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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Why are my Comments Being Deleted?

From time to time some “Anonymous”  asks “Why are my comments being deleted?”  We keep telling you, but maybe you miss it.  We get a huge number of comments each day from “Anonymous.”  Google’s spam blocker is suspicious of them all and if there is anything that even
hints at being spam, it throws them into the spam file.  To find a legitimate Anonymous, we would have to wade through the hundreds of offers for good sex in Malaysia or beautiful women to be had in Russia, or some African asking us to help them move fifty million dollars out of his country.   

On the other hand, occasionally the spam filter will mistakenly misidentify a person with a moniker.  I have yet to figure out what it is in these misidentified comments that the blocker is watching for.  So, if you want to be sure Google won’t block you, take a name–any name.  And if you have a name and get blocked, call it to our attention.  At the same time, if it happens several times, see if you are putting any unusual characters in your comments.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about the comments that get deleted after they have been posted??

NewGuy said...

I'm not aware of any posts from "anon" being deleted except for a spam post here and there. I doubt that Blogger has deleted any and I know I haven't.

Give us an example.

guy faulkes said...

I have had post that appeared briefly on the thread and ended up in the spam folder, but it has not happened in a long time. If I remember correctly, Blogger never was able to find out why it happened.

He was able to find them in spam and repost them. I do not know how you could do this with Anonymous being the user name of so many different people.

You should pick a name and stick with it or if you change it like Thursday did, even temporarily, pick a distinct name. Your post could probably then be found.

Sarkazein said...

Anonymous, the poor victim again. The courts should protect Anonymous's comments and force people to read them.