Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Approval...

"Your comment will be posted after approval"...Why are we that insecure?  Your comments might not be allowed in the first place and, after careful consideration, there is always "the delete" button.  With the "click of the mouse" you can disappear!
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insurance agencies have not quite discovered how to get into these sites, although some bloggers are considerate enough to include advertisements along side their blogs!
    What is behind this censorship of comments?  I don't do it, say what you will.  I like a good fight, a heated discussion, a difference of opinion!  Comments always say more about the commentator than the original poster.  We should all know that.  If we all just want the world to be "nice", we should get out of the art business.  Good art will offend someone, someplace, somehow!  As artists, do we really give a crap about what someone else thinks anyway?  Would you rather have  one paragraph praising your art or a six page article detailing how indescribably horrible your work was?
    I am curious what gets deleted or fails approval.  Maybe personal jabs or just a criticism of color?  For me, I like all comments.  Blogging is not like a dinner conversation where I may see you grimace, wince at something I said and I am given the opportunity to change my tone, ramp my enthusiasm up a notch or tone it down, politely changing the conversation to the weather.  It is just me and this keyboard with no interaction at all.  I relie on your comments to give me direction, to discover an audience.  I am not after approval.  I don't necessarily want agreement.  That would be a dull party too. I am only after discussion and the opportunity to broaden both of our horizons.
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8 comments:

rama said...

Hello Jerry,
A lot of thing can happen in the blogging field, people may pose as some one known to you but may actually not that particular person, but he or she may have taken that person's name and would be commenting on your blog. But if you have the moderation thing in your site then such people will not be able to write useless comments in your blog. It is always safe to moderate all comments, even if you don't mind some bad comments.
Just minutes back a friend of mine was checking , for he found some one else was using his name and commenting.

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Kay said...

I don't have the approval thing on my blog either..There is a lot of scare stuff telling us to beware but I can't live that way..too scary!!!Besides when my grocery store keeps records of what I buy where is the privacy? and should I care any more? I can't afford to live off the grid..so for better or worse..here I am and you can know what you want. Use my name and make salacious comments to someone else and I will find out and knock you down..there..now back to blogging.

Clipped Wings said...

I think the approval thing is so others who read your comment section don't see a comment that is unfavorable, because as the blog owner you are going to have to read the comment whether it is for approval or not. I have known some people who have gotten very abusive comments, in fact, one of them printed the email message on their blog and it was pretty bad, but your right...it made the writer of the email look worse than the blogger. I only had one that I deleted, because I have no place for negative in my life; but it was more on the level of something is wrong with your head. I don't think you, Jerry, really blog about anything that would give people fuel to be extremely rude to you. I, on the other hand, leave myself wide open in some posts, but I'm a little toughie, and get over it quick...and of course, there is always that delete button, lol.

Barbra Joan said...

Jerry, you know I don't do approval or even the word verification thing. None of it..
I'm beyond being afraid , been cheated , used and abused , Had the heartache of all heartaches.. don't waste my time or anyone elses.. with approvals.. Bring it on ... I'll still be standing here.

AutumnLeaves said...

I love Barbara Joan.

Barbra Joan said...

Sherry, I hear you and the feeling is mutual.. We've both been hearing the same different drumbeat.. and continue to march anyway !!!