J, not too old for that outfit, is done dealing with commentary she doesn’t like. Less than a month after declaring “I view “negative” things as a chance to grow”, she has decided to on a new comment policy to prevent anything not “happy and upbeat” from appearing on her site.
Though “another possible option…is closing down comments altogether”, she says she decided that would be “letting the bad apples win”. Instead, she will do what so many other bloggers have done in the past – approve comments by hand.
I’ve had no restrictions on comments for the past two years but…as of yesterday afternoon, comments now go through moderation before they are published.
Instituting a manual approval system for comments has the been the beginning of the end for many blogs, so good luck to her. Maybe she can ask $herdawg for tips on time management now that 90% of her day will be spent staring at her Disqus queue.