January 26, 2021

Site Update: Thanks for your patience (or, “I don’t like Spam!”)


It is likely that many of you have experienced delays seeing your comments appear in recent days when commenting on Internet Monk.

It seems we are going through one of the periodic spam onslaughts that affect us.

Please be assured, your comments are not being intentionally held. We do not generally practice active moderation of comments. If and when we do, you will always know it because we will state it in the post.

It appears that what is happening is that some comments get caught up with the large volume of spam in the spam filter. Those that appear possibly legitimate are put in the “pending” list and those that don’t go straight to the spam folder. The “pending” comments must be approved by an administrator before they appear publicly. I try to get to them as soon as I can, but there may be some delays as my employer does ask that I do at least a little work each day.

I have noticed that including links in your comment will make it more likely to be held, so you might want to avoid that, at least for the time being. Other than that, I see no rhyme or reason for why your particular comment might be held, and I assume it is simply because it came in at the same time a wave of spam hit.

Thanks for your patience. The site is handling spam well, but it does have its limits. “I don’t like Spam!”


  1. Robert F says

    Back to the title of the post before last: I’d rather open a can of worms than a can of Spam.

  2. I am not computer savvy so maybe I am doing something wrong, any ideas would be appreciated. I have internet monk on my bookmark bar, when I click on it it takes me to the post from the day before. Same thing happens when I use Safari or google and it will not let me go to current post. Weird.

  3. I like fried spam…..


  4. I also like fried Oklahoma Roundsteak.

  5. BTW, where’s Ramblings? I’ll have a Spam, Spam, Spam, Piper, Spam, Spam, Driscoll, Spam, Spam, Ken Ham, Spam, Spam, Robertson, Spam, Spam, Mohler, Spam, Spam, Spam, please.

  6. Ali Griffiths says

    As we are talking about comments I would really appreciate someone telling me now I can make sure I get an alert for replies or new comments when I post a comment on an article as I can’t work out how to do this on this site. I’m probably missing something obvious but if someone could tell me I’d be very grateful.

    All I have to do now is to remember to come back and check this sometime!

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