Some comments offered during November, December and January were -- inadvertently -- not published until this morning. Those correspondents deserved better, and deserve an explanation.
Comments concerning vintage InfiPosts (the aging period is a week or 10 days or something similar, established by off-the-shelf software) are moderated. The reason: We want to read those comments, and are disinclined to comb the archives periodically to find them. An alert that "this proposed comment requires moderation" is therefore handy.
So far, memory indicates, rejected comments have uniformly involved tattoo promotions, tattoo removal promotions and sketchy offers for prescription medications whose promoters have managed to transform government-mandated health warnings ("if you can't tame it within four hours . . .") into their best sales pitch.
This morning, however, we noticed for the first time a "Spam" folder. A millisecond later, we noticed that it held contents. Most of the contents constituted spam of predictable nature, but others were legitimate comments that had languished for days, weeks, or months.
The explanation: We erred because didn't know what we were (or weren't) doing.
We intend to avoid recurrence of this problem. We apologize to correspondents we disserved and to readers denied (until this morning) some of the site's better content.
Infinonytune: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, U2
The Laziest Son-of-a-bitch on the Planet
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