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I just became a forum member and posted my first view point under a question I found on the main page. I submitted but after a few hours noticed it still had not been applied to the topics discussion. My curiosity is simply to ascertain what would the average length in time it takes to have posts checked by a moderator. The post made was of generous duration and some may find also complex so i can understand a delay in its acceptance, but i have also not received a notice of declination. My punctuation and spelling was correct to the best of my abilities, however I am a philosophy writer/poet and in my normal works I excessively utilize ellipsis in order to apply effect and a notion to my readers to pause and reflect upon what had been said before continuing. I still used this technique but not nearly to the same gravity of my normal works, and I would like to know if there is any precautionary when writing in that way to an extent for the purpose of this. I have looked through some of the feedback to the forum and noticed that there is also been lost posts, I do have a copy of the exact material posted and would be happy to provide it again for any further inquiry.
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I admit to being very frustrated by the current moderation standard duration. On average, less than half of one post per day is approved, from my perspective. I can't see my position in the queue, but I know the last time one of my posts was approved was Thursday.
I can understand delays, but at this rate my posts may not even be on the same page as the latest posts when they are approved.
I would gladly help with the queue if I could. I need at least eight more of my posts approved first, though, I think.