Some of you may have noticed that your comments aren’t published immediately. I’d like to tell you why Word Press puts some comments in moderation and lets other slip through. I can’t. I don’t know how the algorithm works. And if I messed with it I’d mess it up. The advantage of the current system . . .
It’s very good at catching spam comments. Word Press intercepts tens of thousands of spam comments (current total 23,367). That means you don’t see many (if any) comments saying “Great post. I’d like to learn more” from discounttoiletbrushes.com.
Dan and I constantly patrol moderation to free comments. We usually release trapped comments within minutes, occasionally hours. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Meanwhile, rest assured the system doesn’t [usually] trap comments with the word “fuck” or “shit” in them. We’ve disabled that function. That said, we continue to delete flames against the website, its authors or fellow commentators. Sometimes without notice. Keeping our “house” neat and clean.
TTAG is committed to maintaining a comments section without modifying or deleting [non-flaming] comments regardless of the opinions expressed therein. We believe our reasoned commentators account for a large measure of our success. Again, thanks for playing!
[Note: some commentators’ posts always get hung up. I think it has to do with their screen nic.]