as i prepare to fire sparringk9 up again i have been thinking about my years as a blogger and i have made a decision. i dont like comment moderation and word verification. i cannot understand why these controls that add one or two more steps assists in any way the flow of conversation and exchange of ideas.
comment moderation is particularly annoying. it is a kind of censorship and i refuse to participate in it ever again. some people have it because somebody has harassed them in some way. okay, i understand that. as K9 i experienced that on a fairly regular basis but dealt with it and dispatched the irritants with his bark and bite. i personally would not choose to punish the all for the sins of the few. and if a comment is that bad, it can always be trash canned.
if someone posts about cultural or political topics and then enables comment mod then that tells me they are afraid of being challenged; so no commentary is actually needed. in fact, why not just have no comments at all and say whatever and let it stand. whatever the reason i will not leave a comment on any blog that uses this controller's tool ever again.
word verification. bloggers do it because they dont want spam. i understand. however, how much spam does a blogger get that they think it is worth inconveniencing their readers to prevent them from the task of removing spam? in other words, they are telling me that my participation in their blog is of less value than the time it takes them to remove spam. which makes me not want to comment. this is my new policy. if we are blog mates and you have these controls? im sorry. vaya con dios.