@Michael Lowry - your post was flagged by our watchwords filter by accident. We've seen technical posts flagged for no apparent reason before and tried to release them quickly. We continue to evolve our filter list to stop SPAM, but sometimes it catches valid posts. Nothing is perfect.
The moderation banner flashes on the screen if it is your first post, for if you post, hit the SPAM Watch words filter. It's been in use from day one.
As for moderation, as I mentioned before, we have global moderators, and Monday, Feb 21st, was a holiday that could cause a moderation delay.
Broadcom Community Platform Admin, IT
Sent: Feb 21, 2023 04:40 AM
From: Michael Lowry
Subject: Discussion replies get stuck in limbo for hours before becoming visible
I got hit by the poorly implemented moderation mechanism again today.
Last night I posted a new discussion, and this morning I wanted to make an edit to the thread so I went to the forum and tried to find it. It was nowhere to be seen, so I thought perhaps there had been a problem posting it. I always edit posts in an external editor, so I still had the original text. I posted the thread again with the intended edits. That's when I saw the little green warning.
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This was the first time I understood why the original post had not appeared. I must not have seen the banner when it appeared yesterday. The banner appears for only a few seconds, and if you're not paying attention, it's easy to miss. There's also no way to see or edit posts waiting for moderation.
It's possible that the post was flagged for moderation because it contains the word Broadcom.