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Post disapproved for cryptic reasons

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I just got a notification:

"Post disapproved:
Reason: The reported message does not fit into any other category, please use the further information field."

What the heck does this even mean? This is not very new-user friendly.

It says that the message does not fit into any other category. Other? Other than what?

It says use the further information field. I have scoured this site, and I do not see any field anywhere labeled "further information".

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Re: Post disapproved for cryptic reasons

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When reporting a post, that's one it the options for reasons. (There's also a "further information" field.) I'm guessing that disapproving posts has something similar for moderators, and they forgot to put in a custom explanation. One of them will probably be along in a bit and can fix and/or explain the issue.
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I filled out the internal reason instead of the external one. In your case i did not approve it because you continued a discussion that ended 4 years ago.

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Loewchen wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:23 pm
In your case i did not approve it because you continued a discussion that ended 4 years ago.
But how are new apprentices supposed to learn the art of necromancy then?

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Loewchen wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:23 pm
I filled out the internal reason instead of the external one. In your case i did not approve it because you continued a discussion that ended 4 years ago.
So it really was a cryptic reason, then?

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Loewchen wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:23 pm
I filled out the internal reason instead of the external one. In your case i did not approve it because you continued a discussion that ended 4 years ago.
Ok, I see it now where it says "necro", which I'm guessing means "necroposting"? ...which I had to google.

It's still really confusing, because I thought that "The reported message does not fit into any other category, please use the further information field." was a message that the mod was writing to me, and it means nothing to me. I understand it now, but it seems like a bad option name.

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