Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Moderated Comments Policy

by Michael Dorf

The comment spam is getting out of hand. Finding no magic words to make it go away, I'm adopting a new policy of moderating comments posted two days or longer after a post first goes up. You'll still be able to comment on new posts without moderation and for later comments I'll do my best to sort genuine comments from advertisements for gold, handbags, witch doctors, and so forth, but I may not always succeed. Thus, if you (and by you, I mean a reader interested in commenting on the post or responding to another comment on the post, rather than a spammer) find that a comment you attempted to post isn't going up, please email me offlist and I'll do my best to rectify it.

6 comments:

Scott said...

By comment spam, do you mean Hashim?

Joe said...
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Scott said...

Actually, I see now how that came across. Hash has been a friend for years, and I know he reads the comments, so I thought I'd have fun with him. In hindsight, probably not the right call.

Paul Scott said...

This is really going to cut into my spell casting sales. Thanks Mike. :(

Shag from Brookline said...

I apparently got under the wire yesterday morning on the "Doomed Candidates" post with my (10) and (11) but not with my (12). But what has surprised me is the silence of the usual suspects on what I felt was a great post. As the countdown to 2016 proceeds, perhaps there may be applied example of Mike's list.

Joe said...
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