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    63 sounds
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    Hi there again.
    I’m shure there ara something wrong.
    My sounds have waiting in 3 week to be moderated and
    I dont’t know why. Now I will wait a few days more,
    then I will delete the sounds and try to upload again.
    Hard to belive it’s only a summerproblem.
    For me it’s use to take betwen 3 days and ome week.

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    133 sounds
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    At least you‘re not alone, my sounds are not reviewed since three weeks as well.

    I will keep waiting. Seems like they don’t have the time right now to review new sounds.

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    63 sounds
    16 posts


    Ok good to know I’m not alone smile

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    49 sounds
    14 posts


    dersuperanton wrote:
    At least you‘re not alone, my sounds are not reviewed since three weeks as well.

    I will keep waiting. Seems like they don’t have the time right now to review new sounds.

    I'm on the same boat as well. Almost 2 weeks now and no moderation. sad

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    63 sounds
    16 posts


    Ok.
    We keep on waiting and hope it’s comminh
    , the mederation smile

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    12 sounds
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    I'm on 8 days and still waiting. Must just be a busy time of year.

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    133 sounds
    6 posts


    I just keep uploading and hope the moderators are back shortly. tongue

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    63 sounds
    16 posts


    Good idea smile

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    82 sounds
    8 posts


    I'm sitting on gold here that is gonna end up getting buried due to the long approval time..

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    3328 sounds
    323 posts


    Hi, it seems like the moderators (myself included) have been away or busy. I'm starting to work through everything, but the queue got pretty big so it will take a bit. Hopefully everything will be back to normal shortly. Thanks for your patience and contributions!

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    63 sounds
    16 posts


    Thank you Tim for the moderation
    of my sounds smile

    Kind regards
    straget

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    28 sounds
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    I currently have three sounds in the moderation queue... and have had for 17 days.

    Seems like Freesound has become a victim of its own success... significant numbers of new uploads and not enough people to facilitate their processing.

    Having been a moderator of a popular music technology forum I know how much work goes on behind the scenes so I'm not moaning.

    But maybe the mods need to have a long hard look and email exchange about how this situation may be avoided in the future - at the very least by having a front-page banner that says that moderation will take upwards of three weeks. Managing expectations is key...

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    2025 sounds
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    Usually takes much less.
    But guess what, its August and many (most) of the mods are away on holiday.

    I want to believe.
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    36 sounds
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    Hmmmm.... guess it sounds like I'll be waiting a while (not been waiting 17 days yet, but if 3 sounds have not been moderated in 17 days my 29 sounds (some of which are long) will probably be sitting around for longer than that unless there is a radical pick-up when people come back from vacation). I understand the difficulty of relying on volunteers, but I must confess this doesn't exactly encourage me to upload or record any more (at least for this site). Hope things will pick up soon! smile

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    121 sounds
    1573 posts


    Hey everyone,

    As said by various others in here, this happens almost every year, once, around August, when people go on vacation.

    We will be investigating how we can improve the speed of moderation in general.

    Bram

    Admin | Support | Freesound Benevolent Dictator For Life | ...
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    28 sounds
    3 posts


    Thanks Bram

    Encouraging to know that moderation in general is under review.

    I don't want to blow my own trumpet, but I've been involved in various aspects of pro audio for over 40 years. Now retired so time available... happy to help with modding if it's appropriate.

    Best. Mike

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    1 sound
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    Wow... Can strangers be a moderator too? I love that kind of work. You know, checking things, translate things and all that.

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    63 sounds
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    If the uploads were indexed according to the date of moderation, it would have been better, one problem would be solved,
    the time when sound is seen at the beginning of the sound list.
    No one will find your sound if it appears 3 weeks after the upload. In my iPhone are 3 weeks about 18 pages back in the list how many scrolls so far?
    So with the moderation date as a guide for when a sound will appear, I think it will get better. Currently, some seem to be moderated the same day they upload their sound while others may wait longer. With such a change, it would not have such a significant significance smile

    Sincerely
    Straget