“Waiting for Moderator Approval” has 2 meanings to me although I’m sure there are more. 1.) When I set up my Blog this was the “Default setting” and either I didn’t realize it or just haven’t gotten around to changing it. 2.) I want to have complete control “In advance” of what someone has posted because a.) I might find it offensive b.) it might embarrass me or diminish my position
Though not a scientific survey, it has been my experience that most of these Blogs are hosted by “Professing Christians” . This is quite in line with the tradition of their religion to control speech and eliminate it whenever it goes against their beliefs.
To be more specific, I have experienced this with “Professing Christians” who think that what they believe has a “factual basis” and not to be questioned by a mere mortal like me.
What intrigues me about these “bloggers” is that they seem to get some sort of satisfaction when they are being attacked personally (which I try not to do) but they take extreme offense if you use evidence to refute their claims.
I have had these “bloggers” remove my comments over the most trivial things because 1.) they didn’t want their “little koolaid drinking followers” to find out they were wrong 2.) their unbridled arrogance just couldn’t allow someone’s corrective comment to be published.
What’s funny about this is the Moderator of a Blog can remove anything they wish anytime they wish without having to use “Waiting for Moderator Approval”
Have you ever had a comment removed from a blogsite ?
Am I being too “anal” about this ? Maybe I take blogging too seriously and need to “get a life” 🙂