I am making this post for all the people out there with unmoderated sounds having to wait a lifetime for their sounds to be moderated. I find this quite annoying and believe that is is an issue that needs to be sorted soon. If you share this thought then reply with your feelings about this. Freesound, I'm not asking you to go to dramatic measures to make sure that all our sounds are moderated as soon as, I'm just asking politely that maybe you could get some more moderators, and even, if a sound is less than half a second long then you could pass moderation. Maybe not. I cant think of anyting to say now so just read what I've already said
Thank you for your comments.
I just had a quick look at the moderation queue and could not find any sounds from you.
This could mean one if two things:
1) the sounds are already being looked at by another moderator, so they should be approved soon or the mod will contact you if he has questions.
2) these sounds have not processed correctly and are actually not visivle for mods to deal with. A number of such incidents have been reported and are being looked at:
My sounds were moderated 2 days after i put them up. And I saw that post. I just like raging at people so my comments don't really mean much
Oh, and are there any other moderators?
Hmmm... OK. Your comments looked like a request for action. That is why I went to have a look.
There is a team of moderators. I think we are probably 7 at the moment.
I would point out that we are all volunteers - The 'real mods' have no affiliation with Freesound, just some people who hang about there often and are frequent users, etc. We all have jobs and families, but try to spend a few hours moderating samples every week.
The people from the technical group (the guys who actually setup and manage the Freesound website) also have moderator rights, but they don't spend a lot of time moderating.
Sometimes a lot of people upload samples at the same time, and it takes us some time to go through the lot. Sometimes some moderatores are busy and unavailable to moderate, so sample approval also takes a bit longer.
We listen to every sample, check that it has adequate labels (tags) and description.
There are some samples to weed out - such as obvious copyright infringements, etc. When in doubt we ask the users and those samples are kept on hold until we get a reply. No reply after a few days, we delete the sample.
That's it, in a nutshell...
how long does it normally take for a sound to be moderated? I had no problems in the past and everyone was super-quick but maybe people are in holidays now anyway...I can volunteer myself for moderating if you ever need me