Monday, October 24, 2005

Carnival of the Capitalists is up at the Blawg Review

This is edition #107 if you can believe it.

I submitted my post about comments, and how the necessity to restrict them is impeding the "conversations" that blogging is supposed all about.

Check it out.

Pardon me if I haven't digested everything you've written--but are you saying that you think that blogs should have open comments or that they should be restrictive?

I keep comments open on my blog--but I require that they be approved before posting. I've never dis-approved them--and I've only edited content on one that had language I choose not to include on my blog.

Do you think that's too restrictive, or too lenient?

Feel free to visit, by the by. :)
I'm saying that comment spam is a big problem because:

-they spam comments clog up comments
-methods of restricting comment spammers restrict us all
-and certain barrier discourage people from commenting at all.

In a perfect world comments would be free and open. Comment spam makes that a dangerous proposition. I can understand people who make people register on their site to comment, or who only approve certain commenters...but I don't like it.

I don't particularly mind comment moderation, as you're doing, but I don't personally want to have to examine every comment before it goes up there and delay the real-time nature of blog conversations.
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