It's a long question is that why? Even tried just pasting the question here, wouldn't work.

  • Can you pastebin the text and link it here? If you have a large base64/36 string or hash, that could be why.
    – user311528
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 2:27
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    Does it have CJK characters? Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 2:32
  • good idea Easterly, Here is the actual question: still won't let me post to meta or information security Pastebin
    – Evan
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 2:44
  • looks normal to me
    – user340193
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 2:45
  • Try posting the first paragraph and then editing in the rest. Also, "example.com is a phishing scam" might be the part that triggers the block; it looks much like spam itself. (Spammers love calling their own offers "scam")
    – user315433
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 3:00

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As you noticed, we have automatic spam filtering in place. On longer posts, it can get overzealous and block legitimate submissions. The exact details of the algorithm aren't public for obvious reasons, but we can usually tell you what happened if you contact us and include the content of the post. Posting on meta generally works as well.

I see you were able to work around this specific situation already, but I figured I'd leave a more general response for anyone else running into a similar issue.

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