I am in the mood for a little bitching so today, I pick Sooi2 suggested topic eventhough I just posted another one earlier.
Irritating comments in blogs – should you or should you not delete it off?
Someone wise taught me – Internet has long memory. Whatever is said, will be remembered for a long time. Whatever has been done, no one will forget.
And another wise thing I learn is you are what you commented. I.e. you can judge a person’s personality after following the person’s comment on the blogsphere for sometime. It is not hard to see how some will pepper the whole blogsphere with their quotes. Pigi dah, don’t give me the cliche of Do not judge, lest you be judge.
(play acting oni lah)
So, let’s break the irritating comments into few things:
Firstly, thank God for the [tag]Wordpress[/tag] suberb [tag]spam[/tag] control (Askimet), no one new and a virgin commentor (i.e. those who never commented before) gets through without going into the ‘sentencing’ box (moderation). So, a blogger using WP with Askimet is pretty safe. I had been taught by someone wise that it is my responsibility to see that all my readers come to my blog for an enjoyment and not traumatised by trolls comments. Or be involved in a heated debate. I owe it to all my regular readers to see nice-nice, pwetty-pwetty flowery words and not muds all over. So, yeah, I do delete things that I don’t like to read. After all, it is my space and my money.
Secondly, I normally grit my teeth and try not to bite back eventhough when I really, really feel like it. And when I do, it is usually sayonara. For e.g. after a while reading your blog, some people will think they are familiar with you and they know you inside out. Then, they will drag in your sons and husbands, ancestors and apply them into a certain situation. Say I ranted about a certain someone dilemma and some smart ass will give some one liners ( which they deem friendly) – Ouhh..aren’t you doing that to your atm? This is one group of blokes whom I cannot stand – i.e. people who talks (write) on my comment box like they know the real me. Puadah!
That brings in the third group – No one has the right to apply any situation to the blogger’s spouse or children. For e.g. if a blogger ranted about the spouse, it is very rude for others to come by and give bad and rude suggestions on how to deal with it. Peeples, are you aware that the spouse may be reading and what kind of reaction they may get if he/she reads your comments? E.g. “Stop your wife from going out or banned her spending” or something idiotic like that. Morons!
Fourthly, there are some very smearing campaign or even racist remarks which can cause other readers to feel slighted. So, delete them by all means. *hit heart with full of semangat*
From my reading on the SEO/probloggers’ blogs, commentors are the customers. They are always right. So, if you look closely, those blogs who are professional (MINE IS NOT) blogs, never refute their commentors’ comments. But they always advise others to delete them before the comment gets through.
Lastly, there are bunches of people who thinks our blog is a public toilet. They think they can come and shit and go as they like. No. A personal blog tended with care (like mine) is a home. The door is only open to those who are well-mannered. So, I can’t understand why some bloggers can stand their stupid commentors making unflattering remarks about themselves (the bloggers). I say – KILL THEM OFF, if you don’t know how, ask the evil, kill-people-no-blood 5xmom. Muahahahar, this is just to make the blogsphere shwweeeter. No point leaving bad comments for all your future readers to read, you know? It is your space, your image. That bad comment is going to stay there for eternity so why leave it as a little thorn in the flesh? Tell them, Tak suka? Blah!
*now….where is the delete button?*