Last evening some spammer snuck a lengthy, rambling, in-your-face comment into yesterday's post. BFF called to tell me it was there, and I'm so glad she did -- I found the comment offensive and completely irrelevant to LabTails.
Because I didn't have my comment moderation feature turned on, I had to pull the entire post (so sorry, Kayceebeecee, that I lost your comment doing so), and then I just re-posted it anew.
All that is to say two things:
1. I'm so sorry if anyone viewed the comment and found it offensive. Please know that that comment in no way reflects what I feel or believe.
2. I've enabled comment moderation again. Just this morning I received another questionable comment (it sounded suspiciously inappropriate and was from someone I'd never heard of), so I rejected it, and didn't allow it to be posted.
I really don't like using comment moderation -- I want you all to feel free to comment honestly about anything anytime (even if we disagree). But the spammers and porn folks out there are making it difficult enough that people like me have to resort to moderating what's posted on our sites to prevent offensive material from creeping in.
I do hope comment moderation won't keep you all from commenting. All moderation means is that I read the comments first and approve them before they show up publicly. The process of commenting remains the same; it's just that the comments go through me now first instead of going directly to the blog.
Again, I'm so sorry about yesterday's spam comment. And I hope you'll understand about the moderation thing.
Don't you just hate this spam stuff?! I just don't get it.
'Til next time,