Why your responses sometimes are not getting through

You would not believe the garbage that gets dumped into the “comments” section of a blog.

There are messages in Russian and Chinese that run to several thousand words, tons of posts trying to get me to buy NFL jerseys or Michael Jordan shoes, gobbledygook that puts key words into unintelligible phrases for reasons I can’t understand, and streams of generic computer-generated comments claiming to love the post but actually having no reference to the post while trying to get me to click on and approve them for some arcane cyber hustling purpose.

This is all above my pay grade and even farther above my interest level. I just wish they’d go away.

But they don’t.

So, rather than weed them out one by one, I periodically have my webmaster install spam blockers. But these too often block legitimate messages from you readers. This is what has been happening lately. My apologies. We have taken off the spam blockers, so you can comment again without fear of being blocked. I never edit or refuse legitimate comments, no matter what the point of view. You will once again be able to see your responses posted unless you are in fact selling nylon stockings from Singapore or wishing to share pictures of yourself from Irkutsk.

Thanks for staying with me. I appreciate you all.

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