The past week or so, a lot of people have made comments, both here and in private e-mail, about what puts a comment into Moderation. A lot of “every time I do this I end up there,” or “I always do this so I never end up there.”
I understand the human desire to bring order to chaos, so it pains me to say — as the person who rescues comments from Moderation — that apparently all the theories are wrong: there are a few words that trigger Moderation, and always have, but other than that it really is random. Where you post from doesn’t matter. Links don’t matter. Having a Samoan e-mail address doesn’t matter.
What triggers Moderation one day might not the next day.
One of my comments ended up in Moderation last week, and that’s supposed to be impossible.
Y’all feel free to continue speculating if you want, but you’d have better luck trying to ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.
Well, I guess they’re okay with warm weather, but there’ll probably be other adjustments.
B.A.: And is Retail headed into Winkerbean territory?
I got to wondering… is “back to the drawing board” the most well-known mainstream expression to have originated in a comic panel or comic strip?
Of course this panel is also significant because it might be the only known Peter Arno comic that doesn’t include a naked woman.
Fluffy Bunny Slippers’s comment in the “Speaking of ‘Operation’…” post was the 40,000th comment since the site was resurrected just under two years ago (coming in the 2050th post).
Oddly enough, as far as I can tell, not one of those comments came from a Samoan.
The current issue MIT Technology Review. Just say Yea or Nay if you understand it.
Update: That was mid-October. Then about 10 weeks later, this:
Coincidence, I guess, but certainly a weird one.
Isn’t this less “suicide pact” than a form of Russian Roulette? Or Railroad Roulette, whatever? Because only one of them is going to die.