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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Wine Blog

For John, BLUFOn the Internet they ask for a lot of stuff without telling you why.  Why?  Nothing to see here; just move along.

I am not a follower of The [Lowell] Sun wine blog, by Editor Jim Campanini, but I did read the recent post, "On Her Wine Goddess’ Secret Service"

I liked it.  It was well written and had a tie-in to current events.  I was amused.  And, as a blogger I know that feedback is appreciated, so I went to post a comment:

I liked it.

I am interested in knowing.  Everyone asks for one's website when posting a comment, but what is done with that information?

Regards  —  Cliff

The page told me that it suspected me of writing spam and rejected me.  I called The Sun, but several hours later no one has gotten back to me.  That is OK, but I am left with my question regarding the way some blogs, when you log in to make a comment, ask you for your "web site".  The request for a name (the name you are blogging under) makes sense.  At a given site one should be consistent in the use of a pen name—in my case I make it easy by using the one my parents gave me.  And, the request for an EMail as a way of doing a quick screening also makes sense.

It is the web page request that doesn't make sense.  Sometimes it isn't convenient for me to put down my web page and I leave that area blank, but still my comment gets posted.  This time I cut and pasted my web page URL and got shut out.  Why the web page?  What use are they making of it?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Regards  —  Cliff

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