Comments are moderated

Comments on vowe.net were always much better than on the rest of the Internet. I attribute this in part to my policy to only keep comments published with a full name.

When I migrated to WordPress, I switched on comment moderation. I needed to approve every person only once and things would run smoothly. A while ago, I had a few people who wanted to test my tolerance, for instance by publishing comments under my own name. Then I switched off auto moderation, and now I must approve every single comment.

That means it may take a little while for your comment to appear. But it also relieves me from deleting comments that have already been published.

There was a grace period where I would inform you if you “forgot” to enter your full name, but that ends now. I just trash the comment.

Spam comments far outnumber regular comments, but Akismet takes care of them. There is quite a bit of housekeeping going on when you allow other people to post to your website without authorization.

This website is more than 20 years old, and I have never used your mail addresses for anything put sending you a direct reply. I don’t to newsletters, I do not keep a list of commenters, I don’t track visitors, I don’t run advertisements, I do not do advertorials.

In summary: this place should not even exist. And that is why it does.

Kommentar-Feed im RSS-Reader fixen

Ich biete einen Feed aller Kommentare ein und dort gab es vor ein paar Tagen eine Änderung, die nicht von mir veranlasst war. Oder aber, ich habe das schon immer falsch gemacht und auf einmal hat die Site den Fehler nicht mehr korrigiert.

Bei Movable Type hieß mein Kommentar-Feed comments.rdf und ich habe zwei Redirects im .htaccess:

    RewriteRule ^index\.rdf$	/feed/	[L,R=301]
    RewriteRule ^comments\.rdf$	/comments/feed/	[L,R=301]

Damit werden alte Aufrufe an die korrekten Adressen in WordPress weitergeleitet. vowe.net/feed/comment stand in meinem Meta-Kasten rechts, aber diese Adresse ist falsch. Es muss heißen vowe.net/comments/feed/.