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Old 12-21-2010, 06:41 AM   #1
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I have a friend who created a Forum account. She got the activation email and activated the mail, but when she tried to create a new Thread she just gets the message:

"Your account has been activated but you are currently in the moderation queue to be added to the forum."


This has been for the past 7 hours like that. Why would there be a moderation queue? And since when do Accounts need to be activated manually?
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:42 AM   #2
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Where does your freind want to post, which forum?
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:43 AM   #3
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Not sure, I assume any forum. This one right here.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:44 AM   #4
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Why would there be a moderation queue? And since when do Accounts need to be activated manually?
They added that to be able to filter obvious spambots before they spam the forums.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:48 AM   #5
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But 7 hours, seriously?
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:01 AM   #6
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manual work and I am not sure if any moderator can do it
it is the middle of the night in some places.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:05 AM   #7
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I think you need to wait 24 hours
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:16 AM   #8
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Why would there be a moderation queue? And since when do Accounts need to be activated manually?
U don't even want to know...

These forums are admin'ed by a bunch of volunteers, so when they get around to it and are gol dang good and ready, that's when you'll get access.

(Great service/support, Steam/Valve!)

...Get a bunch of human pawns to do the tedious work that every other forum on the internet uses a script to do! O_o
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:29 AM   #9
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it took 6 hours for my account.
isnt a big deal
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