Sunday, 19 June 2011

Awaiting Moderator Approval

What is up with comments requiring "Moderator Approval"?

Is it to protect themselves from hurtful, cruel, trolls?

If that's the case, I can't see how they're fulfilling their goal. You see, they have to read all the posts before they get posted hence nullifying their ability to protect themselves from said hurtful posts.

Whereas, if they allowed people to comment to their hearts content, and didn't like what they've said, they can delete it. Less work, same outcome.

Regardless, both require them to read the comment.

I'm not one to comment but every once in a while I get up the guts. I don't usually check for a reply or response to my comment unless I specifically ask a question. However, when it's one of those "awaiting moderator approval", I always bookmark it.

Recently, my comment didn't measure up. She didn't approve it.

Maybe it's for control. Maybe they want to make sure that they read all the comments from their loyal followers. Maybe they don't know that Blogger can automatically send them an email when a comment is left. Maybe I'm missing something.

Did she just not see it (is that even possible)? Or, was it just not good enough? After submitting my comment I received a message that stated "Your comment was saved and is Waiting for Moderator Approval" so I know that it was received somewhere...

I know that I shouldn't let it bother me but it does.


  1. Yes. It's for control. It's also so that the rest of the world doesn't have a single chance to see that somebody might either disagree or not like them.

    That can't be allowed.

    And you're welcome to comment on my blog any day, any time. I don't even care what you say so no "guts" are necessary. Bring it!

  2. I put moderator control over my comments because of the community I belong to and the fact that there are some haters out there. I literally had someone say to me that I deserved my loss because I was a bitch. I don't need other people seeing that, it's bad enough that I would have to read it.

    Anyway, I hope this post wasn't about me because if it was then I didn't see your comment? I always post all comments keeping an eye out for the crazies.