A Quick Note About “Disappearing Comments”

spam1.jpgWe’ve recently discovered that there were about 25 comments mistakenly marked as spam — and they were mixed in with the usual real spam that touts fake pills, pleas for help from Nigerian princes, dating sites and the like.  I’ve had to set the filters to be quite strict, as SFN is a popular destination and scammers want to piggyback and take advantage of that and flood the place with free ads for their particular brand of crap.   Unfortunately, it catches legitimate posts from time to time and those comments can get lost in the mix until one of us finds the time to go and dig them out and sets them free.

So if you write something and you see that it is tagged for moderation and then the post doesn’t appear after a short while,  then please take the time to drop an email to the site’s admins so they can take a look.


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16 Responses to A Quick Note About “Disappearing Comments”

  1. beowolf 03/27/2008 at 8:59 AM #

    If, however, you write a chirping stupid stream-of-noxiousness rant cursing players, coaches, and fans, and especially if you’ve been warned about such in the past, then the spam filter won’t be why your gem was taken down.

    This will serve, at least, until the Stupid Filter becomes available.

  2. RAWFS 03/27/2008 at 9:05 AM #

    ^ Hey now, I was wondering why some of my comments had just gone into the aether. 😉

    Seriously, what Beowulf says is true. The mods and site owners here try to keep the conversations both civil and meaningful, one reason why SFN is very clearly evolved from the various Monkey Boards across the ‘Net. This is a place where there are good entries and good discussions and not a place to throw temper tantrums.

  3. highstick 03/27/2008 at 9:44 AM #

    Ok, that explains it. I know some of mine were probably deleted “for cause” when I blew my cool because of lack of performance by the team and lack of management by the BOT and Administration, but some disappeared that were totally mild and “on point”. Thought we might have been invaded by the “Thought Police”!

  4. packbackr04 03/27/2008 at 10:07 AM #

    you communists!

    im reminded of the movie Snatch. When Turk keeps ragging his buddy about “zee Germans”

  5. RAWFS 03/27/2008 at 10:39 AM #

    ^ Ha! Some of the comments about Lee Fowler through the years might have Brick Top feeding us to his pigs.

  6. packbackr04 03/27/2008 at 11:03 AM #

    “hence the expression, as greedy as a pig”

  7. Elrod 03/27/2008 at 11:19 AM #

    What I want to know is, who put the Spam in the laptop and how did you get it out?

  8. RAWFS 03/27/2008 at 12:21 PM #

    ^ Good question. I’ve had that picture laying around for a while, but I didn’t take it.

  9. Texpack 03/27/2008 at 1:23 PM #

    Thanks for the information. I know I’ve had this happen to me a couple of times in the last 3-4 weeks. The internets, ebay, and e-mail are full of trash so you have to keep your filters on.

  10. sfpack 03/27/2008 at 1:45 PM #
  11. Afterglow 03/27/2008 at 3:00 PM #

    It would be cool if Lee Fowler were mistakenly marked as spam.

  12. StateFans 03/27/2008 at 4:04 PM #

    ^ What would be a ‘mistake’ about that?


  13. WolfAce 03/27/2008 at 4:09 PM #

    Yeah I was the first one to post the GoPack link to Lee Fowler’s award of excellence in yall’s article bashing the ineptness of Uncle Jed.

    When it magically disappeared I just figured some mod at SFN didn’t like me.

  14. Afterglow 03/27/2008 at 4:24 PM #

    Magically delicious?

  15. wufpup76 03/27/2008 at 5:31 PM #

    Forgive the off topic post – but Thank God Sweet 16 Thursday is here!

    Let’s go Wazzu!!!!

  16. Elrod 03/28/2008 at 12:18 PM #

    I feel soiled after looking at that photo and reading the short article. I’m not sure I would have wanted to listen to the table talk.

    LF: OK, guys, y’all are aware that I know all there is to know about college basketball, right? So, just ask what you need to know about.

    BP: Lee, how about passing the croutons?

    JN: Lee, can you tell us the quickest way to get out of Memphis? You know, with all the riff-raff there, sometimes it is just hard to get out of town with your hubcaps on, and you know how Hertz is about their cars.

    LF: What are croutons?

    BP: Those crunchy things next to your left elbow.

    LF: Left elbow? You know, I had a kid once who could hit 30% of his shots from the left elbow. Does anyone need me to coach up a kid on how to do it?

    JN: Check, please!

    LF: I once saw a hockey player do one of those. I could probably figure out how to do that and show …..

    I just can’t do anymore.

    Oh, could anyone here photoshop Jed into a can of spam?

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