I thought I should post a short note on ‘comments’ made on the site.
Thus far I have been really happy about the commenting going on–I learn more from the comments than from anything else–and I am guessing that is true of everyone.
When you comment your name and email are your log ins. The 1st time someone posts I have to approve the post–after that it is automatically approved. If the name and email are not identical to the approved post it gets kicked to me for approval prior to showing up on the site. So the message here is use the same name and email each time (you can use any name and email–we don’t really care–and we don’t save any emails etc for any use whatsoever).
If you embed a link in your post then it will have to be approved by me. While I could turn this feature off we would likely be inundated (over time) with more and more bots posting links of all sorts and soon the comments would become as useless as Yahoo Finance became. I just glance at the links posted and then approve–maybe 99%–we have had a few I have deleted.
Of course this means that if a different name or email is used or a link is posted it could be a few hours before it is approved since one can’t be on the computer 24/7.