The Minecraft Forum runs an automated system that automatically identifies whether or not a post is spam, once a post is identified as spam it is hidden from public view, it can only be seen by the member responsible for the post and forum staff. Sometimes the system will have false positives, a post that is not spam will be marked as spam, this usually happens to new members with a very low post count.
Minecraft Forum moderators are able to mark a post as not spam, which will help train the system to better identify what is and what is not spam. All posts marked as spam are regularly manually reviewed to identify false positives however it's possible your post may be missed, therefore you can request a manual review of a specific post at any time.
If your post has been marked as spam and you would like to report it as a false positive, please perform the following steps:
- Visit the post that has been marked as Spam, it will have a red background
- At the bottom of the post click the "Report" button, this will open up the Report dialog
- Select "Post Incorrectly Marked as Spam" from the Reason drop down
- Click the "Submit" button
After you have submitted your report a moderator will manually review your post and mark it as not spam, this can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, if your post has not been marked as Not Spam within 24 hours you may send citricsquid a Private Message asking for a status update, likewise you may send a Private Message if you have any questions.
Note: Please do not try and post something again if it is still marked as spam, this will reinforce the system's belief that your post is spam, reposting the same content multiple times will not bypass the spam filter.