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Why do we sometimes get "This answer is undergoing moderation" when posting?

I've seen this happen a few times when replying to a thread. 

"This answer is undergoing moderation. It will have to be approved by the administrators before it is made public."


Why do we get prompted by that message? 

Like any other community forums, Fizz has put into place some automatic checks.


If your post contains suspect keywords or phrases, it will be flagged for pending moderation.


I have noticed that posting a French reply on the English forum will often fall into moderation.

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I would think it's because the post triggered some automatic censor checks, such as a simple check for "known" censored words. These posts would then need a human to properly evaluate if they pass censors or not.

Normally, your post will go through. Most likely, it's because of some combinations of words that have been used. A moderator will have to manually approve your question before it gets posted. Nothing to worry about. Give it a couple of hours before it is posted. It does happen from time to time.



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I always feel observed when I get that message. But I guess it makes sense to have some sort of control algorithm

@Fizzy, I think that's it. I was trying to post in English in the "Êtes-vous hésitant à rejoindre Fizz?" thread that was made on the English board here and got that message. So it looks like if the language you're posting in doesn't correspond to the language the thread was started in, you'll get that message.

Fizz wants to ensure that the comments posted are compliant to community rules for the benefit of everyone using this community (the following was copied from

What is expected from you when using our Community?

1.   You’re polite and respectful to others.

2.   You encourage others by giving Kudos and saying Thank you.

3.   You contribute and help others in a positive way.

4.   You’ve reached the age of majority in your province of residence.

What not to do in the Fizz Community Hub?

1.   Post any private information.

2.   Cyber bully.

3.   Spam the Community via private message.

4.   Post hateful, degrading, profane or racist remarks — including posts that are politically, racially or religiously offensive.

5.   Advertise other products or services.

6.   Post anything that would violate copyright laws, including images, videos or gifs.

7.   Post misleading information.


Some words or phrases may trigger automatic needs to check the information provided. It isn’t anything bad; it’s for everyone’s benefit and safety.