1) Your first post will require moderator approval.
- Until it is approved, all subsequent posts will also fall into the approval queue.
- Be patient, this is not an automatic process.
- If you feel that your post was incorrectly denied, please re-read the forum rules. Double check that you don't sound like a spammer and do not include any links.
- DO NOT PM A MODERATOR. The disapproved post is not retrievable. Accidents happen, and it's gone. You may repost after you are sure that you have complied with the forum rules.
2) You will not be able to create a signature or add a website to your profile until you have 5 posts.
3) You will not be able to post links. This is probably why you're here.
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4) Your posts will not be accepted if they contain certain spam-like words.
- The list of prohibited words is fairly short, is controlled by the xkcd forum staff and will rotate as trends in spam fashion change.
- You will know that you have encountered this function if you receive a "This message was flagged as spam and has been denied" message after hitting the submit button.
- For obvious reasons, we will not post the list. But as an example, you will not be able to name a certain popular brand/style of sheepskin boots originally from New Zealand/Australia, nor a French fashion house / handbag manufacturer with a famous two-letter monogram. Get the picture?
- There is limited recourse if you feel you have encountered a false positive as you won't be able to post the denied text here, nor send it in a PM. The issue will resolve itself after you have more than 2 posts.
This post will remain a sticky until 12/12/12 at which point it will be merged into the FAQ.