Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Lost in cyberspace

Lately I received complaints from several ladies about comments they posted but didn't see published. As you know, I use comment moderation, but normally, I only delete comments that I see as personally insulting, wicked, disrespectful, too argumentative, or potentially hurtful to other guests. If your comment doesn't appear, but you can't see it as fitting into one of the categories above, you are most welcome to re-post it, or even send it to my email. Of course if it's very long you might want to save it in advance. I know this can be frustrating.

I had big plans for today, but sometimes, a little flu can turn your routine upside down. So I'm taking things slow. And that's fine. I'm going to listen to the needs of my body and focus on rest and recuperation. Tomorrow I'm hoping to publish the next post of "Dedicated Daughters". I wish you all a lovely day/evening!

27 comments:

Maggie said...

Anna,

Firstly, I hope you get feeling better! I woke up this morning with a scratchy throat too. grr.

Secondly, I'm curious would you say you receive more comments that need to be censored vs. those that go through? Or more so the other way around? As well, I think that given the fact you are quite open about using comment moderation it is surprising that people would still try and place hurtful comments.

Anna S said...

Maggie, I usually have to delete at least one comment every day; vs. 20 other comments which are normally very sweet and kind, it's not too much, I think.

I read all comments, though. Otherwise how would I know which ones to delete? I don't mind, however. I'm not hurt because of someone's mean intentions - I'm more concerned about the pleasantness of my comment threads, so moderation works just fine.

Maggie said...

Good point. I admit at times my curiosity gets the better of me. Hope I wasn't being too nosy in asking.

Terry said...

Feel better soon, Anna. I agree with you on the comment moderation. It helps. Though I admit sometimes I feel too busy to read all the comments, I read them anyway because when expressing strong convictions, it can sometimes brings out a meanness in those who don't see things your way. It would be nice if we could disagree without being disagreeable. Blessings and good health to you!

Becky K said...

Anna,
I hope you feel better soon. I am trying my best to overcome a nasty cold that I seem to have inherited from hubby. No fun being sick huh? Be sure to get plenty of rest and take your meds! Wish I could be relaxing at home but I will just live my rest through you. :)

Mrs. Brigham said...

Feel better soon! :o)

Tracy said...

I hope that you feel well soon.

Brenda said...

Hope you feel better. Ug.

Michelle said...

OOF! Take care of yourself! hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

I think you should post all comments. It definitely would serve to spark more thought and conversation.

Whitney B. said...

I am praying for you! Hope you feel better soon.

Anna S said...

Anon,

I don't see how comments saying nothing but "you're stupid" would help to spark more thought :o)

And I'm not posting anything with dirty curse words in it, either.

tales_from_the_crib said...

we're all sniffles-ish too.
get lots of rests and feel better!

Anonymous said...

As opposed to clean curse words?

heehee.
Emily

Jill said...

Hi Anna, I hope you are feeling better. Thanks for visiting my blog recently, I really enjoy reading yours each day, your ideas are SO refreshing in this day and age.

deb said...

I hope that you feel better Anna. My family seems to be passing the flu bug around a lot lately.

Rebekah S. said...

Hi, Anna!!! :) I've missed your blog SO much! :) For the past two weeks, we've been on vacation to visit family in Indiana for Thanksgiving (we had a truly wonderful time!) and have been trying to get back into the swing of things, after being gone for awhile. So, that's why I haven't been around your blog lately! :) I'm really looking forward to catching up on all the wonderful posts I've missed. And, being away from your blog has opened my eyes up even more to the fact that you're likeminded blog is just so refreshing and such a blessing! (especially when, around the holidays, we come into contact with family that is less than happy with the changes of our convictions!). So, I just wanted to say thank you again so much for your beautiful blog!!


Thanks for letting us know about the comment problems. I hope this one goes through ok! :)

I'm really sorry to hear that you're sick! The flu can be such a pain! I'm praying that you will get well soon!

In Christ alone,
Rebekah

not a christian said...

I understand most of your reasons for moderating certain comments, but what does "too argumentative" mean (assuming the comment does not fit any of the other categories like personally insulting, hurtful, etc)?

Sammybunny said...

Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear you're under the weather, Anna. Take things easy for a little while!

Brenda

Mimi said...

I'm sorry that some people think they have to be negative... if they feel that way they could always skip by and not comment...
hope you feel better soon

Anonymous said...

I sent a comment a while back asking simply why you didn't seem to have more respect for your mother's wisdom that she seems to keep sharing with you. My comment contained no curse words, no "you're stupids" or anything of the sort. It was after you posted about your mother talking to you "yet again" about the things she talks to you about and I simply asked you if you had given consideration that maybe she indeed has walked this road in life longer than you and knows a few things you don't that you should give attention to. You did not post the comment and honestly I could not help but think that perhaps you are threatened by others who make a dissenting view. I also sent a comment about the fact that no where in the Bible, that I am aware of, does it say expressly that girls/women should stay home with their parents until they are married. You chose not to post that either. Again it contained no curse words or hurtful comments. I have not posted again until now because I truly feel you probably just want to be careful not to present a dissenting view that might just make a little bit of sense or cause people to think that perhaps your view is not 100% correct. I think there is a good chance you may not post this and that's perfectly fine, I just wanted to bring to your attention that I know myself personally that there have definitely been at least two comments that have come your way that do not contain any cursing, hurtful words or such and I believe you shouldn't lead people to believe that those are the only type of comments you have deleted. That is dishonest. If you deleted my two then you also delete comments that present a dissenting view that for some reason you are simply afraid to post.

Adlyn said...

Get better soon anna can't wait for your next post!

xoxoxo,
Adlyn

Anna S said...

Not a Christian,

When I say "too argumentative" I mean something that's clearly an attempt to provoke me to start an ugly discussion. Such as, "are you saying this is sinful? Are you then saying I'm sinning? Are you judging ME?"... it's hard to come up with a suitable example though ;)

Oh, another something I want to add. I'm much more inclined to censor anonymous comments. Online, it's sometimes difficult to see the true spirit of the person behind the words. If you sign your name (even if it's just your first name), it gives an impression that you are willing to stand behind what you are saying.

Karen said...

Get well soon!!

Mandy said...

Hope you feel better soon! I have been out of town for over a week, so I am just now catching up on the "Dedicated Daughters" series. I'm looking forward to your next posts!

neuropoet3 said...

Anna,
I hope you're feeling better! I've missed "lurking" in the blogosphere lately since we're still trying to settle in to our new place. God is good - this new place is actually a lot nicer the house we were living in. :) It's just always so hard to move...

As the weeks pass we'll slowly get settled in the rest of the way (most of the boxes that are still in our new garage are just full of books now). :) I hope I'll be able to stop by your little corner of cyberspace more often!

~Jenny