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    how long does moderation usually take???


    I uploaded my first sound today... and found out all files are moderated... how long does moderation usually take???

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    Hello smile

    The moderation process doesn't have an exact or even predictable amount of time. Although we try our best to get your sounds through the system as quick as possible.

    You may not know, but us moderators are doing it on a voluntary basis, which means that the amount of sounds that get moderated per day is dependant on how many active mods there are. Since we all have lives and our own personal agenda just as much as you, it is unlikely for all mods to be working at the same time; thus, it varies when your upload will be attended to.

    The speed in which your uploads will be passed will depend on the following:

    - How many sounds are in the moderation queue.
    - Amount of mods active and their current workload (some users have hundreds of sounds in a pack).
    - Problems or failures encountered in the processing stage. (corrupt/unsupported file type)
    - The state of your sound: perhaps a mod dealing with your uploads may have contacted you, and is awaiting a reply about description, legality etc.

    As we are only human, of course there may be other slight factors which could delay your sound being moderated. But just so you are aware, we all care about making moderation as swift as we can, yet it can sometimes be a meticulous process, making sure each and every sound that passes through the system follows the rules and guidelines; the sounds of which are in the hundreds!

    I hope this shed some light on the query.

    Happy Freesounding! grin

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    NOTE:
    It is now possible to check the ticket of your sounds awaiting moderation. This is useful to see if a moderator has tried to make communication about your upload and is waiting a reply, that is if you have missed the e-mail.

    To check tickets for sounds awaiting moderation go here: http://freesound.org/home/pending

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    Appendix: A tip for everyone.

    If you want your sounds to get through moderation as quick as possible without problems, describe well with enough detail about how the sound was made, where it came from, what it could be used for, etc. Note that we may ask you if it's possible to describe the sound in English, so for safe measure, enter the text in the English language.

    Make sure it is tagged appropriately, if you are stuck for ideas on tagging, check the tags page to see if your sound fits the description of a few. Alternately, you could use a few significant words from your detailed description to use as tags.

    For the FAQ on describing and tagging, go here: http://www.freesound.org/help/faq/#sounds-2

    Last but definitely not least, if you use other people's Freesounds either remixed or as part of a composition, even if they are modified, you MUST credit the respective user in your description. If you want to find out which exact sound you used and for links go to your Freesound 'home' tab and click on the attribution link underneath 'describe sounds'. We do strongly recommend the 'remix' function for other users' sounds that have been modified and re-uploaded.

    Thanks for your patience in reading this far...

    May the Freesound be with you!


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    Head-Phaze wrote:
    Hello justinrpg smile

    The moderation process doesn't have an exact or even predictable amount of time. Although we try our best to get your sounds through the system as quick as possible.

    You may not know, but us moderators are doing it on a voluntary basis, which means that the amount of sounds that get moderated per day is dependant on how many active mods there are. Since we all have lives just as much as you, it is unlikely for all mods to be working at the same time; thus, it varies when your upload will be attended to.

    The speed in which your uploads will be passed will depend on the following:

    - How many sounds are in the moderation queue.
    - Amount of mods active and their current workload(some users have hundreds of sounds in a pack).
    - Problems encountered in the processing stage.
    - The state of your sound: perhaps a mod dealing with your uploads may have contacted you, and is awaiting a reply about description, legality etc.

    As we are only human, of course there may be other slight factors which could delay your sound being moderated. But just so you are aware, we all care about making moderation as swift as we can, yet it can sometimes be a meticulous process making sure each and every sound that passes through the system follows the rules and guidelines; the sounds of which are in the hundreds!

    I hope this shed some light on the query.

    Happy Freesounding! grin


    And so a sticky for moderation times was chosen.

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    Updated with an appendix wink


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    Thank for the answer.

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    updated edit:

    Note regarding language


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    Updated edit:

    note regarding ticket view


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