Thursday, June 17, 2010

Not all comments are useful

Over the past few months I've had several comments not written in
English. Since I don't know anyone that actually speaks these
languages nor can I read the comments I have been deleting them and
hoping it was a fluke. Since these comments have continued I've been
forced to go a step further and implement comment moderation. I know
it makes the process a but slower but I do not want things on my blog
that I don't know what they say.

I keep debating about making the blog private. I don't really want to
as I have lots of readers that I would not have had if I had limited
the blog to private status from the beginning. I'm sure over the next
few months I'll figure out a solution that works for me, the family
and the readers. In the mean time I appologize for the comment

Thanks for sticking with me.

Oh, in case you haven't put it all together yet, if you don't want
your comments to be automatically deleted they need to be in English.



Hen Jen said...

many of the non-english comments- the ones with many links in them, are computer generated happens to all of us. I like to have moderation off, but I get a lot of these spam things, usually on older posts, I guess they are thinking you might not notice on older posts. I put my settings to moderate older posts, and that seems to pick up the spam.

Jenn said...

Hen Jen, I agree and think it is all just spam. I've had work verification on and set to notify me for moderation for posts over a certain age and am still having problems. I'm sure I'll get it all adjusted to work for everyone soon, I'm just annoyed and frustrated. Thanks for the advice.