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.
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.
It’s not just you: the Moderation Filter went on a rampage tonight. I think it was desperate to meet a 2019 quota.
… and my trip left me further behind on my e-mail and it’s going to get worse before it get better; so if you want to send me any Christmas- (or Chanukah-) related comics, please give me a heads-up in the subject line.
I’ll be meeting with our thousands of new members in American Samoa. Everything’s queued up, but of course I’m going to fall five days further behind in responding to email.
Chanukah cards have been posted to everybody who requested one.
That’s supposed to be impossible.
It’s been that sort of week in WordPressland.
Oh, and speaking of this address…
Please don’t send submissions anywhere else. I keep finding the occasional e-mail at various other addresses I’ve used over the years, but
has been the only valid address for several years.
According to the statistics counter, traffic on the site is a bit more than 7x normal for a Monday morning. The last time something like this happened was when People magazine published a blurb about CIDU.
Or… the statistics counter might have lost its mind.
I’m falling further behind in my email, so… if anybody has anything Thanksgiving-related to send me, please do it as soon as possible and put “Thanksgiving” in the subject line.