Posted by Henry Bauer on 2012/09/09
Several recently submitted comments that did not pass moderation prompt me to draw attention to what is said on the “Re Comments” page:
“All comments are moderated, and may be edited.
I have a great preference for comments that are
concise, substantive, and not ad hominem.
Giving a fake e-mail address makes it less likely that your comment will be accepted.”
Commenters’ e-addresses are not shown on the blog, but they are shown to the moderator when the comment is submitted. Sometimes correspondence with the commenter can convert an unacceptable comment into an acceptable one. When I try to use the submitted e-address and it doesn’t work, I cease to regard that comment and its writer as worthy of attention.