*I think this is the first time I used 'dickbag,' 'douchebag' and 'dick-ass' in the same post. Reaching new heights every day.
Quick question to those of you who are bloggers: how do you moderate blog comments, if at all?
The reason I ask is because I left a comment on a blog post, disagreeing with the author, and they didn't publish it; but they did publish all the ones giving positive feedback*. Which I thought was pretty stupid. I wasn't saying 'your blog sucks a big dick!**' or anything, just that I disagreed with them. So partially I'm annoyed because I am feeling a bit snubbed - how dare they ignore me! me! - but also because only approving your good feedback is kind of a dickbag thing to do. In my opinion.
*They posted a patronising and wildly naive spiel about depression, and I left a comment saying "I disagree with how you've portrayed this and here is why," and it went to 'your comment is being moderated' and never published. Weirdly, comments on how spot on and insightful the post was appeared on the site in the blink of an eyelid, and, without wanting to get too high-handed on it, I think that's complete bullshit.
**For the record, though, their blog totally does suck a big dick
I know that your blog is your own little world and you can spin it whatever way you want. And deleting pointless nastiness and abuse is completely understandable. But deleting comments just because you don't like people contradicting you in public because oh God, what if they had a point and all of your readers saw their comment and agreed and turned against you and somehow conspired to throw you out of the blogosphere??
This is the Internet, harden up.
So, question: are you guys moderated? And if so, what do you delete?*
If you are a good reviews only person please tell me why, because I am genuinely interested and I promise not to be a douchebag about it. Also you can still comment anonymously here, if you feel more comfortable in the knowledge that I won't be able to find your blog and post dick-ass comments all over it.
But if I don't like your comment then I am going to DELETE IT HA HA HA HA.
*I only ever deleted one comment and that was because it was sleazy and gross and it made me uncomfortable to have it on the blog, and if it makes me uncomfortable God only knows how uncomfortable it would've made my father, who reads this. Hi Dad!