Ask any blog author about moderating comments, and I’m sure they’ll have an opinion — the time it takes, comment spam, links within comments, etc. I reckon I’m one of the more strict moderators when it comes to your name appearing on my blog, and I’ve decided to show a few of the strange comments received that haven’t seen the light of day.
Commented on: Personal logo design sketches
“u r gay”
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“Hi, does anyone hate you – or does everyone love you.
“Sounds to me like you could be up your own arse mate. x”
Commented on: The alphabet, but not as we know it
“You suCk with a capital C”
Commented on: How 20 designers charge their clients
“hello sir, how are you, *** happy new year ***, i am a graphic designer and make design in corel draw software, and i want to join ur company how can this possible”
Commented on: London 2012 Olympics logo disaster
“hello, Dear Mr. Airy, can you send me CDR format of Olympic logo? Thanks a lot.”
Commented on: 13 typefaces for graphic designers
“I praise God for answering my prayers. God, you are so wonderful, majestic. Jesus Christ, I adore Your Sacred Heart.s”
Commented on: Logo design contests are bad for business
“Hi. Not sure if this is the right place, but I need a logo for my company. It needs to be kind of cool and hip, but still corporate… there isn’t any money, but this would be a tremendous opportunity for you, the designer. When can I get that?”
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This one is particularly concerning.
“i just took a dump that honest to god smelled like cat sh*t – and i havent eaten cat food since 1991. i’m quite concerned about this, cause last time my boyfriend was kissing me, he pat me a few times on my lower back and i jacked my ass up in the air like i was in heat. am i turning into a kitten?”
Commented on: How I reversed my Google ranking penalty
“you are so naive man this reinclusion process is the similar to the buttons on traffic signals where you press to have a green light… do you think some one realy bother to read it???? it is not a penalty it is a bug in google data base!!! LoL Lol Lolllllllllllll h ah hah aha ha hha i cannot stop loughing . mat cats is just fat geek google interprize put as human face so people can cry too. he he he lolo lolo”
Commented on: Obama logo ideas that weren’t chosen (on Logo Design Love)
“Once upon a time there was a little girl. She lived very poorly.”
Commented on: Online marketing for logo designers
“Hello, I am interested in purchasing two wedding gifts. Can you give me an estimate of about how much it will cost? I would like the 4X6 photos of the name Lichten and another 4X6 photos of the name Plyler
“I live in Charlotte, NC. I was not sure if you needed that for shipping. Also, are the photos framed?”
Commented on: What is graphic design?
“Graphic Design is like painting a smell.”
Commented on: 10 timeless logo designs (on Logo Design Love)
“HI I’M GAY :)”
The few examples don’t take into account the many messages I receive that start, “To whom it may concern”, or “Dear Sir / Madam”.
All in a days comment moderation.
I normally receive 50–100 ‘new comment’ notifications each day, and from those, around half are deleted / marked as spam. I don’t always have time to check a further 20 or 30 that are sent directly to my WordPress spam folder. Occasionally, there are false positives, so apologies if your legitimate comment has ever been lost.
Many of the blogs I visit seem to allow the majority of comments to appear. That’s fair enough. I know that a high comment-count can indicate a thriving community. Personally, I prefer to show only those thoughts that add to the discussion, and add value to the reader.
It’s certainly no coincidence that I place a high value on your thoughts, because I’m sure many of you stick around due to the excellent insights offered by others. The focus on reader comments series is one small way to give credit where it’s due.
I know that many of you author your own blogs, and I’m curious, how strict are your blog comments moderated?
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