A couple of days ago I published an article, "The Sacred Crocodiles of Egypt". I did not get any EXC badge on that, which was weird, since it was original content indeed. I emailed @Read.Cash. After a while I received this reply:
"Regarding EXC check - you triggered a weird bug. It has been fixed and your article has been marked EXC."
Today @Gwenie submitted an article to one of my communities. When I should open it, it was not there. She told me she had unpublished it because she had got no EXC badge. However, I had it in my moderation queue, and it was marked as non-OC by the OC -detector. When I opened it to see what it had found, it did not state any reference to any site.
As it happens, I have had much to do with @Gwenie and I know she would not steal material, so I immediately suspected the same bug I had myself encountered a couple of days earlier. I suggested her to email @Read.Cash, which she did, and she received the following reply:
"We're experiencing some capacity problems (traffic exploded) so a lot of things are breaking down. Sorry. We'll look into it when time permits, but rest assured there's no penalty for not getting the badge due to our fault."
At that point I approved @Gwenie's article, because I know her and that she is trustworthy. But that is not something I can do for everyone who submits articles, only for those I know as honest from before.
This is also something moderators and authors must know, the OC-detector is not reliable right now. Beware especially if it doesn't state any reference to where it has found something it marks as non-OC.
If you, as an author, are denied the EXC badge, although you know you should have had it, take a note and email Read.Cash when they have sorted out the present capacity problem. I'm sure they will solve the problem afterwards.
As for moderation of my communities; rather than risking to reject perfectly good and honest material, I may have to delay some approvals until things have been sorted out. I hope submitting authors are understanding about that.
I also urge moderators to be careful about this. Something marked as non-OC can still be OC. Don't rely on that unless you get a reference to where the OC-detector found a match.
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