October 18, 2005

Update on Blocking of Comments for "Questionable Content"

Hopefully no one should be getting blocked for "questionable content" anymore. Long story short, a spammer used a relatively common "string" that shows up in lots of comments. I blocked the spammer, and inadvertently blocked everyone else, including myself. Since the string had blocked quite a few comments, I assumed it was the string, not one of several. Unfortunately, because the string was and likely is the tool of evil spammers, if you use it your comment will go to moderation. This means a short wait until the Bloodless crew checks to see that your comment is legit, and not full of links to donkeycock/wrinkledsex/gayporn/viagra/freemp3downloads etc.

As always, if you get blocked for questionable content, please email me and include your comment text so that I can 1) track down the blocked string, and 2) use my superpowers to get your comment posted.

Posted by binky at October 18, 2005 07:03 PM | TrackBack | Posted to SiteNotes


I used to also have comments banned whenever I used an ellipsis. But I eventually stopped using them in my comments, as difficult as that is given how much I like using them.

Posted by: Armand at October 19, 2005 11:01 AM | PERMALINK

. . .

Posted by: joshua at October 19, 2005 12:25 PM | PERMALINK

try putting one space before each period.

(this one was temporarily delayed by the function barring rapid repeated posts. how ironic.)

Posted by: joshua at October 19, 2005 12:26 PM | PERMALINK
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