Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Friday, 10 June 2016

No Comment Moderation

©Brigitta Huegel

Dear You , 
You might have noticed that I - quite unusual for my blog - had installed "comment moderation" for two days.
No - no vicious comments had come in - the only reason was that on my blog www.burstingwithhappiness.blogspot.com I had overlooked a helpful comment by Mr. Sackerson for quite a while - so sorry! And I thought that with comment moderation on I might be reminded of a new answer.
But I find it too inconvenient - so: everybody is free to say what he/she wants.
Without comment moderation -
and, as I know you all quite well: moderation will not be an issue :-)


20 comments:

  1. Mr Sackerson is the son of a well known blogger to us all.

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    1. Oh, I didn't know that. Who is she?

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    2. I do know who he is but maybe I wont tell you at this moment. I was confused about your post when I read it on the train this morning, I thought you were worried about Mr Sackerson. But of course you are not. I was also totally puzzled by the sudden introduction of comment moderation, and still am. However it is now history.

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    3. How come you jump to the conclusion it is a she who he is the son of and not a he?

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    4. THAT is a very interesting question, Rachel: it puzzles me too, now that you ask it - but before I didn't even think of it. I know Tom personally, and he has a daughter. Maybe it is because I know more women-bloggers who talk of their sons. Or maybe because I instantly draw a parallel to me as an adoring mother (though son doesn't blog :-). I will think about stereotypes in my imagination.

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    5. This particular blogger never talks about him above maybe once or twice in two years. I have a good memory and a good eye for detail.

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    6. As a painter would have: an eye for detail.
      Of course now I am curious - is she/he among the 54 followers? (I never can identify the Google followers, sorry).

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  2. Moderation? Okay, I'd better try to control myself. As long as there's no candy involved, I should do just fine. Or Black forest cake or lemon meringue pie.

    Have a super weekend!

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    1. Hahaha, Susan - I can't control myself :-) HAVE To post it - aren't these Ladies in the following video above lovely?!

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  3. Haha Britta, you had me rewriting my comment twice the other day - I wasn't careful enough at reading the red italic words after I'd pressed publish, and when I didn't see my comment appear and it also completely disappearing from the comment box, I thought I'd pressed delete! The result in the end was that you got two versions of the same comment...I'm glad you published the one with the least grammatical errors;)
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Dear Maria, I'm sorry that I caused so much trouble - as you see above it confused Rachel too, and another blogger sent also two comments too. Though it did wonderful things to my "statistics" (a joke) - I saw the warning lamp and thought again.
      And changed.
      As I read your comment at Yael's blog I couldn't help noticing that it was not a full jubilation about your health (or did I interpret too much - that would be a rare case when I would be very happy to be wrong) - so I keep my fingers crossed that everything will be fine soon. Greetings and best wishes, Britta xxx

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    2. Not very good, but I am tough :) thank you Britta xxx

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  4. I do not make people wait for me to read what they wish to say to me. I do however delete comments that I deem as inappropriate. So far there have only been a couple of spam comments to delete. My readers like yours are very nice people too.

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    1. We are lucky, Emma, to have nice polite people as readers. I am always fascinated how "followers" who comment by time become real persons with an unique style of personality and answering.

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  5. I too have enjoyed the online comments of good minds, but I still use comment moderation. Sometimes people wish to tell me something but not have it published under a post. If they request that I not post their comment, I am happy to comply. It demonstrates trust --and it's easier than giving out my email address.

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    1. Dear Geo., Rachel writes "I have a good memory" - me too :-), so I remember well that at least two times I asked you for not publishing my comment :-) and was glad to be able to ask that.
      Comment moderation has the merit that each person can write without being influenced by another - but I found out that also when everybody can read each comment, most people don't. (When I write a comment, I often first write - then read the others).
      As I wrote to Emma: the most fascinating thing about comments is the variety of ideas people produce - and always in their personal style. And I like that one starts to see them as real friends, and wonders when you don't hear of them (as in Maria's case). The most interesting thing then is to meet them in person: I know three, last year an American from NY, who invited my daughter-in-law and me for a day&night in her wonderful house in the Hudson valley - and whom I hopefully will see in my flat in Berlin too.

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  6. One of the benefits of coming late to a party is that one can see, right away, where the fun is and where the pitfalls are. I missed the concern about moderation - and that's okay by me!

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    1. Dear Pondside, that is something I still have to learn: to relax and come five minutes later (I was drilled to be so punctual). But I try and learn - I learn such a lot at this stage of my life! - and I enjoy that, though relaxing is hard work for me :-)

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