Because some types of comments contain information that is harmful to me, my readers, or the community at large. And other types of content are spammy, and have the potential to make my site look like spam.
Comments I don't publish include:
- Foul language
- Descriptions of violence
- Racist language
- Sexist language
- Off-topic comments that don't pertain to the blog post I wrote (think: "Great piece! Check out my bow-tie sales site in New Jersey!")
- Overt sales pitches (much like the above)
If a comment you wrote has been blocked and you disagree with that, see this page for contact information. I'm happy to hear your side of things.
(Thanks to Copyblogger for the reminder that I needed this disclosure!)