Friday, July 06, 2007

Comment Moderation

It is with great regret that I have decided to switch on comment moderation with immediate effect. If you have followed my blogs, I have allowed plenty of alternative views as well as criticism (directed at me or my views) in the comments.

However, for the past 2 weeks, a few incorrigible brats (under whose payroll, I have to wonder) have decided to vandalise this site to incite unconstructive name calling, racist remarks and other better-left-unmentioned responses. I have been patiently and diligently deleting these comments but it becomes difficult to maintain when I'm running all over the place.

We know that these offenders are in the minority, and hopefully after a short while, I will be able to return the blog to a unmoderated status.

In the mean time, I can only ask for our regular and loyal readers to be patient as your comments will not appear immediately on this blog. I'll try to access as frequently as possible to "process" these comments. And certainly, I'll apologise for any inconvenience caused. But don't worry, constructive criticisms, personal or otherwise, continues to be welcomed. ;)


Anonymous said...


I was wondering what took you so long to finally decide on moderation of your blog.

I heard from another blogger that a person has been hired to post racially mischievious remarks on several blogs which are deemed to be opposition slanted.

Thanks for taking this excellent initiative! Now we can have some constructive debate and sharing here.

Anonymous said...

yah, those problems can be a real pain in the butt!

i recommend getting some machais to help moderate comments - i think in the longer run, that's a fairly practical, sustainable solution :) delegation! :D

__mars said...

Hey TP,

You should move to Wordpress. It allows better control and moderation is relatively painless. With WP, you could see who to block, what word that may identify with spams and trolls, etc. It's marvelous!

The current Blogger system, while is very effective, could discourage legitimate visitors from coming and engage in discussion.

John Lee said...

I agree with __earth - Blogger isn't that great, and WordPress is much smoother and easier to use, IMO.

LAU WENG SAN said...

RPK has an interesting write-up on how he handled the UMNO Cuber-troopers.

And eventually, these kampung boys were defeated!