Saturday, January 06, 2007

Blog etiquette?

So...if a blogger removes your comments from their comment space, without saying anything to you, should you just assume that you are no longer welcome to read/comment?

10 comments:

three minute palaver said...

first I would ask myself if it were the blogger themself or a mistake of blogger/blogspot? I sort of can't believe why a person would remove your comments? This has to be a mistake? surely?

three minute palaver said...

also, another thought, I think if a blogger wanted a particular reader/commenter to not read or comment anymore, then a better way to deal with it would be to write them a private email about the issues, rather than just deleting them with no rhyme or reason said first.

Mrs. Fun said...

not sure, hm. it could be something where they have to approve your comment before it pst and they havn't had time t check email.

My feelings would be hurt for sure if the comment was actually removed.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the others, Im sure it wasn't personal, just waiting to be approved or a blogger problem. I've had a few of them lately!

i know wordpress chews up comments that it thinks are spam, its happened to me!

Anonymous said...

I would definitely ask the person. I know I've deleted comments that I didn't mean to before. Fat fingers is my issue!

Anonymous said...

This actually happened to me recently. It was not a mistake and I emailed the admin of the blog, who I had been in mutual correspondence with for almost a year.

My comment HAD indeed offended her, but after she had deleted it, she felt bad about not saying anything and was glad I had emailed her questioning her about it.

There's only one way you will know, and that is to ask.

Anonymous said...

I would personally tell someone if I didn't want them to read/comment on my blog. I would ask the person if they meant to do it, if it was a mistake, if you offended them, etc. I think most people would be honest if asked.

R said...

I would definitely email and ask them what is up. I think it's sort of odd that someone would just remove it and not say anything, especially if they were a friend?

Anonymous said...

As paranoid as *I* am... I would feel terribly thinking that I had offended the person when I didn't mean too. So much of what we say can so easily be misconstruded. It's very difficult to properly deduce "tone" in a comment or email. I can't tell you how often I leave comments and then regret saying what I've said - or more accurately regret choosing the words I used. I'm not sure if I'd have the balls to ask about it though ... that's a tough one.

Anonymous said...

I know this was up a while ago, but I just had to comment to say that when you delete a post and put it back up the comments disappear, and when you edit a post, sometimes they stay and soemtimes they don't.
Wiht all the technical strangeness happening on the internet, like yesterday's Blogger outage, don't assume anyone is deleting you. Who the heck knows, eh?