Late posting of comments

I asked my service provider to put in a facility to allow you to edit or correct a posting awaiting moderation. Unfortunately whilst this work is being done I cannot myself get access to any comments to post, so there will be a delay pending resolution of this technical problem. Please keep them coming  – I will catch up as soon as the system is free again.


  1. merlin
    September 5, 2012

    Thanks for that, John, at least I will not get my future contributions named and shamed, but to quote one of my favourite expressions which I came across fairly recently:-

    It’s amazing how successful you can be without being perfect.

    Look forward to the new correctable website hope its simple to use.

  2. Rebecca Hanson
    September 5, 2012

    Thanks for letting us know John. Is anyone in government looking into revising the law which prevents MPs getting help with their blogs?

    1. Alan Wheatley
      September 6, 2012

      How about a MPs Blogs co-operative, where by the Q&As of running one can be shared? I think a little public money towards the admin costs of running the co-operative would be acceptable: the Q&As could be made available to all aspirant bloggers.

    2. nicol sinclair
      September 6, 2012

      A very good point Ms Hanson, if I may say so?

  3. Electro-Kevin
    September 5, 2012

    It’s great to be able to edit.

    Thanks, Mr Redwood.

  4. lifelogic
    September 5, 2012

    Oh dear. Now I will have to correct all my spellings, punctuations and grammar as well I suppose, and have no excuse that I did it in a hurry and cannot correct.

  5. Brian Tomkinson
    September 5, 2012

    I find that many of my comments end up stuck in the “awaiting moderation” category. In fact there is one there now in your previous posting and it is timed at 7:45 a.m. on your clock. It is rather discouraging when this happens.

  6. Tad Davison
    September 5, 2012

    Ime pleesed to here it John, my spooling is attroshus at thymes. Neice to no eye can carrect it layter. I hop ewe donut fink Ime tekking the puss thow.


  7. alan jutson
    September 6, 2012

    I will probably still post in haste, and repent at leisure.

    So why not a simple spellcheck, or am I missing something ?

  8. nicol sinclair
    September 6, 2012

    I am less bothered about Lifelogic bothering (and, perhaps being embarrassed )about his spelling. I am more concerned by the time it takes to moderate. I understand that there is only one Moderator – JR. However, as I live & work in Nepal – 4.45 hours in Summer & 5.45 hours in Winter – ahead of UK, the moderation is not usually completed by the time that I go to bed.
    I hear you all say “So what?” but to me it is important that I am still up in time to respond to your replies to my replies…

    How about another trusty Moderator, JR?

  9. Atlas
    September 6, 2012


    May I make a suggestion for your blog?

    I suspect that quite a few like me would like a simple way to signal an ‘agree’ or ‘don’t agree’ with a posting or a reply without having to post a full reply. I’ve seen such scheme in action on other blogs. This might reduce the time you have to spend moderating.

    I must say I like the edit function. Several times I’ve pressed the ‘send’ button only to see a typo in the text !

    1. alan jutson
      September 6, 2012


      I have obviously missed the edit function !!

      1. Atlas
        September 7, 2012


        Yes so do I now… I’m certain one had appeared on this site??!!??

  10. Bazman
    September 7, 2012

    The number of edits is shown and will be noted by other commentators. Yeah, but no, but etc.

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