I joined the forum last year but did not start posting until today. I only posted like a dozen posts, but I have seen the following messages (or something like that) three times in a row today: "Thank you for posting! Your post will not be visible until a moderator has approved it for posting".
I checked FAQs, did a search on the forum, but could not find anything on why it happened, or how I can avoid them. I don't recall any of my "problematic" posts would be offensive to a live human being, but since I cannot see or edit my posts pending approval, how could I tell for sure?
Two of my "problematic" posts are short comments in the off-topic area, so I don't really care about them. However, the other "problematic" one is a lengthy post I composed in the computer help area, asking advice for my planned new computer build. I do hope to act on the purchase quickly, so the current situation is quite frustrating.
My humble requests are:
1) Could a moderator approve my post in the computer help area? I guess if it takes too long, I can try to create a new post, but I'd rather not experimenting different post content so as to bypass the forum spam filtering algorithm.
2) Could there be an item in the FAQ explaining this content filter, in particular some high level idea on its triggering condition, and the estimated time for an approval? I don't think it is in anyone's interest if I or people in a similar situation start experimenting post contents as an attempt to bypass the filter.