This is obviously an important topic so my apologies for not responding sooner. First of all, I'm not sure what we can do about sending the emails to let you know a post has been approved. I'll have to look in to that and see if there is a setting that allows you to turn it off. Similarly, if we can send an automated post when an item has not been approved. As Eric and others have stated, we like to respond to the author directly to let them know a post has not been approved and the reason but as the number of posts has really picked up to start the year, we just haven't been able to keep up in getting back to you. Sorry for that. Please feel free to send either Mike or I a PM if you have questions about a post that was not approved. We're happy to discuss.
Unfortunately, there are no hard guidelines for whether a post is approved or rejected and I would say we've only rejected maybe 20 out of the thousands we receive. As you might expect, most revolve around the situation with the world's number one player. If a post is suggestive or inappropriate, it would obviously also be rejected. Also, we try to limit the number of posts about players who are under agreement with other shoe/glove manufacturers. We let more through than we should, understanding that news in the golf world does not always just include FJ players but sometimes we'll freeze a discussion about a competing player (ie. Daly) if it goes on for too long or just avoid the discussion all together. It's really subjective and we try to approve everything. There are just some items that we deem inappropriate for a number of reasons.
Hopefully this makes sense. I know, ideally, we would approve everything, or even remove moderation, but our job is to ensure this community and the content within it, is appropriate and consistent with the core values of our brand.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding. I'll try to get more information on the notification emails and get back to you. In the meantime, let Mike or I know if you have any questions,