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Old 06-13-19, 07:35 PM
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Why do my posts suddenly need mod approval?

I posted just now in the Bicycle Mechanics sub forum and I got a notice saying my post will have to wait for mod approval.

Why now? I don't think I've been an nuisance.

If this helps, I did include a shrug emoji in the post which has a japanese/korean character in it. I read on the mtbr forum that someone had a similar issue on that forum when korean signs were involved.

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Old 06-13-19, 07:48 PM
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Hey, if you can't express yourself within the confines of 256 ascii characters ...

Mod edit: (Removed Shruggy**
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Old 06-13-19, 07:49 PM
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Old 06-14-19, 02:09 AM
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confirmed!
You too? Where are the mods?

Are they gonna answer this?

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Old 06-14-19, 04:20 AM
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Are these replies in Mechanics, or new threads?

I just posted a reply, and it seemed to go fine.
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Old 06-14-19, 01:01 PM
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It had a shruggie emoji, mods have edited them out of @wgstott's answer too.
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Old 06-14-19, 01:20 PM
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I absolutely ****** demand to know why a shruggie emoji in not allowed!!! Grrr.

Is it a technical issue related to how data is stored on the forum database? Could it be that it doesn't like japanese characters?

Gasp! How racist!!!

How dare you be so intolerant of foreign communication!!! I'll have this REPORTED TO THE POLICE!!!



Ok, I had my fun, have a nice day everyone.

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We've had a lot of korean spam, so that could be it.
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Old 06-14-19, 04:13 PM
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That is almost certainly why. The spam attacks were destroying the usability of the website. It seems a small price to pay.
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Old 06-14-19, 04:15 PM
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Oh, and for the record, I absolutely despise emoji and would like to have them permanently removed from all websites, my phone and my operating system.
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Old 06-14-19, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Oh, and for the record, I absolutely despise emoji and would like to have them permanently removed from all websites, my phone and my operating system.
I have posted:
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...I used to use smilies more until a couple years ago, I read a quote by Lance Armstrong in a sports magazine (when he was still doing endorsements, or it was an old issue in a doctor's office).

I don't recall the product [was Radio Shack], and I'm sure the quote had nothing to do with the product, but his tough-guy quote was something like: "Real men over thirty don't use smilies...period"

PPS: I googled the quote.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Oh, and for the record, I absolutely despise emoji and would like to have them permanently removed from all websites, my phone and my operating system.
Why, I think they're really useful. The thing that often makes internet couumnication difficult is the lack of face to face contact. Sometimes someone may misunderstand an otherwise harmless post as an attack. Adding emoji's throughout the post or at the end can give the reader a glimpse into what kind of expression is being made by the poster or their intent.

Idk, I just find it makes internet communication more... human.

I find them useful. Take my above post as an example. It's filled with emoji's that make the whole thing intelligible, I don't ever use that many in a single post but that one just needed it. It wouldn't be understandable without them.

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Old 06-15-19, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Oh, and for the record, I absolutely despise emoji and would like to have them permanently removed from all websites, my phone and my operating system.
Originally Posted by krecik View Post
Why, I think they're really useful. The thing that often makes internet couumnication difficult is the lack of face to face contact. Sometimes someone may misunderstand an otherwise harmless post as an attack.

Adding emoji's throughout the post or at the end can give the reader a glimpse into what kind of expression is being made by the poster or their intent.

Idk, I just find it makes internet communication more... human.

I find them useful. Take my above post as an example. It's filled with emoji's that make the whole thing intelligible, I don't ever use that many in a single post but that one just needed it. It wouldn't be understandable without them.

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I have previously posted to this now-closed thread on the Fifty-Plus Forum from 2013, How Do You Communicate on Forums vs Face-to-Face :
Originally Posted by Loose Chain
The problem with internet forums is that unlike face to face there is no means of transferring, for lack of better term, the vibes and flow of a conversation and personal interaction.

Thus internet conversations get so ugly, so fast unlike with a flesh and blood human soul in front of you.
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
Do you think that smilies (emoticons) help in “fleshing out” the vibes and flow of conversation and personal interaction in a posted message? It seems that Bike Forums provide a pretty wide range of smilies to express and “vitalize” as it were one's comments.

Personally, I do try to express any emotive content in writing as precisely as I can. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary is on my bookmark list to find the right synonym for any key words I use. One thing that compelled me to reconsider smilies though was this.

I once saw an ad in a sports magazine for something being endorsed by Lance Armstrong. He was quoted as something like, "No man over thirty should ever use smilies...period."
Originally Posted by ro-monster
Not sure any of the options really fits. I think my intentions are about the same in both contexts but the results are not at all the same.

I've always been much better at communicating in writing than I am at speaking. Talking to people is very stressful and they tend to completely misinterpret what I'm trying to say.


Given a choice, I would nearly always opt for text over speech. Besides, I have observed that you get a truer picture of the real person when you don't have all the nonverbal clutter you get in face to face interactions.
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
I took a course in oral communication and was introduced to the sender-receiver model of communication in which the sender transmits a message and the receiver interprets it and provides feedback to the sender to ensure the accuracy of the message; indeed, it is the receiver who completes the communication event.

So I feel that when I write a post, I can clearly express my message without any interference. For example, how often in face-to-face communication does the receiver when hearing a message immediately start thinking and preparing a reply based on his own experience, before considering the totality of the message you've sent? When writing a post, the reader can consider the message in its totality (or totally ignore it)…


Personally, I tend to write long posts…So other than a quip, if I'm motivated to reply to a thread, it means enough to me to express myself as completely and clearly as possible, with style. I would hope that the reader would find my message interesting and/or informative.

Even if not, the process of putting my thoughts in print in a well-composed post is its own reward. You be the judge.
That thread was closed because of some overtly threatened hostility:
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
In 2013, I got involved in one of the most hostile brouhahas I have ever read on BikeForums…about paragraphs! My adversary shall remain nameless.

On a now-closed thread ["How Do You Communicate on Forums vs Face-to-Face"]in a reply to a long, unbroken post I wrote:
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
Paragraphs, please

PS: I did read your post, in its entirety.
Originally Posted by xxx
I wouldn't spend near as much time with you in person, let alone stop for paragraphs. ****, I might even let go of punctuation in person, except when you feel the heel of my boot hit your chin
Complete with a graphic illustration.




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Old 06-18-19, 05:29 AM
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We've had a lot of korean spam, so that could be it.
Only genuine Hormel spam now, and no Vikings.
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And hey guys, your astericks are showing. Get a thesaurus? (And a room)

@Jim from Boston Pro wrassling is scripted and a few fat guys with moves that make it look like a bad fight.

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Oh, and for the record, I absolutely despise emoji and would like to have them permanently removed from all websites, my phone and my operating system.
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