Do you censor comments? While I do delete the occasional bit of spam and any ‘double comments’, I don’t ever censor comments (and thankfully at the moment I’m not getting enough spam to have to pre-moderate). But I’ve noticed others do… I’ve had comments of mine deleted/adjusted, for reasons I’m genuinely not sure about, and it has made me ponder a bit on the whole censorship issue. I notice Maggi has said she filters ‘blatant abuse, and all spam and marketing’. What do other do? Sometimes I wish people would say anything – too many lurkers ;p
If people write nonsense in comments, does that reflect on the blog owner? Conversations in real life are impossible to censor, relying on trust and people to pull others back in line when they step out. So should online conversations be censored in a different way? And if so, why?
Be interested to know what others think on this. [ And I promise nothing will be censored 😉 ]