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    Intro and Questions about Forum

    Hi All,

    I participated in this forum years ago. Seems it's been updated. There's a nice Tex feature built in now.

    Have a question. I've posted three threads so far and it takes a couple days until they appear. That's a pretty slow turn. Have this forum had some Math Trolls force the MHF into this? I've experienced political trolls - but doubt if there are math trolls that cause serious issues.

    Maybe it's because I'm new - don't have a post privileged yet? The lag makes it very difficult to communicate. I'd hope that we can all act like adults and that our posts can go up without review by a controller? There is also no way to edit the posts as far as I can see.

    It's best to let folks post their material ... First Amendment / free speech and all that you know. It's better to suffer a little coarse dialogue than none at all. If someone consistently makes trouble, you can always shut them out of the site. That's what most forums do.

    So how is this submission / post aspect designed to work now? School me.

    Thanks,
    mgeile
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    Re: Intro and Questions about Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by mgeile View Post
    Hi All,

    I participated in this forum years ago. Seems it's been updated. There's a nice Tex feature built in now.

    Have a question. I've posted three threads so far and it takes a couple days until they appear. That's a pretty slow turn. Have this forum had some Math Trolls force the MHF into this? I've experienced political trolls - but doubt if there are math trolls that cause serious issues.

    Maybe it's because I'm new - don't have a post privileged yet? The lag makes it very difficult to communicate. I'd hope that we can all act like adults and that our posts can go up without review by a controller? There is also no way to edit the posts as far as I can see.

    It's best to let folks post their material ... First Amendment / free speech and all that you know. It's better to suffer a little coarse dialogue than none at all. If someone consistently makes trouble, you can always shut them out of the site. That's what most forums do.

    So how is this submission / post aspect designed to work now? School me.

    Thanks,
    mgeile
    Easy there, mgeile. What happened is a glitch in the spam filter. For some reason your post got flagged and I had to go in and authorize it.

    -Dan
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    Re: Intro and Questions about Forum

    That's very good news! I thought the forum site behavior was a bit odd. Thanks for the clarification Dan.

    Hey - my other posts don't seem to be showing up yet. It's been a day or so on some. Do I need to contact someone else to get un-spammed?
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    Re: Intro and Questions about Forum

    Dan,

    I'm guessing it's a user name issue. If you don't mind, unspam my other posts and then just delete this user name.

    I've run into this before. My last name means something embarrasing in German and some sites flag it. :-(

    Please let me know what you decide to do.

    // mgeile
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