Sunday, September 14, 2008

Final Results of the Comment Moderation Poll

Below are the results to the recent poll in which I asked bloggers if they moderate comments on their blog. Due to the post that I wrote regarding some recent incidents that I encountered at another blog, there were some well thought out and passionate responses in the comments section. You can click here to read the post/comments.

I think most of us will agree that there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to comment moderation. Even if the blogger's approach to comment moderation is shitty and underhanded, it's ultimately his or her choice to do so as they see fit. However, one should keep in mind that if they slap a muzzle on commenters who share viewpoints that differ from theirs, they run the risk of steering their blog down the road to Stepford.

Below are the final results to the poll question "Do you moderate comments on your blog?"

No- 76%
Yes- 23%


mister anchovy said...

Most people I know who use comment moderation do so because either they have a troll or because they've been spammed. I've been fortunate that I haven't had any serious problems. I do use the verification feature to keep spammers away, but it's a pain and I've thought about shutting that off and taking my chances.

Malcolm said...

Mister A: For about a week last year, I used word verification because I got hit with Spam. As you mentioned, it's a pain and that's why I turned mine off. Since then, I have been Spammed maybe once.

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