Hi Folks – I’ve gotten (rightly) a number of emailed complaints about the number of comments that are disappearing, and more questions about whether I am censoring comments, or moderating them.
Other than a few occasions for egregious attacks on other posters or sucking up my time until I had no other choice, I don’t censor comments. The reason your comments are disappearing and being marked as held for approval is because of Science Blogs – there are a number of technical problems with my blog that SB has basically not been able to fix (and some of them affect other blogs) – the idea is that we’re all going to move platforms soon and they will be resolved – I certainly hope so.
If your comments disappear, I will liberate them from my spam filter where about 1/3 of all comments and any comment that contains even one link automatically go. The problem is that I’m not online every single day, and I do apologize if you have to wait to have your comments set free. Nothing I can do about it except to hope the platform migration comes soon…they’ve been saying soon for three months now ;-P.