://powershell.org/forums/topic/splatting-the-output-from-select-object/

    • #210249
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      Again. It happend again. Could you please set up your forum software to allow to edit a new post someone just created. When I look at other posts I can see that I’m not the only one correcting a post of me several times.

      This is the thread my reply got stuck:
      https://powershell.org/forums/topic/registry-changes/#post-210246

    • #210312
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      For now, it is cleared.

    • #212496
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      seems like, this has to be automated πŸ™‚

    • #212514
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      And here we go again … https://powershell.org/forums/topic/split-active-directory-computer-dnshostname/

      seems like, this has to be automated 🙂

      Excellent idea. Or fix it. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

    • #212811
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      Well… Akismet is already a fully automated solution, and that’s essentially the problem. Akismet doesn’t offer a lot of configuration options – it’s effectively a black box – and its spam filtering is based on a model that is developed and maintained by Auttomatic (the company that owns WordPress) that relies on crowd-sourced data. Basically, the spam filtering being done on this forum is controlled by statistical data gathered from every WordPress site that implements Akismet – which is most of them, because Akismet is included by default. We have no direct control over how that spam filtering works, or specific information on how it makes its judgments, because Akismet/Wordpress/Auttomatic do not share those details. It’s not something that we can just fix.

      In theory, Akismet should eventually develop a local model for spam recognition with proper training (which I’ve been working on lately), but I think it will take a fairly large amount of data for that recognition model to become useful (e.g. significantly different from the global model), and it will never be perfect.

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      … and it will never be perfect.

      I’m not asking for perfection. But what I experience in the last weeks/months is in my opinion far away from working normal or working as expected. Don’t you agree? Do we/you really want to depend on black box algorhythms without any chance to have an influence? I think I wouldn’t. πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for the insight anyway … appreciate it.

    • #213969
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      I agree that Akismet isn’t particularly good at its job, and it does seem like your posts have been flagged fairly often lately. From sifting through the spam folder, I can tell you that we get more false positives than actual spam – it’s not only happening to you. This is largely due to being a forum focused on code – posts here don’t look like the majority of posts across all WordPress sites.

      Changing spam filter systems would be a fairly large step and might create disruptions with the forum database. Personally I’d like to use something that offers more control than we currently have, but it probably wouldn’t be fast or simple to make the change.

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      Thanks for the posting

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by aaronpaker91.
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      and happened again …. could you please release it once more?

      https://powershell.org/forums/topic/format-pscustomobject-the-right-way/

    • #215682
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      Changing spam filter systems would be a fairly large step and might create disruptions with the forum database. Personally I’d like to use something that offers more control than we currently have, but it probably wouldn’t be fast or simple to make the change.

      Actually I think the forum software you’re using does not offer that much functionality I’d expect. It is in fact impossible to search for specific posts even when you know they are there because you wrote them your self? πŸ˜‰

      I’d prefer a more classical forum software like the one here: https://www.mcseboard.de. You can browse easily and fast, you can search and it looks much clearer with a great overview.

    • #216018
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      Powershell.org is a WordPress website. The forum is built on the bbPress software for WordPress. The forum uses Akismet to accomplish spam filtering because it’s easy to implement in WordPress – all you have to do is turn it on, because it comes pre-installed by default.

      It might be possible to change the spam filter plugin from Akismet to one of the other available options, and thereby remove our dependence on Akismet’s judgement of what is spam and what is not. This would not involve fundamental changes to the website, but because Akismet interacts with the forum database it could cause problems (corruption/damage). Any replacement system would need to be installed by someone who has at least a general grasp of WordPress site administration.

      Replacing bbPress with a different forum software like phpBB is an entirely different proposition. It would mean re-designing the website to work with the new forum system, and either migrating the existing forum database to the new forum (potential data loss), or making the choice to start over with an empty forum. And there would be other problems – for instance, phpBB isn’t integrated with WordPress, so the user accounts wouldn’t map directly. Someone would have to find or develop a workaround for that. We would need staff with good experience with WordPress, bbPress, MySQL, general web development/server management, and whatever bbPress alternative software was chosen.

      To be blunt, replacing Akisment is probably not going to happen without more widespread user problems. Right now we get ~3 false positives per day that need to be manually cleared. This is annoying, and it delays some conversations, but it isn’t really at a level where it justifies the work of replacing Akismet and having all the moderators learn to use a new system.
      Replacing bbPress is probably not going to happen ever.

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      It happend again.

      https://powershell.org/forums/topic/script-to-clean-backup-files/

      Could you please tell me why this post got on hold? I avoid to edit my posts shortly after I posted them.

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      I really would like to know why this happens

      https://powershell.org/forums/topic/company-header/#post-224643

      What did I do wrong in this post?

      Sometimes it’s not fun anymore to use Powershell.org forum.

    • #228928
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      Please message me machine learning algorithmsI want it in urgent.

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