Mark Goodge wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Jan 2020 13:48:42 +0000, John <mega...@gmail.com
>> I see that Jeff's posts are being automatically rejected because of a
>> severe breach of the charter. I understand that he has been placed on
>> manual but surely this should mean his posts have to be approved rather
>> than being rejected out of hand?
> Jeff posts with a large number of different variants of his identity.
> I don't know whether that's deliberate, or simple ineptitude. The one
> he was using at the time Ken imposed the sanction is currently set to
> manual moderation ("untrusted", in moderbot parlance). Fifteen more of
> his identities have been set to auto-reject ("expelled"). I'm not sure
> why Ken did that, other than possibly to try to enforce a little
> Since then, Jeff has only tried to post with one of the expelled
> identities, meaning nothing has come through for manual moderation.
You may have an issue with your software then. Jeff primarily used 1CAT
and jnhickling@ as his email address throughout 2019, other than on 10
occasions where he used a gmail address (not recently though) The one he
was using when he was placed on moderation was jnhickling@ and that is
the one which is (was) auto rejecting
> What I've done is move the one that Jeff has most recently been trying
> to post with back to untrusted. So he will now get posts coming for
> manual moderation.
Thanks, although I did think to leave well alone, for obvious reasons.
But I also believe in fairness so unless you were to ban him then he
should be allowed to post as anyone else on manual, hence my post. My
apologies to those who may disagree with that view.
>> As an aside, how was Ken able to put someone on manual immediately yet
>> doesn't have the functionality to put someone on auto approval?
> He does. All moderators can.
Can you let him know that he's allowed to auto approve then. I had an
issue in the summer where I changed my email address, which then
switched me to manual (I understood that would happen). I was on manual
for weeks after and when the issue was raised (by Robert I think) Ken
said that it was down to you to do that. You hadn't posted for a while
but when you started posting again I was still left on manual so I
simply switched back to the old email, in order to join back in the flow.