Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Welcome to the Delete-O-Meter

In the spirit of transparency, we proudly introduce the (drum roll please...) Delete-O-Meter.

This new, permanent feature of the TSA blog will update on a monthly basis the number of posts we have deleted during moderation

While we’re on the subject of deleted posts, it’s important to know why we do delete some posts. It all breaks down to the following reasons:
  • Spam - It wasn't bad when the blog first rolled out, but now we get nearly 100 spam comments a day at times.
  • Personal attacks (on both officers and passengers)
  • Profanity (and I thought some sailors knew how to curse)
  • Long embedded url strings (only because it messes up the format of the blog)
  • Threats (enough said on this one)
  • Duplicate posts (hitting submit 12 times won't make the comment appear any faster)
  • Off-topic comments
  • Sensitive information (TSA folks explaining exact procedures that could aid someone wishing to do us harm)
Other than that, all's fair in love and blogging.

Blogger Bob
TSA Blog Team