Thursday, January 29, 2009

Comments

We’re following Scamps example and switching to comment moderation. Now whenever a comment is left it will end up in our inbox waiting for approval. Restrictive? Maybe, but it’s our blog and we don’t like the way some people are abusing the comment function. Your opinions are always welcome as long as they stay constructive and don’t insult anyone.

Cheers.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess the moderating will give Jai something to do.

Anonymous said...

I like anon 2:53 comment :-)

I'd just watch how much time you spend 'moderating' your blog in place of real work...

Surely your blog is a means to an end, not the end itself.

Anonymous said...

@2:59

Yeah not like people coming on here whilst they are supposed to be doing work themselves no?

Anonymous said...

Nothing to comment on anyway.

Gordon Comstock said...

I believe I get fewer comments because I moderate them. But I've never actually deleted one - if some says something out of line I use it as an opportunity to vent my pent up spleen.

Anonymous said...

Comstock,

you ever thought you might get fewer comments beacuse there are in fact very few people interested in your blog, and in that strange habit you have of writing in the 3rd person?

Anonymous said...

that's a good point Gordon...

You guys may end up with less comments, and in turn perhaps less visitors.

As long as you're aware/expecting that, it's not a problem.

When will this moderation be implemented?

Anonymous said...

The moderation is clearly up and running now - good luck with it!

(following from my question a couple of mins ago)

Anonymous said...

thing is guys, you're not really getting any comments anyway, by doing this more so.

who do you think you are?

know one really cares

Wal said...

yes it's up and running now.

we might lose visitors, but if people really care to read our stuff and opinions they will stay tuned.

The Idea Bakery said...

Hi Jai and Wal,

Great to hear you have some crits coming up, hope all goes well.

Just a little observation, it's not christmas anymore! Is it not time to change your graphics?

em

Gordon Comstock said...

05.06: Au contraire, I have a sizeable daily readership. I know because I have a sitemeter.

It's probably not your cup of tea though dear. That's why I write it that way - it keeps out the shits.

Anonymous said...

I just looked at your blog Comstock - the content's terrible and old-fashioned. If possible, please remove my viewing figure from your sitemeter. I'd hate to think my visit actually made you look good.

Gordon Comstock said...

10:21 - Let's look at the facts shall we?

The phrase "terrible and old-fashioned" is both terrible and old-fashioned. In fact your tone, generally, is that of an outraged Daily Express reader.

What you've done is pictured yourself putting together this elegantly turned put-down (see your gratuitous use of the word "actually"), whilst actually (that is the proper usage, see) writing something terribly, terribly childish. As you know quite well, it's impossible to remove a viewing statistic from a sitemeter.

I have a small readership - but it includes bloggers I respect like Wal, Simon Veksner, Ben Kay and Neil Christie. They have all been extremely kind about the content. On the basis of my writing on the blog I've started writing for the Creative Review. Forgive me, but the idea that your opinion of it counts for anything whatsoever, is an absurd one.

And let's just put this in perspective. The world of advertising blogs is a miniscule one. It is tiny, tiny world inside a tiny world. Most ordinary people are surprised to even learn of its existence. Futhermore, in a few years time you and I will be both be dead. Anything we've ever made will long ago have ceased to have any meaning. Those people who still knew or cared about us at the time of our deaths will, in the fullness of time, recover from their grief, and continue their lives, as though we'd never existed.

I do hate to be morbid, but this is just one more reason for my not giving shit about what you, or anyone else thinks about me and my writing.

What's most ironic is that by engaging in this argument you're allowing me to draw attention to myself - winning visitors, some of whom will share your, no doubt justified, opinion of me as a pompous, death-fixated poser, but some of whom will enjoy what I write and keep coming back.

I can spin this out as long as you like you know.

And I think I can rely on Wal to prevent you responding in anything but a poor imitation of my style.

Cleaver said...

"Futhermore, in a few years time you and I will be both be dead. Anything we've ever made will long ago have ceased to have any meaning. Those people who still knew or cared about us at the time of our deaths will, in the fullness of time, recover from their grief, and continue their lives, as though we'd never existed."

Regressing from Lacan to Camus? Seems kind of like cheating.

]-[appy Thought said...

I do like how a post about civilty turns into a small spat in the comments section within 10 comments. Good show!

(Props to CIN and Mr. Comstock)