Due to other commitments (Moving house) – The commenting system will be UN-Attended.
Hence, replies to comments might be NONE to very minimal.
Comment(s) will be approved or deleted – (Depending upon appropriateness)
UN-Attended, does not mean spam comments will be allowed or approved, (Unless it serves a useful purpose to GRDblog)
UPDATED – Sat 24 July 2010 – (This sticky post will be “un-stickied“, .. once the moving is completed)
UPDATED – Tue 27 July 2010 – (Most comments (18 in total for Today only) approved from the spam bay, .. ) -???- Why these comments are considered SPAM is mostly due to the nature of the comment (AND; The link to promote other websites ? confirmation required here) -ANYWAY – There was a number of comments asking for a response to various questions, … AT THIS POINT IN TIME; – the moving-house /shed is (Stage-1) completed – over the next couple of weeks I expect this process to be finalised. UNTIL THEN – my reponse will be VERY minimal to NON-Existant (approved comments only yes!) – Due to other work-loads and commitments.
THANKs for all the comments – (Normal posting and responding to comments will resume asap) – might be as soon as Thursday, … but it could be Monday next week.
I can tell you this, .. It will not be today (Currently 4:45pm) as I will not have Internet access over night, … AND; – It will not be tomorrow, … due to work-related activities. I dont even have time to read them all, OR vet out the obviously spam-content or otherwise.
WARNING – links to porn-site might appear in the commenter -/- links as a result, .. of neglect on my behalf – (You have been warned!)
New procedures / policies (Currently being developed) – to deal with this senario – As the comment will be downloaded to my Outllook email-client-software, … I will be able review-all-comments, … provided today, … and possibly respond -/- delete as required, – (the next day) – as you can imagine this process will place a 24-Hour delay on all comment-approvals and response(s).
Some comments will be difficult to evaluate without an internet connection, but I will get back to this soon, (I promise) – does that sound LIKE a person you could trust? – I did say it with a nice smile.
UPDATED – Thursday 29 July 2010 – NEW GUIDELINES: –
Delete comments OFF-Topic
Close all “Posts” with Automated-Comment(ing) software – spamming a post with the “same-message” more than once.
Existing comments are reviewed and DELETED according to guidelines 1 and 2
I might make an exception for this one – “Amusing comment on SophosLabs blog” – as it is on a post that has no comments on it – (HENCE; – here becomes the time-consuming bottleneck, please refer BACK to guidelines 1 and 2 – (No exceptions)
The problem with a comment LIKE this; –
#1: – There is a LOT of links, ..
#2: – It contains badly form sentence(s)
#3: – It has Numbers – (AND; no “English-text”) as the link-text
#4: – The links MIGHT be bad -OR- non-existant urls (I am not here to check your rushed comment)
GRD/blog comment management guidelines
ANOTHER UDPATE: – (Backlog due to lack of Internet access)
The commenter (Using Automated-Software -???-)
Post(s) nice compliments – hence playing to a perceived vulnerability.
The old adage – Flattery will get you everywhere – has a ring of truth, .. BUT off-topic comments are trashed.
AFTER receiving the same “TYPE” of comment again, and again, the novelty wears thin.
On the third and fouth comment(s) – it plainly becomes ABUSE.
RESULT = DELETE all comments from Automated-Software LIKE auto-spammer
UPDATE – 7:15pm Monday 2 Aug 2010 – Moving stuff continues, .. getting close to being FINISHED! (Yey!)
UPDATE – 10:15am Friday 6 Aug 2010 – Can say the last trailer-loads will be moved – (In the coming week) – normal “blog-activities”, .. maybe resumed soon – (blogging considered normal?) – moving house is NOT normal – what a strange word normal is, … normal, Ill say it again NORMAL – (audio would be best to convey the lack of meaning here) – If I continue repeating this word – it takes on an completly absurd nothing(ness) – Ill stop doing it now.
UPDATE – 9:47am Sunday 15 Aug 2010 – keys delivered recently, .. to new-owner. Stage-1 moving is complete. UnStickied this post today.