Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The slowest blog on the internets

I'm a pretty frequent commenter over at the TU Capitol Confidential blog. They have a strange way of running things over there. They hold comments, and presumably review them, before they post the comments to the blog. This results in ridiculous delays between submitting a comment and seeing it posted on the blog.

For example, there is this post about a poll in the 20th Congressional District race. The time stamp on the post is 10/16 at 7:37 pm. As of 11:15 AM on 10/17, there were no comments posted. Now, as of 11:30 AM on 10/17, there are eight comments posted. The time stamps on the comments range from 9:35 PM on the 16th to 10:20 AM today.

So, for the first commenter, that is about a 12 hour delay in seeing her comment posted.

Strange.

The TU blog: the stalled vehicle on the information superhighway.

I won't even get into how they conduct their review of comments. That's a whole 'nother topic.

2 Comments:

Blogger fed up in upstate said...

I think it's b/c Liz Benjamin does the reviewing, and if she can't make it, Jachonowitz does it. They don't have full time person watching the blog.

Thu Oct 19, 08:32:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Lame Man said...

I believe you're right. I find it frustrating when there is some bit of GOP troll poop as the last posted comment in a thread, and hours go by without seeing any additional comments.

(Of course, when my comments are the last one on there, it's all good. But that's another story.)

Thu Oct 19, 03:49:00 PM EDT  

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