To People who get their Posts from Feeds and Miss the Comments. You may be less inclined to visit the main site and vote. However you will have noticed the Trolling Posts. Please Come and Vote as it will influence how the blog operates
To help you consider your voting, here are the details for Aprils (1:4:12-28:4:12) Comments. There may be a few errors as it was not recounted to verify, so there may be small errors.
POSTED COMMENTS Spammed Recieved
ANONYMOUS * N/A 92
ID (Identified name) N/A 78
TEAM G N/A 135
* During April Anonymous posting was stopped two times due to trolling lasting over 7 days
If you remove comments you do not get any hate mail, you (MSers) do not recieve nonsense email alerts but you do not get any questions and answers. The blog then becomes less unique. The more comments the more work for Team G. There were responses from 4 Team G members.
If you remove ANONYMOUS comments you exclude the majority of the comments comming onto the blog. Some people want to hide behind anonymous to post pointed-questions or answers. Some people are not out and this makes it easier for them to comment. It may not be representative of every month but I think the majority of comments always comes from the anonymous and we have turned this feature off twice this month because of trolling, therefore the ratio of anon verse ID comments could be higher.
You can hide with a fake ID, as some people do, even to post perhaps pointed questions, however the comments from the ID came from only 26 differnent ID. This is presumably a very small fraction of the readers. However you take an identify were you are responsible for your comments, people can see who you are.
To answer comments these have to be read, which is moderation after the posting.
ADVERTISING MAIL Spammed Received
ANON 0 0
ID 0 2
This usually comes from ID sources where some company etc posts a comments and then a link to some product. This often comes after a post mentioning a potential product and one wonders to what extent google is responsible for this. Although some have been spammed (often by the google filter). These are often reposted minus the link (to avoid claim of censorship) as they are harmless and some may carry some element of informative comments. Therefore there is Moderation. To remove advertising you have to allow no comments or moderate comments
HATE MAIL Spammed Death/Killing Lawsuit Food
ANON 48 31 9 17
ID 0 N/A N/A N/A
It is clear that the overt insults not appropriate for the website come from Anonymous posting, many within minutes of each other all over the blog, as a trolling event.
This month this has been the most yet and have had more spamming events than at any time in the history of the Blog We do not like spamming comments
You will note the 48 threats insults add up to 57 different types that were split into three groups as many contained
double insults. Saying doctors are rubbish was not a spamming criteria, disagreeing with our point of view is not. You could probably merge the lawsuit and mushroom food
items together as they are both mushroom food. You either allow no anonymous comments or you have to moderate them to allow anonymous comments and limit the hate mail.
Moderation of comments takes time and effort. Comments do not appear instantly (could be just once a day) and have to be read by a member of Team G for approriateness (what does that mean? Therefore you could claim censorship and lack of free speech). However, we must eliminate the trolling for the benefit of our more sensible readers that are the majority.
when you next start trolling, perhaps you could add abit about ageism,
racism, sexism when you insult us and then we can get Google to hunt
This month we have had over 30,000 hits a record so far. Thanks