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September 17, 2021

Down went my comment 8-(

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It's been a while since I've heard from annoyed and/or angry readers complaining that their boj comment had disappeared, oftimes accusing me of removing it.

The headline of this post is a reader's lament that came in yesterday regarding the comment below,


which when I went to investigate turned out to be right where it was supposed to be.

It's still there.

Go figure. 

For a while I had to address this problem in a post every couple weeks or months, when it was really bad.

Let me say again: since bookofjoe began on August 24, 2004 I have never, ever, removed a comment, no matter how hateful/insulting/nasty/profane/antagonistic/enraged.

Nor will I ever.

FunFact: I know of no other blog or website that posts all comments on the home page without screening them.

In fact, most blogs and websites long ago stopped allowing comments altogether because of the time and trouble required to review them.

I've always been kinda slow to twig.

But I digress.

For whatever reason, sometimes comments don't post, and occasionally they disappear.

Not my doing: TypePad's always had issues and always will.

But after reading a lot about WordPress and its many discontents, I still think I'm better off with the status quo.

nuf sed

September 17, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


I do not think this was the comment that I thought had disappeared. But I digress. I can still see my comments from waaay back in 2009, which means that indeed, BoJ tends to not delete comments, even those on a brink of nonsense.


Posted by: Tomasso | Sep 20, 2021 8:14:56 AM

Back, waaay back, in the olden days here at boj, my comments never ever disappeared, even sometimes when I wish some of them would have done, and much to the chagrin of probably way more than the few commenters who let me know in their comments that they'd be quite pleased to see all of mine disappear all of the time. I guess until the Random Comment Disappearer disappears me permanently, here I'll stay.

Posted by: Flautist | Sep 19, 2021 2:43:48 PM

Well, I wondered.
Many of my comments disappear, though they are not
OK, maybe a little antagonistic sometimes.

Posted by: Luke | Sep 19, 2021 9:34:45 AM

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