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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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A Small Clarification

A while back, I had some problems with spam comments on my blog, both with spam getting through and with non-spam getting filtered.  So, I changed spam filters.  I added a couple of plugins – one that closes comments on posts after a certain amount of time, and one that limits the number of links allowed in comments.  If a comment exceeds the allowed number, it gets held until I approve it.  Since the suggestions on the shrug have included a number of links, some of those have gotten held pending approval.

I received a rather hurtful email today accusing me of censoring someone’s comments because it hadn’t posted yet.  I got the email that the original comment had been left as I was leaving the house to go swim, and figured I’d approve it as soon as I got home.  However, this was apparently not fast enough, and so I was told in the later email (received one hour after the email from WP that the comment was pending) that the message that I “didn’t want certain people commenting” was clearly received.  Considering the only comments I have EVER removed from my blog were spam, I was a bit surprised and replied, assuring this person that it was a misunderstanding and that I meant nothing of the sort.  However, the reply I received indicated that this person felt I was lying about it.

I can get (and reply to) emails on my phone, but my WordPress dashboard doesn’t work particularly well on my tiny phone screen, so I can’t approve comments until I am at home on the real computer.  And as I have no intention of giving up my life, I will sometimes be out of the house and away from the computer.  If that is too much to deal with, well, I suggest finding another blog to read.

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