A commenter’s rant

March 31, 2008 at 12:02 pm 33 comments

Can someone explain to me what is the point of blogger comment moderation?

I admit that I am a self-proclaimed CW (comment whore) and thats not just for my own blog comments. I love to read other blogs (I have over 200+ in my GR!) and leave comments esp during TWD and DB days. But seriously… I hate waiting for blogspot blogger comment approval. It makes me confused when I think I posted a witty comment but its not there so I post again. Then later I notice I posted 2x and I feel like a doofus, tard, lame-o, dumbass etc etc!

Don’t get me started on the anti-spam words. Maybe its just me but I have issues with typing those random letters correctly the first time. Especially the ones that have a frillion and one letters! Could the font be any harder to distinguish too!!? After the 2nd time I give up and you missed out on a fabu comment by me. LOL

So can someone explain why they feel the need to set their blog with that option? Maybe if I understand the reason for the madness I won’t feel like a flustered clusterfuck when it happens to me again.

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33 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  March 31, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    I know some people (and they do happen to be blogger users) have gotten some nasty comments on their blog, so they prefer to moderate them first.

    I’m with you on the letters – I only get them right the first time about 2 out of 10 times.

  • 2. CB  |  March 31, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    MICHELLE, nasty comments? really? like what? that sucks! Glad that’s never happen to me (aside from a couple sex links but those can be easily deleted. LOL) ::knock on wood::

  • 3. Chelle  |  March 31, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Yeah, people commenting that all of their stuff looks disgusting or gross and they shouldn’t have a blog, etc. It’s mean :(

  • 4. CB  |  March 31, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    seriously? HOW RUDE! wow. the internet balls on some ppl… sheesh.

  • 5. NinaBeth  |  March 31, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    My mom has had people post porn links on her blog, yuck!!

  • 6. CB  |  March 31, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    NINA, yeah I’ve had a couple of those. But I think thats why I like WP alot. You can specify if links are allowed in comments so I think that cuts down on alot of Xrated comments for me.

  • 7. Dolores  |  March 31, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I’ll admit I gave up on comment moderation on my blog as overkill fairly early in its existence (if I don’t like the tone of a comment, I can choose to delete it after the fact — and thankfully I’ve never had to do that.

    I *do* have the word verification thing on because otherwise I get hit with a ton of “bot ads” (automated search engines keying in on a word like flour and then posting advertising in comment). I’ll admit I wish Blogger had a more elegant approach to it… several of the fonts they use are completely illegible.

  • 8. Lesley  |  March 31, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    It’s mostly because of spam, whether it be by a bot or a real person. Or crazy people out there!!

  • 9. Kristina  |  March 31, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I have it on mine for the reason Michelle mentioned. I’m scared of meanies!

  • 10. Rachel  |  March 31, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    ::applauding:: Ugh. I hate typing in those codes. I also hate the pop up commenting. SO very annoying.

  • 11. nikki57  |  March 31, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    This is why I love WP … I just don’t have to deal with it

  • 12. Caitlin  |  March 31, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Hehe… frillion. Hehe. Okay, I’m done.

  • 13. Columbus Foodie  |  March 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    For me, I moderate comments to weed out obvious spambots – I’d say only 1 out of every 10 comments I get is not spam. Everything else I approve ASAP, whether the comments are positive or negative.

  • 14. CB  |  March 31, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    DOLORES, thats pretty much what I do. I know everything that gets posted to my blog (which includes all comments). But then again I am a blog-ddict. haha.

    LESLEY, You know… I do try to be cautious about what personal info I give out for that reason. Its true. We live in a crazy world.

    KRISTINA, aaawww no one best be mean to you! I’ll kick them in the nut sack!

    NIKKI, amen sista.

    CAITLIN, isn’t that a great word. LOL

    COLUMBUSFOODIE, wow. 9 out of 10. Thats alot of spam. I see your point. spam sucks.

  • 15. Jenny  |  March 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    I have comment moderation on my blog, not the word verification (I don’t think I have that) because of the spam bots. I had initially let it just go but ended up getting just blasted with junk and spam, which stopped as soon as I put in the moderation option.

  • 16. CB  |  March 31, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    JENNY, Seems like blogger has more spam then WP so comment moderation is necessary. thanks for clarifying for me!

