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11-28-2015, 08:03 PM #1
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: Jan 2014 Location: Iraq Posts: 4,302 Rep Power: 2141
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Do all BST posts need approval before they will be shown? How often are pending posts approved, once a day?

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Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation specification to calculate the needed lens diameter for a given FL:
http://www.1728.org/angsize.htm

Divergence to spot size calculator: http://tinyurl.com/spotsize - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which from the earth would expand to be ~10% the diameters of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: http://www.pseudonomen.com/lasers/ca...alculator.html - Measure your lasers beamwidth at 1 foot & then at a further distance to calculate the divergence.

Online calculator to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers @ distances: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: http://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measur...ity-calculator

How to build a laser beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

RHD's Relative Perceived Brightness Calculator. Compare brightness @nm: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/relativebrightness

YAG Power Calculator, i.e. convert ns @ mJ to peak power in watts http://tinyurl.com/YAG-Pulse

The forum costs more to run than donations received, if you wish to help click this link: http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm

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Last edited by Alaskan; 11-28-2015 at 08:04 PM.

11-28-2015, 08:25 PM #2
 Super Moderator Join Date: Sep 2013 Location: Central California Coast Posts: 6,180 Rep Power: 1788
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Alaskan Do all BST posts need approval before they will be shown? How often are pending posts approved, once a day?
Yep, a moderator needs to approve them before they are public. It even tells you after you click "submit" Not sure how often they are approved though.

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11-28-2015, 08:47 PM #3
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: Jan 2014 Location: Iraq Posts: 4,302 Rep Power: 2141
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Yep, saw that, but I wasn't sure if that applied to everyone, whether after you have made enough posts the requirement goes away or not. In my case, the only way that would be is if someone didn't turn the need for approval off. I was hoping if you were a member in good standing and with enough posts, it would be. I see there hasn't been any new BST threads being started for awhile, so it appears there might be some in the waiting, at least, I know one is but it has only been a few hours.
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Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation specification to calculate the needed lens diameter for a given FL:
http://www.1728.org/angsize.htm

Divergence to spot size calculator: http://tinyurl.com/spotsize - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which from the earth would expand to be ~10% the diameters of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: http://www.pseudonomen.com/lasers/ca...alculator.html - Measure your lasers beamwidth at 1 foot & then at a further distance to calculate the divergence.

Online calculator to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers @ distances: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: http://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measur...ity-calculator

How to build a laser beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

RHD's Relative Perceived Brightness Calculator. Compare brightness @nm: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/relativebrightness

YAG Power Calculator, i.e. convert ns @ mJ to peak power in watts http://tinyurl.com/YAG-Pulse

The forum costs more to run than donations received, if you wish to help click this link: http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm

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11-28-2015, 08:57 PM #4
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: May 2013 Location: Snohomish County Washington, US Posts: 3,800 Rep Power: 1086
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I don't think it's once a day, I think it's whenever one of the mods gets around to it, on a weekend or a holiday weekend like this I expect they may not be online as much. If it takes more than 2 or 3 days just PM one of them. I think all new B/S/T threads require approval no matter who you are, I don't think the requirement ever goes away.

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11-28-2015, 09:03 PM #5
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: Jan 2014 Location: Iraq Posts: 4,302 Rep Power: 2141
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The requirement staying in place would help prevent someone from high jacking a vets account to defraud someone, what a mess that would be.
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Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation specification to calculate the needed lens diameter for a given FL:
http://www.1728.org/angsize.htm

Divergence to spot size calculator: http://tinyurl.com/spotsize - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which from the earth would expand to be ~10% the diameters of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: http://www.pseudonomen.com/lasers/ca...alculator.html - Measure your lasers beamwidth at 1 foot & then at a further distance to calculate the divergence.

Online calculator to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers @ distances: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: http://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measur...ity-calculator

How to build a laser beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

RHD's Relative Perceived Brightness Calculator. Compare brightness @nm: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/relativebrightness

YAG Power Calculator, i.e. convert ns @ mJ to peak power in watts http://tinyurl.com/YAG-Pulse

The forum costs more to run than donations received, if you wish to help click this link: http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm

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11-28-2015, 09:26 PM #6
 Class 3R Laser Join Date: Feb 2009 Location: KY. Posts: 1,385 Rep Power: 389
Ehgemus
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Yeah I thank if you have so many post and are a trusted member it should be automatic like it use to be. Sometimes it take a few days for it to post.
I actually posted twice before because it took so long to go through and didn't thank the first one went through, than I had two of the same thread show up at once and had to have one deleted.

11-28-2015, 09:30 PM #7
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: Jan 2014 Location: Iraq Posts: 4,302 Rep Power: 2141
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Well, I guess the thing to do, is once you post one time and the thead becomes old or the item was sold, go back and change the subject of the thread and bump it back on top of the pile, no need for approval then.
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Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation specification to calculate the needed lens diameter for a given FL:
http://www.1728.org/angsize.htm

Divergence to spot size calculator: http://tinyurl.com/spotsize - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which from the earth would expand to be ~10% the diameters of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: http://www.pseudonomen.com/lasers/ca...alculator.html - Measure your lasers beamwidth at 1 foot & then at a further distance to calculate the divergence.

Online calculator to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers @ distances: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: http://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measur...ity-calculator

How to build a laser beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

RHD's Relative Perceived Brightness Calculator. Compare brightness @nm: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/relativebrightness

YAG Power Calculator, i.e. convert ns @ mJ to peak power in watts http://tinyurl.com/YAG-Pulse

The forum costs more to run than donations received, if you wish to help click this link: http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm

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11-28-2015, 09:35 PM #8
 Class 3R Laser Join Date: Feb 2009 Location: KY. Posts: 1,385 Rep Power: 389
Ehgemus
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Alaskan Well, I guess the thing to do, is once you post one time and the thead becomes old or the item was sold, go back and change the subject of the thread and bump it back on top of the pile, no need for approval then.

Last edited by Ehgemus; 11-28-2015 at 09:35 PM.

11-28-2015, 09:39 PM #9
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: Jan 2014 Location: Iraq Posts: 4,302 Rep Power: 2141
Class 3B Laser

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Iraq
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I don't see a problem with that, you are selling hosts, same thing. I don't know, maybe an admin might swoop over and smack dab me on the side of my virtual head for the suggestion to just change the subject line and editing the first post of an old thread in the BST section to something completely different for a repost, such as for a sale instead of a WTB. It's not so strait forward for selling something different, especially if there were already replies in that thread, it would be confusing in that case
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Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation specification to calculate the needed lens diameter for a given FL:
http://www.1728.org/angsize.htm

Divergence to spot size calculator: http://tinyurl.com/spotsize - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which from the earth would expand to be ~10% the diameters of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: http://www.pseudonomen.com/lasers/ca...alculator.html - Measure your lasers beamwidth at 1 foot & then at a further distance to calculate the divergence.

Online calculator to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers @ distances: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: http://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measur...ity-calculator

How to build a laser beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

RHD's Relative Perceived Brightness Calculator. Compare brightness @nm: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/relativebrightness

YAG Power Calculator, i.e. convert ns @ mJ to peak power in watts http://tinyurl.com/YAG-Pulse

The forum costs more to run than donations received, if you wish to help click this link: http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm

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Last edited by Alaskan; 11-28-2015 at 09:42 PM.

11-28-2015, 09:42 PM #10
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Approval happens whenever a mod gets to it, they're all done by hand, not automated at all. Everyone regardless of rep or post count has to go through it, I even have to approve my own threads

If it's not approved in 24h feel free to send me a PM.

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