Recently there have been a few comments deleted and that seem to have irked a few people. On occasion, we have felt the need to remove things that are so hateful as to have no value, at least from this contributor's viewpoint, one I think is shared by the other members of San-O Daze. I can't remember the last time I did that. Recently, we have had a few posts in the comments that were ads for websites, selling all kinds of things. They had absolutely nothing to do with the original posts, although that is not so unusual around here.
These ads are done by "bots", software programs where a machine is dedicated to going out on the web and inputting their crap automatically, to put it in plain English (I hope). Because we do not use a word verification visual to authenticate that it is actually a human at a keyboard, that junk gets through and we delete it. I usually just delete it forever so that absolutely nothing remains(hear me guys?) and nobody is the wiser. Some of the recent things, like the Rick Roberts comment, were also done by a bot. It must have gone looking for any site or blog that mentioned immigration and made it's posting in the comments section. Since those comments were somewhat along the lines of the original posting, they were left alone.
So please stop your whining about deleted comments. Do you want us to turn on the word verification option? Then whenever you want to comment, you will be forced to input whatever characters are shown into a verification box. That seems like it may be beyond some of our readers so that is why it is off.