Thursday, August 15, 2019
Why I moderate comments
Because I moderate comments, it can take awhile for them to be posted. I do try to check them morning, noon and night, but unavoidably, I sleep, work and do other things and cannot monitor the blog 24 hours a day.
If you want to know why I feel it's necessary to moderate, here an an example of a comment which someone tried to put on my blog Wednesday:
My name is Arpita Jain. I run my independent Mumbai Escorts Service. I am an independent Mumbai escort girl. My service charge is low according the current market price. My service is super, because I know very well the personal requirement of my each customer. I am comfortable to provide my Mumbai Escorts Service at your home or in Hotel. [Contact information deleted].
If I didn't moderate, I'd have to constantly allow prostitution services to be advertised on my blog.
I also get a lot of "comments" like this:
Welcome to all post of illuminati cult where all your heart desire are granted and power over all things in the world, this is well know fact that the illuminati church consist of multi billionaires and have power, weath, riches and be a famous person in the world. Join the illuminati cult online today and get instant sum of 300million dollars with a free home anywhere you choose to live in the world and also get 100,000,000 dollars monthly as a salary... If you are interested please kindly fill the following Join the Illuminati cult following information's so that we can commerce on your registration as a full member in the secret order of the Illuminati of the magician Full name.............. Country................ State of origin........ Date of birth......... Sex.................... Address.................... Phone................... Email address.............. photo..................... Attach Scan I'd card,passport or driver license containing your full details
As you can see, the endless "Join the Illuminati" ads I have to block aren't interesting or funny. They are aimed at taking advantage of idiots, and I don't want to enable such efforts.
It speaks pretty badly of Google, the owner of the Blogger site I use, that I have to block stuff like this. I'm not particularly a fan of Facebook, but I never get any spam in my Facebook timeline, much less escort service ads or Illuminati recruitment pitches. Facebook deserves considerable credit for keeping that stuff out.
Google famously has very smart employees, and I don't get why its programmers can't figure out how to block prostitution ads, or keep out identically-worded "comments" that are posted over and over again, at many different locations. (I get the same automated comments over and over again.) Are Google's programmers not as good as Facebook's, or is this just not a priority for Google?