One of the onerous jobs one has when running a blog like this is "moderating" comments. I USED to have an "open door" policy about comments - anyone, including "anonymous", could post anything they wanted.
Unfortunately, some users abused this trust by planting "comment spam"on my site, so I had to take the unpleasant, (but necessary), step of forbidding any hyperlinks on my site(s). For a more detailed explanation of this, please see my earlier posting We Interrupt This Blog For An Important Announcement.
I don't know why, maybe people don't read the BIG disclaimer prior to creating a post, or maybe it's a part of their signature, but I still get comments with embedded hyperlinks. To make matters worse, Blogger will not let me edit comments. Period. Even if it's only to X-out a few %$#@!'s here or there.
This puts me in the unpleasant position of having to delete comments that might otherwise contain useful content, simply because they contain active hyperlinks.
So, please hearken to my plea:
If you want to get comments approved, don't include hyperlinks!
What say ye?