Stats on blog comment deletions
In the interests of openness, we have compiled statistics for the posts we have deleted from the blog last month, March 2007, broken down according to person and type of comment. We have only listed those who had three or more comments deleted. There were five people with two comments deleted, and 19 with just one comment deleted.
The figures do not perfectly represent what appears on the blog as comments that are made to a deleted comment also do not appear on the site, so while the responding comment may have been perfectly reasonable, it will not appear.
In total the site has received 1,022 comments in March, and we have deleted 84, so just over 8 percent of them. This is far too high a ratio and can be explained by one persistent poster who made 45 (54 percent) of the deleted comments. Without that one person, we have deleted 4.5 percent of comments. Even this we believe is an unusually high number that can be explained by the strong feelings surrounding the problems with registrar RegisterFly and subsequent emotional responses on the blog.
The stats are given in tables below:
Deleted comments on blog — March 2007
Type of comment
Above are the deleted comments broken down according to type. These types are outlined in our Comment Policy. We may add or remove types over time as the situation demands.