Friday, 12 August 2016
Why I moderate comments.
There’s only one reason I review comments before publishing them: it’s to weed out those nuisance comments which pose as normal comments but contain links to firms selling everything from double glazing to porn.
I get about one a week of those, which wouldn’t be too bad if that was the only problem. But some clever clogs a couple of years ago managed to place one of those bogus comments on about thirty of my posts at once, so I had to go thru those deleting them all. But that bogus comment problem has subsided in the last year or so (maybe thanks to improved anti spam software on this blog system) so I might revert to a “no moderation” policy.
Apart from the above bogus comments, I don’t remember receiving anything sufficiently abusive or plain stupid that I’d want to censor it.