Due to a significant increase in comment spam, this blog implemented a new comment policy effective mid September 2014; spam continued to accelerate through the remainder of the month, necessitating a stricter policy effective 1 October 2014. The receipt of blog comment spam exceeding one per minute on average has necessitated the following:
- Your first comment at A View to Hugh will not appear immediately upon hitting the submit button; it will, instead, be sent to a “Pending” file for approval by the blog owner. After the blog owner approves your first comment, your subsequent submissions will post immediately. The setting in the anti-spam software applies this rule uniformly, even to those who have commented prior to the implementation of this policy.
- Comments with more than one link are immediately marked as spam by the anti-spam software.
- All comments trapped by spam filter will be deleted without review—meaning that the blog owner will no longer review comments in the spam trap to look for legitimate comments marked as spam. As a precaution, you may wish to save your comment as a text file on your own computer before submitting it to the blog.
If you comment does not appear with a day (or after a weekend) you can then copy and paste your comment and resubmit.