How Comments Work

I decided to set up a fake account called Random Commenter to see what it is like to be YOU, a reader of this blog. So here is what I have learned:

  1. The first time you leave a comment, it will tell you that the comment will need to be approved.
  2. The second time you leave a comment, if you use the same log in as before, you shouldn’t need approval.
  3. You can’t edit a comment, but I can.
  4. You should be able to leave links in either html anchor tags (looks like this
    <a href=””>txt</a>) or as plain text (start the url link with http://).

I am still trying to figure why Lion of Zion’s comments once went to the Akismet spam folder (I thought it was because of the links) or why Batya’s once went to Akismet, since she has posted many comments before this Akismet incident. So it could just be Akismet flakiness, something called “false positives”, when a comment that is fine for some reason goes to the spam folder.

So if your comment “disappears”, which should be a very infrequent occurrence, it may have gone to the spam folder, in which case you will have to wait for me to fish it out. You can let me know by using my contact form.

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