So, i had to start approving comments today. I had always allowed annonymous, open comments, but something has gone wrong this week. I got some profane, angry comments that were completely mis directed. Is it a new type of SPAM? I don't think so, it seems to actually include text or thoughts from the post. I will either approve or delete profane/offensive comment, no editing or bleeping.
I noticed that Scoble, Major Nelson and Zunester got some of this as well. Scoble is pretty upset about his comments being taken over and is having a hard time blogging. Major Nelson and Zunester just turned on approvals.
For me this isn't a huge deal because comments are few and far between, but I am wondering is a full moon caused this? Planetary alignment? Springtime?
I've always done approval of comments. There's to much junk commenting going on out there and now this other crap.
Freedom always has a price and with the Internet, freedom means dealing with a few idiots.