Friday, 12 February 2010

Doubtful comments

I found a comment on my blog this morning in Chinese, which I cannot read. I checked it in the translator, and words like "inverse sexuality" showed up....so, since such a theme had nothing whatsoever to do with the post itself, I deleted the comment. It is so dangerous to leave messages on the blog comments when they might, for all I know, be advocating the most extreme ideas and thoughts. So, on the basis of better be too careful than not careful enough in such situations, I removed it.

14 comments:

N. Gemini Sasson said...

I got one of those, too, this week, Jen. (Didn't think to translate it, though.) I can certainly see why some bloggers approve comments before they can be posted.

Caroline Storer said...

I've seen quite a few recently on some blog sites. There must be a scam going round I think! Take care. Caroline x

Anne Gilbert said...

This must be the same character that keeps sending me whatever it is in Chinese. Whoever they are, they keep sending it and sending it, and it has nothing to do with whatever I blogged about. I treat them as spam and delete them. This is one of the reasons whyI have comment moderation!
Anne G

Carla said...

You're not alone, Jen. If it happens regularly, you could turn comment moderation on so you can reject the spam before it appears. I turned comment moderation on a while ago for this reason.

Jen Black said...

Thanks for the advice guys. If it happens again I'll go the moderation route.

Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

As soon as I see another language, delete button is happy to oblige my finger.

Nan Hawthorne, Shield-wall Books said...

You are all assuming far more individual effort in this situation than warranted.. the person, along with hie/her thousands of csiblings, use automated posting tools.. that person never even glanced at your sites.

Just delete the messages. Any attention to them is more than is wise.

Nan

Anita Davison said...

I am getting these regularly, Jen. 102 of them on one post which took me ages to delete. I have since put Comment Moderation on my blog to avoid it happening again.

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