I’ve recently removed the requirement for comments to be ‘moderated’ before they appear – on both my blogs.

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I didn’t consciously put them there when I first created the blogs but, getting emails asking for ‘approval’, I suddenly thought “Why do I need to approve them?”. It’s an unnecessary delaying step; if someone has taken the time to comment I’d ‘approve’ it anyway, whether I liked it or not. (more…)