Friday, September 16, 2011

A Note on the Comments

Altercation and disagreementI’ve just discovered that some would-be commenters are unaware of our new policy here at Gates of Vienna: We now moderate comments.

In other words, all comments have to be pre-approved by Dymphna or me before they appear on the blog. This helps screen out provocateurs, prevents vituperation, and limits the general trolling.

Since I was out most of the day, I’m busy reading the submitted comments now. Those which stay within our guidelines will appear on their respective posts shortly.

For future reference, bear in mind that wait times for comments may vary. The hours between 1:00am and 8:00am Eastern (7.00 to 14.00 CET) may be frustrating for night owls (or Europeans and Australians), because we are normally asleep then.

For an explanation of our guidelines for comments, see this post.