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    Question Moderation approval for new topic?

    Tried to make a post genetal discussion and noted that now new topics need approval of moderator.

    Why that?

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    Gonna take a stab and guess that they don't want a flood of "totally legit leak" and "why game not up?" threads during patch day.
    confirmed by my uncle nitnendo and masahiro samurai

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    Someone will approve it as soon as able.

    It's a temporary measure to try to combat a flood of spam and burners making garbage threads.
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    Will you be notified in both cases? Approved or rejected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeror View Post
    Will you be notified in both cases? Approved or rejected?
    We do not "reject" any new threads per se.

    Generally speaking, we typically take one of these three actions:

    1. Approve - The thread becomes visible to all users and available for discussion.

    2. Delete - This is usually done with spam and garbage threads by burner accounts, as Tziva mentioned.

    3. Approve and close - The thread becomes visible to all users but is closed for discussion. You would usually see this if a thread violates our forum guidelines. Rather than delete, we will give a reason and close the thread instead. This helps to educate other users to avoid making similar threads. Click for example.

    Genuine users should rarely, if ever, see their threads deleted.
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    I’m guessing you’ve stopped doing this now, given that the new user SophiaErcel95 has started 5 spam threads in the last few hours. Chicken Drummer 2.0

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    Thanks god.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLachyG View Post
    I’m guessing you’ve stopped doing this now, given that the new user SophiaErcel95 has started 5 spam threads in the last few hours. Chicken Drummer 2.0
    It's still in effect but it only applies to the "General Discussion" forum in the WoW section.

    SophiaErcel95 did not post in that section, therefore their threads were not subject to approval.

    The "user" was just a spam bot and has since been banned and threads removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venara View Post
    It's still in effect but it only applies to the "General Discussion" forum in the WoW section.

    SophiaErcel95 did not post in that section, therefore their threads were not subject to approval.

    The "user" was just a spam bot and has since been banned and threads removed.
    Just completely out of interest, what's even the goal of those bots and what could they realistically gain from it?

    I doubt many people here would fall for cheap scams lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caprias View Post
    Just completely out of interest, what's even the goal of those bots and what could they realistically gain from it?

    I doubt many people here would fall for cheap scams lol.
    You'd be surprised how often these kinda scams work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Midnight Bomber View Post
    You'd be surprised how often these kinda scams work.
    >don't trust anything Blizzard does and thinking about their always evil/greedy motivations.
    >get's scammed by a cheap bot.

    Tbh that'd make my day, topkek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caprias View Post
    Just completely out of interest, what's even the goal of those bots and what could they realistically gain from it?

    I doubt many people here would fall for cheap scams lol.
    Sometimes they’ll ask 50 questions but only be really interested in a single answer; like ones you would normally have as a security question when changing your password. Facebook have a lot of them going around, those ones ask often innocuous questions but with the purpose of generating more specific Facebook ads for each individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venara View Post
    It's still in effect but it only applies to the "General Discussion" forum in the WoW section.

    SophiaErcel95 did not post in that section, therefore their threads were not subject to approval.

    The "user" was just a spam bot and has since been banned and threads removed.
    Ah I see, thanks for your reply. Also good riddance to the bot!

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