  • 17. bombshellwithin  |  April 1, 2008 at 5:36 am

    zomg, I’ve been having such a time of it with going through the DB blogroll to hit up as many blogs as I possibly can (I’m done with A-C only) and the problem seems to be with all those blogspot blogs. Damn are those security words annoying. I kid you not when I say I got me a vwvljgqp and because all the letters are all squished up, the first 3 letters looked like one long zigzag and the rest I was feeling mighty dyslexic. I got it wrong, so you get a new one. Blogger used to be terrible at controlling the spam so people got the security word thingies to protect themselves. Now all us honest folks who want to post need to write in a bajillion lines and our bra sizes in order to get through. On my blog, I know I moderate the posters just so that if you’re a first time poster, I am aware of your presence. After that all the regs can rampage without moderation… like you, CB :p

  • 18. bombshellwithin  |  April 1, 2008 at 5:38 am

    Oy, it’s Tuesday already and now there’s gonna be all the TWDers I gotta visit as well as the DBers. Oy! This going through the blogroll is gonna take forever. But… this is one recipe I saw from the book that I really wanna try. It looks SO dern good!

  • 19. bombshellwithin  |  April 1, 2008 at 5:39 am

    And darnit, this isn’t the post I wanted to comment on! Argh, oh well and let it be damned. It stays here. And I’m gonna quit clogging up your comments now CB. Oy… I should have stayed in bed today. If only I could’ve…

  • 20. CB  |  April 1, 2008 at 5:40 am

    BOMBSHELL, tyvm! those 2-3 Ws in a row really confused me!! bra size… LOL. Thats a good idea about moderating first time posters and I am honored to be a reg on your blog now ;)

  • 21. Mary  |  April 1, 2008 at 7:17 am

    i’ve getting the letters right more often now, but I think that’s because I’m drugged and being extra careful.

  • 22. CB  |  April 1, 2008 at 9:22 am

    MARY, haha. so drugs=more focused. May I ask what drugs you are on? That doesn’t sound right. LOL

  • 23. HowToEatACupcake  |  April 1, 2008 at 9:46 am

    That spam word thing gets me too. I HATE typing those stupid letters and numbers!

  • 24. CB  |  April 1, 2008 at 10:39 am

    HTEAC, haha ty! I was hoping I wasn’t the only tard that couldn’t type those damn letters!

  • 25. Dianne  |  April 1, 2008 at 11:35 am

    It’s amazing how mean some people can be. I have a non-food related blog along with my food blog and we even got a death threat or two because people didn’t like the fact that we had different opinions than they did. I used to post pictures of my daughter there too but we actually had several people copying her pictures and then posting them on their blog pretending that she was their child. It was freaky and scary. I can kind of see the moderation thing in some aspects, although it is a pain. And I’m with you…I never type those letters right! I thought it was just me! LOL

  • 26. CB  |  April 1, 2008 at 11:52 am

    DIANNE, ohmygod. Ok. you’re excused. I can’t believe someone would do that. I guess it always draws me back into the reality that you really don’t know who’s out there. The good, the bad and the ugly… thanks for sharing!

  • 27. Michelle  |  April 1, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Dido what the other ladies said. I have had some NASTY comments. But mainly to keep all that crap off the blog is why I do it.

    I’m thinking of moving to WordPress, I’m not sure though. Everyone raves about it. I’m scared to learn something new. LOL

  • 28. CB  |  April 1, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    MICHELLE, dang. I never knew there were so many mean ppl in this world. I barely have the time to leave good comments much less mean ones… If it helps, I lurve WP. Trust me. If you make the switch, its easy to learn. Any questions feel free to ask… I am not an expert but I am privy to ppl that are. ;)

  • 29. mykitchenispink  |  April 3, 2008 at 1:05 pm


    Thanks for twisting my arm! I moved! And I LOVE it! :o)


  • 30. CB  |  April 3, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    MICHELLE, you made the switch?? FABU! I am a WP for life-er. haha. Whats the new URL? You’ll have to link up URL to your name so when I read your comment I can click on your name for your blog. Go to profile and edit where it says “website”. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • 31. Michelle H  |  April 3, 2008 at 9:53 pm


    I think I fixed it, Not sure though. :-|

    Here goes a test. ;-)

  • 32. Sheltie Girl  |  April 6, 2008 at 5:48 am

    I’m with everyone else…I put moderation on to stop the spam bots and the meanies. I want my blog to be an enjoyable thing for me and the people who stop by. Unfortunately, the only way I found to stop the madness was to put on comment moderation.

    In turn I know others have the same problem I do, so I type those crazy letters and leave my comment. I just consider it an opportunity to keep my typing speed up. Going through the DB list to see all the lovely goodies will make sure you keep in practice once a month.

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

  • 33. CB  |  April 6, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    MICHELLE, worked like a charm!

    SHELTIEGIRL, makes sense. Its too bad that you have to take all those precautions but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. I still comment and try my best to decipher the anti-spam words if thats what it takes to read my favorite blogs :)


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