NOTE: This is the only mechanism I can use right now to put a message on the front page. I’ll try to put up a more official-looking notice when I can edit the HTML of the site.
Update: I’ve now been able to put a notice in the sidebar of the site.
Update2: (2013-02-15) - Moderation has been disabled for a little while, and the site hasn’t exploded yet I’ll keep the moderation warning on the sidebar, as we’ll use some moderation of junior users once the Askbot software is upgraded.
I’d like to apologize for having to enable moderation of your replies. We’ve been experiencing a TON of video/tv show/random spam and we had to enable that moderation starting this weekend. The spam has seemed to quiet down a bit, but we’re not going to lift moderation quite yet.
In the next couple of days I’m going to start whitelisting people so that you contributors don’t have to deal with the hurdles of moderation.
Thank you all for bearing with us as the Ask site experiences some growing pains. We’ll try to get the site running smoothly (and SPAM-free) as soon as possible.
Sincerely, Qubit (one of the) Site moderators
P.S. If you have any questions, please use the ‘give feedback’ link at the bottom of the page.