Archive for February 27th, 2009

Moderation Frustration

Friday, February 27th, 2009

This Wednesday, about 80% of the comments left for Natale Stenzel’s guest blog went to moderation. Very frustrating! I don’t know what happened, but I’m hosting four guest bloggers in March and I really don’t want to deal with an 80% moderation rate again. I know a comment will go to moderation if the writer includes a long signature file, some sort of list or more than one link (actually, if you leave more than one link, your comment will go to spam rather than moderation), or if a writer leaves two or three comments in quick succession (which is why I allow my guest bloggers to log in). However, Wednesday, we had one sig file go to moderation, a couple from the guest when she forgot to log in first, and then all hell broke loose and suddenly every comment required my approval.

Something signaled my spam filter to go crazy Wednesday. I’m hoping it was a temporary aberration, but if you’re reading this, do me a favor and leave a comment so I can test it out. Thanks!