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Why was a reply I was making labeled as spam? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I asked a question a few days ago on one of these forums. Someone answered it and I was sending him a follow-up question to get clarification. But this website labeled my follow-up as spam and refused to publish it. Naturally now all that I wrote is gone, so I don't want to go through the lengthy process of trying to re-type it, especially since I've no idea what it was that caused this website to identify a false positive. Without knowing that, I'm likely to just have a repeat of the problem I encountered.

    So what is it that's causing this website problems?


    Rod

    Friday, December 23, 2016 6:28 PM

Answers

  • So back to the original issue; if it never successfully posted then there would not be anything to restore. What I usually do when creating a lengthy post / reply is to do it in notepad. That way if there's some issue posting then I have a backup. I know it does not help in your specific instance but might help in the future.

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    Monday, December 26, 2016 4:17 PM
    Moderator

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  • Perhaps if you identify the forum (and maybe the thread), someone who moderates in the forum can check deleted threads or replies and see if it was a spam filter. And a moderator can undelete. in any case, you can email fissues [at] microsoft [dot] com with details. They can investigate and perhaps undelete the post.

    Edit: Is this the thread?

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/e79c4ff2-05b8-4e46-a4f7-7c6575f6788b/why-has-windows-spotlight-stopped-updating?forum=win10itprohardware#e79c4ff2-05b8-4e46-a4f7-7c6575f6788b

    Are your replies still missing?


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)


    Friday, December 23, 2016 7:14 PM
    Moderator
  • Excellent question, Richard. I'm sorry I didn't make that clearer earlier. The forum is Windows 10 Hardware & Performance. The post is Why has Windows Spotlight stopped updating?

    Rod

    Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:40 PM
  • OK. Besides the question I see two replies by you in the thread. Are there others we don't see?

    Only a moderator in that forum or a forum admin can view deleted posts, see who deleted them, and undelete. If your post is missing, email fissues [at] microsoft [dot] com with that link. Then the forum admins can investigate and undelete your post.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Saturday, December 24, 2016 6:39 PM
    Moderator
  • Saturday, December 24, 2016 7:57 PM
  • No, I'm sorry I've not been clear again. My fault. It isn't the case that I successfully posted my follow-up question on these forums and then it some later point it was deleted. What happened was the instant I tried to post my follow-up question it was then, immediately identified as "spam" and therefore never allowed to be posted.

    Rod

    Monday, December 26, 2016 2:42 PM
  • I never heard of that happening, and did not know it was possible. Do you recall the exact wording of the message you got when you could not post?

    You still can email fissues with a link to the thread, and as much of your reply as you can recall. They are the only ones that can verify that the spam filter can prevent you from saving a post. They are the only ones that know how the filter works and can tell if your reply would be flagged as spam.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Monday, December 26, 2016 3:21 PM
    Moderator
  • No sorry Richard, I can't remember the exact wording used when the forum software rejected my post. Basically it said something about my post having been identified as spam and therefore it refused to allow it to be posted.

    Rod

    Monday, December 26, 2016 4:03 PM
  • So back to the original issue; if it never successfully posted then there would not be anything to restore. What I usually do when creating a lengthy post / reply is to do it in notepad. That way if there's some issue posting then I have a backup. I know it does not help in your specific instance but might help in the future.

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    Monday, December 26, 2016 4:17 PM
    Moderator
  • What I usually do when creating a lengthy post / reply is to do it in notepad. That way if there's some issue posting then I have a backup.


    It once was that at some point in lengthy edits I would get a mental twinge:  What if there was a power failure now?   That's when I would do a backup such as you are suggesting.  However, now that I am working with my Tablet which has a battery I only get the same concern if it isn't plugged in and the battery level is approaching its Warning level.  Last week I got a nasty surprise from IE though.  I had prepared a fairly involved response that required doing a test on another machine and therefore had to leave that tab (not backed up!) in the background.  Something happened in one of the other tabs and all IE tabs "recovered".  Result:  poof!  no more post.  I cobbled enough of it together again but it was definitely not the same quality that it would have been if I had been more careful about making a checkpoint for my work.  I am reminded of a sign a program manager had posted on the wall over the terminals we used:  "Jesus saves every 5 minutes.  Do you?"   Still good advice.


    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Monday, December 26, 2016 5:11 PM