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blogs.msdn.com Comments Moderation

There is a new feature for users of blogs.msdn.com. They are able to moderate comments now. Since some of the users experienced "spam attacks". Ok, I hate spam. But, imho moderating comments is worse than blog without comments at all. All the idea of weblogs and "word of mouth" is destroyed here. And seems that Microsoft is really listening only to what it wants to listen. Hm, it's true. I noticed several times my comments were removed from blogs.msdn.com, when people didn't like them. It was not spam, it was not even offensive. I never remove comments from my weblog. Robert Scoble does have comments and I think he does not moderate them. I don't like when someone erases my words but I hate when someone moderates them. May be people doing that are just not ready for the blogosphere ?


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Thursday, August 12, 2004 6:30 AM

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# re: blogs.msdn.com Comments Moderation
Perhaps what they need to do is use passport (finally a use for it) authentication along with initial moderation. The moderation should be "per blog" so your first post has to await moderation, subsequent ones don't.
Having a global moderation flag across blogs.msdn.com wouldn't I feel work well, since the link spammers would just pretend to be nice once then spam across the lot.
It's not ideal, but it would scale reasonably well, and would mean that for regular commenters their comments would appear immediately.

8/12/2004 5:51 PM by Peter Ibbotson

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