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Question marked as spam although I asked to be verified

    Question

  • Last week I added my self to the current verification thread (38):

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/054fddac-7164-4412-a077-f57ba5dd9e5d/verify-your-account-38?forum=reportabug

    Today I tried to ask a question and added a picture. As I didn't see the picture, I tried to edit my question and it again. 

    Than I got a massage that my questtion it is now marked as spam.

    This is my question:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9d70f56a-d861-4f9a-b646-e96a7f8fd298/wpf-dependency-property-p-usercontrol-doesnt-work?forum=wpf

    Unfortunately I have missed the link to ask for it not be marked as spam.

    Two questions:
    1. How do I make it not be maked as spam?
    2. Why did it get marked as spam although I asked to be verified.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Monday, March 6, 2017 10:27 AM

Answers

  • I never went through the verification process so I don't know how it works. But I see you requested verification March 1 and the forum admin stated all accounts were verified on March 3. So I agree your should be fine. And the messages about posts being flagged as spam (for accounts needing verification) only seemed to arise in the last 2 months or so, a message that makes no sense and only confuses. I also note that your post still does not show as reported abusive.

    Perhaps the best step now is to email fissues [at] microsoft [dot] com with details and a link to your profile. The forum admins at that address can investigate. They can check if your account is verified and see if the post you linked was ever reported abusive, by the spam filter or some other process, and who or what process removed the abusive flag. Maybe they slipped up and did not verify your account.

    Fighting spam in the forums is a constant battle, and the admins have done something in that last year to greatly reduce the amount of spam. But they need to constantly tweak the system to keep ahead of the spammers. False positives still happen, the spam filter is not flawless, and the admins can slip up.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    • Marked as answer by Keren Sv Monday, March 6, 2017 1:59 PM
    Monday, March 6, 2017 1:52 PM
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All replies

  • Recently when users get a message that their post has been marked as spam, especially after several attempts to post or edit a reply, the real reason is that their account needs to be verified.

    The current verification thread is always a sticky thread at the top of this forum:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=reportabug

    Note: If you have already posted a request in the thread, it may take several hours. Also, when I look at your question in the wpf forum, it is not flagged as spam. Either it never really was flagged as spam, or somebody already cleared the flag. I am not a moderator in that forum so I cannot tell.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)


    Monday, March 6, 2017 10:37 AM
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  • Good to know that it is a different way to state that my account isn't verified.

    As I already noted in my question, I have already posted a verification request in this very thread last week.

    Monday, March 6, 2017 10:39 AM
  • I never went through the verification process so I don't know how it works. But I see you requested verification March 1 and the forum admin stated all accounts were verified on March 3. So I agree your should be fine. And the messages about posts being flagged as spam (for accounts needing verification) only seemed to arise in the last 2 months or so, a message that makes no sense and only confuses. I also note that your post still does not show as reported abusive.

    Perhaps the best step now is to email fissues [at] microsoft [dot] com with details and a link to your profile. The forum admins at that address can investigate. They can check if your account is verified and see if the post you linked was ever reported abusive, by the spam filter or some other process, and who or what process removed the abusive flag. Maybe they slipped up and did not verify your account.

    Fighting spam in the forums is a constant battle, and the admins have done something in that last year to greatly reduce the amount of spam. But they need to constantly tweak the system to keep ahead of the spammers. False positives still happen, the spam filter is not flawless, and the admins can slip up.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    • Marked as answer by Keren Sv Monday, March 6, 2017 1:59 PM
    Monday, March 6, 2017 1:52 PM
    Moderator