Comping Guide - Getting Started & Other FAQs

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  • Loobs72
    Loobs72 Posts: 7 Forumite
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    I don't get this as I am logged in but I don't get the tick and cross showing?
  • Luckyone
    Luckyone Posts: 23,016 Forumite
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    Hello Velvet Glove.

    Please can you add this blog to your list of websites not to post their comps:

    http://anoushkaloves.com/
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  • VelvetGlove
    VelvetGlove Posts: 12,008 Forumite
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    Luckyone wrote: »
    Hello Velvet Glove.

    Please can you add this blog to your list of websites not to post their comps:

    http://anoushkaloves.com/

    Adding it now, thanks for letting me know LO :)
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  • Luckyone
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    Adding it now, thanks for letting me know LO :)

    Thank You :beer:
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  • Daphne01
    Daphne01 Posts: 22,145 Forumite
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    Dapper Dude .co .uk comes up with !!!!! now, I can't see them on any of the don't post/spam lists is there a reason why they are now blocked?

    Thank you :)
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  • weeowens
    weeowens Posts: 81,990 Forumite
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    Daphne01 wrote: »
    Dapper Dude .co .uk comes up with !!!!! now, I can't see them on any of the don't post/spam lists is there a reason why they are now blocked?

    Thank you :)
    I guess that MSE admin has added it to the filter & Velvetglove was not aware of the recent addition.
    MSE admin do not usually inform as to why they are blocked but just ask that we do not bypass the filter.
    I will pm her to add to any list where it is required.
  • Daphne01
    Daphne01 Posts: 22,145 Forumite
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    weeowens wrote: »
    I guess that MSE admin has added it to the filter & Velvetglove was not aware of the recent addition.
    MSE admin do not usually inform as to why they are blocked but just ask that we do not bypass the filter.
    I will pm her to add to any list where it is required.

    Thanks, I know some have been added by mistake previously and then reinstated so I just wondered if that was the case here as there's no entry on the banned lists :)
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  • weeowens
    weeowens Posts: 81,990 Forumite
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    Daphne01 wrote: »
    Thanks, I know some have been added by mistake previously and then reinstated so I just wondered if that was the case here as there's no entry on the banned lists :)
    I think VG can sometimes have a hard job keeping on top of the MSE block filter.
    After reading the guide again it appears there is not really a list of sites that are blocked by MSE, just a list of sites that do not want posting to here ie:

    4 Do any sites not want their comps/answers posted?
    Please let me know if you come across any others:

    If you post a link & can only see a few !!!! instead of the correct URL then that site has been banned from MSE. There are many reasons why this could be & MSE do not want a list of banned sites/reasons published. You risk losing your posting privileges if you find a way around this ban, so please don't try.


    I think as comp posters it is just something we will have to be aware of & possibly use the "Preview" button if we are unsure of a site being blocked.
  • VelvetGlove
    VelvetGlove Posts: 12,008 Forumite
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    Hi Daphne01, weeowens is correct. I'm not told about sites which are blocked by MSE. It's only when posters tell each other that we kind of learn not to post them anymore.

    I was looking into the 'blocked site' thing last year and MSEAndrea said that sites were blocked for various reasons (sometimes they asked to be blocked!) and if we think one has been blocked incorrectly we should send her a pm - but that wouldn't necessarily get the block removed or give us an explanation as to why a link to the site couldn't be posted anymore.

    The one thing she did make clear was that on no account should any poster try to get around the block as that could result in posting privileges being removed.

    I asked if I could post a list of sites which were blocked and not to be posted but permission for that was declined.

    Sorry I can't be useful in this but I hope it's now a bit clearer - well as clear as it can be!
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  • Daphne01
    Daphne01 Posts: 22,145 Forumite
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    Hi Daphne01, weeowens is correct. I'm not told about sites which are blocked by MSE. It's only when posters tell each other that we kind of learn not to post them anymore.

    I was looking into the 'blocked site' thing last year and MSEAndrea said that sites were blocked for various reasons (sometimes they asked to be blocked!) and if we think one has been blocked incorrectly we should send her a pm - but that wouldn't necessarily get the block removed or give us an explanation as to why a link to the site couldn't be posted anymore.

    The one thing she did make clear was that on no account should any poster try to get around the block as that could result in posting privileges being removed.

    I asked if I could post a list of sites which were blocked and not to be posted but permission for that was declined.

    Sorry I can't be useful in this but I hope it's now a bit clearer - well as clear as it can be!

    Thanks VelvetGlove, I thought it better to ask first rather than post so now I know :)
    A strong man stands up for himself, a stronger man stands up for others.




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