The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
Sometimes it helps to ask for the name and email address of the person who will analyze the information so that you can contact them in case you're unsure that you're giving them exactly what they require. There's a good chance that there is no such person, which makes management look as dumb as they really are for insisting that people waste their time on such nonsense. And if a name can't be provided, there's no point in providing the information, is there?
He posted a couple replies in the Insider News. They weren't trollish, so it seems to just be the safeguards Chris has in place for the instances where people have started posting crap after years of inactivity.
I am not going to bother finding out why (I can guess). I am guilty of saying something inappropriate on occasion, but you are dealing with people that know what they are talking about (damn - that is now a subset of the users).
1. Stop and think before you respond.
2. Do not think you know more than they do.
* I have bin doing this for only about 30 years an still learning.
"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence." - Edsger Dijkstra
"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks. " - Daniel Boone
Nah, humour aside for a moment that's not it. I think you might have guessed wrong.
For the avoidance of doubt, my messages aren't being deleted or complained about (well, as far as I know!). It's just that they are very often automatically marked for (manual?) spam checking. After they've been checked (by a human, I presume?) then they are passed as safe for viewing.
From time to time the filters get angry with a user.
Blame the algorithm or the possible bad feeding when reporting spam.
You are not the first and I guess you won't be the last.
It is something temporary, things will get better soon.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
The spam filters adapt as the spam comes in. It's nothing personal, but each message of yours that is marked non-spam lessens the likelihood of future messages written in the same vein as being marked as spam.
Speaking of hell, up until a half-hour ago, I thought that's where I was heading...my task of the day was setting up an cloning a MySQL/php/WordPress site on one of my IIS servers. I fully expected a few hours of swearing.
I had one database connection error, reset the password and...the clouds parted and up it came on the second try! Considering all the steps involved, that ain't bad! Now, to try and look busy for the rest of the day!