I don’t mean the way we all do, to make sure comments aren’t spam. That makes total sense and doesn’t bother me at all.
A month or more ago, I came across a blog I’d never been to before. I don’t remember which blog or what the post was about. That’s not really important anyhow. But whomever the blogger was, had put up a discussion post and was asking for opinions. So I typed up a response that was different than what they were going for I guess? (We’ll pretend a moment that the discussion was about the color of the sky. They said it was blue, I said yes but sometimes it’s pink. K? *lol* )
Since I hadn’t commented on the blog before, the comment went into moderation. I bookmarked the page and went on my way. I checked back on it a week or so later when I was doing the rounds of ‘did this get a response?’. And I saw that not only was my comment not there, but the only comments on that discussion post were ones that agreed with the blogger. I read all of them because I was curious. Not a single comment contradicted the world-view the blogger had laid out in their discussion post. Not even slightly. And I would swear that when I had left my comment there had been at least one or two comments that had a differing opinion. But no trace of those was left on the post.
They were all the ‘yes exactly!’ and ‘yes and this is why blah blah blah’ types of posts. And I just kinda sat there for a moment wondering why you would bother having a discussion post if you didn’t want people to comment on it with different ideas than yours?
Is this a new thing that I haven’t heard about? It certainly makes me not want to visit and comment on blogs like that. And makes me wonder why bloggers who do it think it’s a good idea. Have you run across blogs like that? Or is this the Universe’s way of telling me to stop clicking through links when I’m bored? *laughs*