Last night I got into a discussion with another tweeter about blog comments. I may have misunderstood her but think she may have been having a swipe at me for my moderating comments on this blog. Let me explain to you why I do this and how the comments approval admin works:
Settings can be changed to allow every comment, no comments at all, moderated in advance comments and moderating a first-comment author.
I chose to moderate a first comment.. usually you can get an idea of the agenda behind the comment and if it is non-libellous, abusive etc then I am happy to approve the author. All further comments from that author are automatically approved and by-pass my watchful eye.. ( I can remove / edit them if I wish to tho )
The reason for my chosing that system on my blog is mostly due to the comments I saw added to the “Guido Expose” about me. The “comments” were vicious, unfounded, libellous etc .. although some were extremely funny too “not sure this isn’t a wind up” “not sure that is even a woman” being two concurrent ones that made me smile on what can only be described as an awful day.
There are some people who add comments anonymously, often they make several comments in a row, each time changing their name so that it appears as though more than one person has a similar view. This happens a lot. They tend to use an “anonymiser” to disguise their IP address. These people will ALWAYS get caught in my comments moderation section as they appear to be “new” commentators.
So, in a nut-shell… if you would like to comment on my blog, you are VERY welcome.. however, if you wish to do so in order to libel or abuse others, feel free to bugger off : )