Saturday, October 13, 2007

Comment Moderation

I don't know if any of you bloggers have had any problems with comments. Tonight when I checked out my blog, I had this rambling, extremely long anti-christian, profanity laced comment on my Thursday Thanks Tank. What was interesting to me is that although I have my comments set up in such a way that I get emails when I get comments, I didn't get an email that I had a new comment. I don't know if it was some kind of internet spam or what. At any case, I couldn't figure out how to delete just that one comment. All I could figure was that I had to delete the post or hide all the comments for the post. If any of you know a way to delete one comment, let me know.

For now, I have turned on the comment moderation. This means I will approve the comments that are displayed. Nothing should change for you when you comment. Your comment just won't display immediately.

I have to wonder if the comment moderation would have helped in this situation since I never even got notified of the comment. Would I have been notified to accept the comment if the moderation was on? I am guessing not.

Let me know if you have some insight on this.


Fields Favorites said...

I had this happen once as well... I was able to delete the comment from my post - click on comments. I think there is a delete option. It was way back when I began though, so I may not be remembering correctly! Sorry, Jane Anne... my commenter was from INDIA. Creepy feeling to have weirdos popping in, isn't it?

Jane Anne said...

I bet when I read the comment the first time I wasn't logged in to Blogger. So, the trash can (delete option) wasn't visible below the comment. This time (because I had the moderate comments on) I had to be logged in and I saw the delete option. I am SO thankful!

Chaotic Joy said...

I haven't had this happen yet, but I am waiting for they day. I linked over from Rocks in My Dryer. Congrats on the Keyboard. That's awesome.

Heather said...

I had this happen once. Same kind of thing. I also moderate comments now. Hope it doesn't happen anymore for either of us.