by Hoke Smart on behalf of Murderati
Hello everyone. For those of you expecting another fantastic insight into the life of Pari Noskin Taichert, I am sorry to disappoint. However, today’s post is a pressing matter that means a great deal to the Murderati family.
My name is Hoke Smart, and I am the support guy behind Murderati. I’ve been working with the group for almost a year now keeping things running smoothly on this site and through our social media outlets. As many of you are currently aware, there have been a litany of issues related to posting comments in response to the threads published by your ‘Rati Authors.
First, I want to apologize for the troubles many of you have had making comments. I know I speak for the entire group when I say that we enjoy reading the variety of comments and feedback each of you makes on a post. It livens the discussion and helps promote future ideas for posts. As a group, we have discussed at length the recent issues and I’ve been charged with trying to resolve this once and for all.
Second, I want to discuss the moderation mechanism for comments. Most blog engines, including the one that is used by Murderati, employ some sort of moderation script. This is to prevent an overdose of SPAM comments on blog entries by and large but these scripts sometimes filter out proper comments that are relative to the topic. In our case, these comments get put in a hold state until I approve them from the backend of the site. I am working on a better way for this moderation structure to work, but we need your help.
The point of today’s post is rather simple. If you read this post, leave a comment, please. The subject matter of your comment doesn’t really matter for this purpose. Post a link to a favorite author’s site. Provide a new home cooking recipe for us to attempt. Offer a good wine selection for your favorite meal. Today, the comments are the star of this post.
If you receive a notification that your comment is being held for approval, then I should find it when I access the backend of the site. My goal is to collaborate with our blog engine provider to identify exactly why certain comments are moderated. If your comment does not post for some reason or you receive any sort of error message, I would like to ask you to take an additional step. Please send me an e-mail explaining what your comment was and what time you attempted to post. Our provider can better assist us with this if they know when these issues occur and can review the logs to figure out what prevented a comment from publishing.
My e-mail address is smartacusLLc at gmail dot com and I’ll reply to let you know that I received the notice.
Once again, I apologize on behalf of Murderati for the recent issues and I encourage you to post whatever comment comes to mind so that we can hopefully remedy this problem on a more permanent basis.
Comments will remain open on this post through Sunday, June 17th. Thanks in advance for participating and we appreciate you visiting Murderati.