Wednesday, October 15, 2008

top ten

Have you ever taken the time to post a comment on someone's blog, only to come back later and find your comment has been deleted? I've recently pondered this very thing and came up with these top 10 reasons why your comment might be deleted.

10. It's obvious you just want someone to visit your blog.

9. You're such a potty mouth.

8. Your profile image is dumb.

7. Your comment was completely irrelevant to the discussion.

6. Nice try, but I can still tell it's spam.

5. Your same comment appeared more than once (ya big dummy!)

4. Your comment had so many typos it appeared to be a foreign language.

3. Your comment was too long. Get your own blog.

2. Your comment was sexual in content, but you didn't include any contact information.

1. You're an idiot and no one wants to hear what you have to say anyway.

10 comments:

Cocotte said...

It's never happened to me, but when I see, "comment deleted by administrator" I just figure someone wrote something really inappropriate.

Are there trolls in bloggerland like message boards get?

MJ said...

Hilarious list!

Desmond Jones said...

The only reasons I've ever deleted someone's comment from my blog are

1) spam, and

2) they accidentally duplicated their comment.

I suppose if someone left a really, REALLY disgustingly vile inappropriate comment, I might delete it, but I'm usually content to let their words stand as a monument to their, uh, whatever-ness. . .

Therese in Heaven said...

I've never had a comment of mine deleted that I'm aware of, but I did delete someone's comment once. I think most people in our neighborhood are pretty nice, so thankfully that hasn't really been an issue.

FTN said...

Regarding #2, does that mean that if I leave an overly sexual comment, I need to make sure to leave contact information so you can get ahold of me? :-)

Phyllis Renée said...

Cocotte - I know I've been guilty of accidently posting a comment twice and when I discovered it I deleted the duplicate myself. And I don't know about trolls, but sometimes I wonder about ogres :o)

MJ - Welcome! And thanks. It was a fun way to process my own insecurities from a deleted comment.

Desmond - Yeah, I don't remember ever deleting someone's comment unless it was spam or a dulplicate. It's probably just me, but I want to know *why* a legitimate comment of mine was deleted. I'm weird like that.

Therese - No one would dare delete one of you comments. You're such a sweety . . . and you like machine guns :o)

Phyllis Renée said...

FTN - You sneaked in a comment. And, dang it, I've tried to write three different replies, but they all would be taken wrong. So I'm just going to delete your comment. Ha!

Xavier said...

Well, I've only been deleted twice and that was for, well, falling into discussions that were 'one the edge' that I tried to inject some sense into ..... :-)


Or so I thought ....

Phyllis Renée said...

XI, man, that'd be like trying to talk down someone getting ready to jump . . . and then they did. Scary.

Xavier said...

Yeah, though they'd classify it as #1 on your list ......