Stats on July’s deleted blog comments
In the interests of openness, we have compiled statistics for the posts we have deleted from the blog last month, July 2007, broken down according to person and type of comment. We have only listed those who had three or more comments deleted. There was one person with two comments deleted, and six 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 received 104 comments in July, six were automatically removed by spam software, and we have deleted 22, so just over 20 percent of them. This is a very high figure and can be attributed to one persistent poster, who contributed 11 of the deleted posts during a month in which there were few comments, most likely attributable to the summer holidays. Nearly half the comments were spam.
The stats are given in tables below:
Deleted comments on blog — July 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.