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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Condoms and the Pill Both?

I notice that some of you both require word verification AND moderate comments before posting them. I require verification, but don't moderate. Isn't using both a bit of overkill? Just wondering.

8 Comments:

Blogger Mr Gently said...

OK, I have two responses to that post Tom.

1) I think that using the Pill and a Condom is sensible as it really minimises the chances of pregnancy and gives extra peace of mind.

2) I used to Moderate and use Word Verification, but decided to drop the moderations. Some people just feel more secure in the fact that nothing can go on their blog without their say so. If comment spam became a problem for me again, I'd switch it back on again.

Wed Apr 11, 06:42:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Richard said...

Moderation gives you the chance to delete a comment if you don't want it to show.
The verification stops "spam bots" from collecting names,email addresses and other stuff.

Thu Apr 12, 04:59:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Tom Paine said...

Richard, you can delete a comment anyway....

Didn't know about the Spam bot thing.

Thu Apr 12, 10:56:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Al Sensu said...

I use verification but not moderation. Verification is exactly to prevent automated posting and other bad stuff as Richard says. I rarely get a comment I wish to delete. If there were more I'd consider moderation.

Fri Apr 13, 01:02:00 am GMT  
Blogger Gillette said...

I have the idea that having both discourages nasty people from commenting. It isn't about keeping the post up or deleting it, it's that I don't even want to see it.

And so far, it's worked.

Fri Apr 13, 05:23:00 pm GMT  
Blogger mutleythedog said...

I think it is overkill, disallow anonymous comments but allow free posting and check regularly. I did get hammered by a blogger with a problem who posted huge blocks of text about 100 times into my comments before I noticed. So I had comment moderation for a while - I just copied back my original post. Deleted the post,and put it back virginal and new.

Fri Apr 13, 11:27:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Z said...

It makes my inner control freak happy :)

Actually until I read this I didn't even realise there was an option to only have verification.

Sat Apr 14, 03:45:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Peggy said...

We don't do either. I figure we'll see bots in plenty of time to correct the problem, and we read our comments enough to moderate after posting.

We're averaging around 130 readers a day and it's working well for us, but that's small potatoes compared to some!

Thu Jun 07, 02:43:00 am GMT  

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