Alex, I dunno. These days I’m sorting out about 25 spam comments from every real comment, and the spammers are getting better and better at posting spam comments that look like real comments — especially short one liners.
If you’ve had a comment not make it through moderation, it’s real possible it got lost in the anti-spam process. Longer comments that mention the subject matter of the post do better; shorter ones that only make sense in context sometimes don’t catch my eye when I’m deleting page after page of “Nice blog, isn’t she hot!” robot efforts.
I’d estimate that I delete a real comment by accident about once every three days. I’m sorry when it happens, but I just don’t know how to prevent it.
I think Bacchus is right. I noticed that a comment on the “eel sex” post was really more appropriate for the posting on THIS page (I liked the “SPLORCH” sound…), before I even read these comments here.
My computer (or browser?) often has some sort of auto-fill feature that fills in the “Website” box with the URL of my LAST Erosblog posting, without me even clicking on anything, or typing anything. If I don’t catch it before it’s too late, it goes out to Bacchus with the wrong addy attached. Oddly, at first it shows up as having been posted on the correct page though, with a “comment waiting for moderation” tag on it, as do other of my posts that are correctly addressed.
I don’t know whether or not they appear correctly tagged on Bacchus’s end or not, because sometimes they are later posted on the correct page, and other times they are apparently deleted (possibly because they are odd comments if incorrectly matched). I’m sure I’m not the only one with this auto-fill problem. I’m not computer savvy enough to figure out if it’s a sometimes annoying feature caused on my end, or whether it’s a feature of the Erosblog comment-posting “mechanism” itself…