If you click the link, a message will go to me, the blog owner. But guess what: I can’t do anything about the problem. The “questionable” post isn’t held for my approval. It doesn’t exist in the system, it’s merely rejected so I as admin never see it unless you the poster mail it to me. And look at the text of this post: I have no idea why it’s questionable, and what I as a poster should do to try to fix it.
How did I get this posted eventually? It was no small workaround, I’ll tell you. I changed the text body to the word “fish”, then posted that. Then I went into the tool and replaced the word “fish” with the desired comment post. I first tried replacing one potentially questionable word after another in the orginal post, but eventually gave up after five rejected attempts and used a placeholder. Please don’t ask me why the word “fish”. That’s just how it is. We’ve all got our personal foobars.
It’s particularly painful to me as the site moderator because I feel I’m represented as someone who disapproves of the post, yet could be talked into posting it if I was contacted. Instead I’m someone who is fine with the post yet cannot do anything simple about getting it up. If I didn’t love you, my dear commenters (even when you are mean!) I think I’d just say fergetaboudit and turn off comments. I’m not sure what is worse; comment spam or MT’s fighting of it.
I’ve restrained myself so far in expressing how painful I find MT because I adore adore adore the staff that I know over there. But I lambast yahoo, google and realplayer every time they are moronic. Criticism sometimes leads to improved behavior. I pray it will here. Because this product sucks.