Friday, April 29, 2011

Comments found

Some time ago, JF referred to Blogger mysteriously deleting comments to this blog.

Now that I have authoritah for a few days, I was looking through the Blogger management console and discovered it has spam filtering of comments. The comments weren't deleted, they were quarantined where JF would have never found them.

Apparently it's a "feature".

There are about 5,458 comments in there, including some of mine. Very few of them look like spam. Most date back prior to JF's move to Asian Correspondent and subsequent return here. Presumably Blogger have since improved their spam detection.

For my next trick, I'm going to change the wallpaper. Don't you love having guests house-sit for you?


Blogger Boy on a bike said...

Yeah, very annoying "feature". You'd think your dashboard would announce "5458 comments quarantined in spam for your perusal", wouldn't you? There's no alert to let you know you should go and have a peek now and then.

WV - "poxyg". Says it all.

8:11 PM  
Blogger spot_the_dog said...

The WordPress dashboard is much more user-friendly, I find. As soon as you log in, the number of comments being held as spam is highlighted and you just click on it to go through and either trash or de-spam them.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Don't forget, there are lots of ways to add posts to a blog such as this, without logging in to a dashboard.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Minicapt said...

There is also a function exercised by 'Blogger', which examines your browser setting and informs you that 'Blogger' finds them unsatisfactory. Apparently it desires uncontrolled access to cookies, and has a snit-fit if that is not available.


8:58 AM  

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