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# What is the value of x?

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What is the value of x?

Oct 15, 2020

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Just asking, why is the picture blocked by a moderator?

Oct 15, 2020
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I have no idea.  All it is, is a triangle, with one side and one angle labeled.  I tried to answer the question and halfway through my answer I got kicked out.  I thought I'd done something clumsy and tried a second time to answer it, and the same thing happened.  That's when I decided it wasn't anything that I was doing.

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Guest Oct 15, 2020
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You got kicked out of webcalc.2.0? You're not banned, though, which is confusing. Was it a test question?

CalTheGreat  Oct 15, 2020
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Cal, I just don't know.  I think the moderator who's blocking the picture detected answer activity and pulled the plug on me, but I don't know that for certain.  All I know is, I got about halfway through the answer and all of a sudden bam, I'm out of the question, and it happened twice in a row.

The way to see the picture on a PC is to right click the image, then on the drop down menu that appears, click Copy Image Location.  Then open another page, locate your cursor in the URL field at the top of the page, and paste it in.  Then Enter on your keyboard.

Guest Oct 16, 2020
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Check Dragan's answer below, it has a blocked by moderator, too. I don't think this is a moderator, I think this is a bug.

CalTheGreat  Oct 16, 2020
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Here it is:     tan36 = .72654 = x /15    solve for x

Oct 15, 2020
edited by Guest  Oct 15, 2020
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What is the value of x?

Hi Eliottbro16, why are you hiding the graphic?

x = 15ft * tan 36° = 10.9ft

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Oct 15, 2020
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x = tan(36º) * 15

Oct 16, 2020
edited by Dragan  Oct 16, 2020
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Hm, this is weird. Even an answer had a "blocked by moderator."

What is going on? I'm genuinly confused.

Oct 16, 2020
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There are two types of moderators for this forum: local moderators, (Melody, Alan, ...), and image-moderators, which is an image moderation service (probably) located in India.

The image-moderators only see the image and approve or block it based on predetermined criteria by the webmaster or administrator.  For this forum, the typical blocked images include:

* Pornography (or any human nudity).

* Subjects that are generally considered gross, disgusting, or repulsive, such as those of diseased, mangled or decomposing remains of humans or animals, and those that are scatological in nature.

* Destructive weaponry, such as guns, knives, and swords –these may include fictional weapons such as ray-guns or laser-swords.  Ironically though, you probably could post mages of atomic bombs, nerve-gas canisters, and deadly biological agents without impediment.

* Subjects depicting racism, hate-speech, and violence.

Until recently math related images were not blocked.  These images are not intentionally blocked; they are passively blocked. A probable cause for this nuance is a Covid-related reduction in personnel at the image moderation service company.  The image-moderators have about two minutes to approve or block an image. For this form, the image is processed though a switchable proxy container before it is displayed on the thread. The code for the switch is reported/{null}. The {null} allows the image to display normally. If a decision is not made in the allotted time the default is “report” and this displays a scrambled image.

(The original image is not scrambled, which is why I could reproduce the image in this post.)

Originally, the form’s local moderators had the option to override a blocked image. This option disappeared in a subsequent update.   The form’s administrator, Herr Massow, periodically resets these block images

On the questions (contents) page, questions are abbreviated, and those with an image are indicated by an icon; the actual image is not displayed.  The same abbreviated content is used in the profile pages for questions by members.

On the answers (index) page, answers that have an image are displayed. On the index page, these images are displayed, even if the image is blocked on the thread.  This content is also displayed in the profile answers page for members. This content on is not blocked on the profile answer page, and never has been.

Here is an example:

Here is a photo of knives with dried blood.  This would definitely be blocked by the image moderating service; yet, it’s clearly visible in the answer (index) page.

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Oct 16, 2020
edited by Guest  Oct 16, 2020
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One more thing:  there are definite advantages in understanding how a computer network’s image proxy algorithm functions, and knowing their limitations. One advantage is allowing for images to display (at least for awhile) that otherwise would not.  I usually refer to this skill set as “being smarter than the computer ...”

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GingerAle  Oct 16, 2020
edited by Guest  Oct 16, 2020
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That makes sense :) Thanks!

Oct 16, 2020