I’m curious about the comment approval process on blog entries. Namely because twice now I’ve made a comment on a blog entry that took much longer to go through moderation than other comments made around the same time of day. The first comment was on the post about seats on a bus. The second one was on today’s post regarding the request of a jacket lend to cover an embarrassing stain. The comment on the bus entry was approved 24 hours after I originally hit the “submit” button. The comment on today’s entry has yet to be approved, though other comments at the same submission time and after have already gone through
I’m confused because as far as I can see, I haven’t made any remarks that seem like they would warrant the delay, but with the delay in approval, I feel like my voice is getting lost in the discussion. Is there a reason for the delay? (Glitch, oversight, some error on my part?)
Thank you for running a blog that is both informative and entertaining in a way. I’ve learned some valuable etiquette tips from reading the stories and accompanying discussion. 0225-13
Some blog comments I hold in moderation because I want to respond specifically to that comment. Some are deleted if the OP has clarified some point and the comments appear to continue to berate the OP needlessly. Some comments have a clear agenda which I do not think is productive or on topic to either the blog post or the entire site. Some push an etiquette perspective that is so diametrically opposite of the Ehell standards that I see no point in promoting by giving it airtime. I am not the only person who approves comments, btw. Ticia from the forum is also an administrator for both blogs and steps in to approve comments.
But the vast majority of time delays in comment approval is due to some glitch. For example, I will approve a batch of comments and if my computer reboots or Firefox reboots, I have come back to find previously approved comments are now unapproved and needing to be approved again. There have been a few times where I don’t discover the error for a day or two when I go through the “pending” comments and realize I’ve seen some of these before and I know I approved them. Another problem is that some “comments” show up as having only a lower case “t” in the comment section. It is not related to who does comment…happens to newbies and old regulars…and I have no idea why it does it. I delete those comments not knowing what the original author intended to say or what happened between the time they sent it from their computer and when it hits mine.