The [very] few of you who have commented on my blog over the years know a secret - I don't moderate the comments here. The go up immediately. I read all the comments after they go up and would pull any TOTALLY inappropriate ones .... but I've never had to pull any comments yet.
OBVIOUSLY my readers ROCK. And maybe my wards keep the spammers away, I dunno.
I bring this up because I read other blogs - some regularly, some as I see an interesting link. I also comment on those blogs if I have something to ask or say. And 20 hours ago I asked the author of a blog to cite her sources on a definition and claim she made. I'm still waiting for my question to make it out of 'moderation limbo'.
Oh, it's very clear that the author knows my question is there - in checking for new comments here I can see what site readers come from. And I saw the hits from the ADMINISTRATIVE level of her blog.
Being in moderation limbo isn't a problem for me. I'm flexible enough to win at that dance .... and get a blog post out of it. Because I want MY reputation to be that of being open, above board, honorable, not that of hiding disagreements behind the scenes and in electronic limbo.
But that's just me.