I did something this morning that I’ve rarely had to do: Deleted a comment that had made it past Spam Karma 2.
I didn’t tag it as spam, because it wasn’t clearly spam. But I did consider it offtopic and mildly offensive, an all-lower-case rant. It wasn’t a case of disagreeing with me; it was a case of being disagreeable.
I maintain open commenting, which is becoming rarer (I think). I intend to feel free to delete comments that I regard as inappropriate.
As for trackbacks, those were originally allowed but didn’t appear; now they’re explicitly disallowed, as a second line of defense for the thousands (literally) of spam trackback attempts. (Spam Karma’s number at the foot of the page is real, unfortunately.)
I seem to have a new problem (is this a “lazyweb” call for help? dunno): I’m no longer getting email when a comment appears. Since I’m not likely to check W.a.r. more than once a day or so (and a whole lot less than once a day if I’m offline, e.g. during ALA or vacations), that may mean that comments don’t get read and responded to (or deleted, as necessary) for a while. I do read every comment, when I see them. I’d love to know how to get the mail notification to work again…I’m guessing it’s some interaction between Spam Karma and WP’s discussion settings.
That’s it: No big deal. (Oh, as for the informal ALA New Orleans post: It appears that the post to LITA-L never made it, for reasons unknown. If someone else wants to copy that text, or just the airport-related portion, to LITA-L or any other list, be my guest; just say “Walt Crawford sez” or something of the sort. Jessamyn’s comment indicates that not-wildly-unreasonably-priced tickets are still available from some cities for some dates, but that may not last long.)