I'd like to start a discussion on turning off moderator-approval for discussions

I've had this happen 3 times now, where I've tried to submit a constructive discussion here and they don't get approved.  Since they don't get approved, they don't show up in my history so I can't get to the original text.  In all cases, I tend to spend 15-30 minutes wording them to be informative and helpful to others only to have the content eaten because I didn't archive it off somewhere.

I understand a desire to keep spam and trash out of here, but these discussion boards feel nowhere near as active as they should considering how many people use ReSharper and what a great tool it is.  I've got to say, I'm severely discouraged to the point that I can't see myself coming back here to try and discuss things and I'm sure I'm not alone.

If you want to build a community and you insist on keeping the moderator-approval of posts (which I'd like to strongly encourage you to reconsider), you have to err on the side of allowing discussions instead of censoring them, or if you're going to reject a submission, at least have the courtesy to reply to the person with why it was rejected.


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