That's pretty much it; I want to know how to do this and don't see links anywhere allowing me to do it.
I saw a response to a comment of mine (via email) but didn't see it once I came back to the forum. I was curious as to whether or not it had been considered spam and erased, or if something is broken. I thought a quiet message to a mod would be better than "Hey, is so and so a spammer?" right out for everyone to see.
LOL. If you find an answer to contacting a Mod, please let me know... I have been responding to questions on here the last couple of nights and every 3rd post seems not to show up. It comes up and says "this post is being moderated." I don't understand why lol.
Hiya Corp! Basically, the system is set up to "filter" certain things that might indicate a message is spam or inappropriate for posting live. Should a member post be held pending moderation, it doesn't necessarily mean that it won't eventually appear once it has been reviewed by a live individual. It simply means that the systems auto-filters have red-flagged it for additional review as a precaution.
If you remember a while back when you were active before, there was a lot of spam and irrelevant content getting through and some of the regulars weren't happy. Since then, things have been tweaked and tightened so that the community isn't over-run with spam and schemes they didn't want to see. However, that extra diligence comes at a price ... mainly in that the relevant and helpful posts sometimes unavoidably get flagged by the system for moderation. We appreciate your patience and understanding when you receive the "moderation" message as you know these measures were put into place for the betterment of the community as requested.
Craig, if you received a notice that someone had replied to your post but upon going to the thread you find no response, it is most likely one of two things ... either the person who posted the reply changed their mind and removed it themselves or it was removed by the moderation team because of some type of inappropriate content. As for contacting a moderator, this is pretty much the best way to go about it! We are here frequently to assist community members and answer questions! I hope that answers your question.