Monday, August 16, 2010

a note on commenting

Offending links, in case you doubted.
Some blogs have posted explicit guidelines and protocols for posting comments. Given the low number of comments on Verily Verily, I haven't felt the need to do so. But over the last year or so I've noticed that about half of the comments that are left here involve (i) Chinese characters (which I've seen), and (ii) links to porn sites (which I haven't, but I did send one of the links to a colleague who later told me about it). I've wrestled with whether or not to moderate comments in order to filter out these links, and up to now I've been happy to trust the general wisdom of anyone who also has the good sense to read my thoughts not to click on strange links (with apologies to my aforementioned colleague!!). But alas, I'm tired of hosting links to disreputable sites. If said links happened to be your primary draw to Verily Verily, you will have to find another gateway to the nethercyberworld.


carlbridges said...

You'll just have to make your posts as incomprehensible (to English speakers) as Chinese and as offensive (to believers) as p0rn. Then you won't need comments.

Rafael said...

Thanks, Carl, for providing the first comment for me to moderate. You just barely made the cut.

Jack Weinbender said...

I've had the same problem with my blog. I did notice that there was an option that made all comments added after 30 days (I think) of the original posting require moderation. Since I only post on my blog about once a year, it made sense to me.

also, 吴语粵語中文.............................................. in case you get bored.

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