Why does it say my message needs to be moderated?|
Don't worry, you *probably* didn't do anything wrong. However, no matter how smart I can make an abuse filter, a program can't catch everything. It's pretty easy to identify definite abuse, and completely
harmless stuff is pretty simple to figure out too. But there's a huge grey
area in between that it really takes a human to verify. Right now there are about 80 different checks for possible abuse, and a positive on any of them will result in the message requiring moderation. For instance, being one letter off on a cussword will trigger it. Once a moderator has moderated the message (which will usually happen in a matter of seconds), the original message will be displayed for you, and the message will get sent to its intended recipent.
A short list of some of the things it checks for: Being one letter (or sometimes two) off from a cussword, any word that contains most of a cussword in the spelling, new visitors are triggere more often than older ones, a large amount of recently blocked users will raise the bar for moderation on ALL messages... for a while. Visiting from certain geographical areas triggers moderation more often, as will visiting from a network of anyone that has
been blocked. Repeating the same thing multiple times will raise your threat level, as will speaking non-english words repeatedly. Eventually I will
incorporate a grammar filter as well, so if your language is extremely broken,
it will also trigger it. MANY phrases which have a possible sexual meaning
will trigger it.