Irritation. Sadness that people waste their time posting spam comments. Anger that I have to spend my valuable time dealing with them.
First, I trust that if you have ever seen a trackback or comment on this blog that is inappropriate, you will understand that it belongs in the above category and that I just hadn’t dealt with it yet.
Second, this recent experiment with 100% open comments isn’t working. So, from now on, comments are open, but will remain unpublished until I review them. That way, spam comments will not get through and legitimate comments will only be delayed by the time it takes for me to see the email and approve the comment.
So, I continue to welcome legitimate comments and feedback on any article or post on this blog.