If you are posting your very first comment at the Cat it won’t appear until I approve it. If your very first comment is indistinguishable from Spam it probably won’t appear.
If you can’t spell your name or email address then the Cat system may think you are a new commenter. The system will then hold your comment for approval. You’d be surprised how often this happens.
You need to use the same user name and email address for all your comments on this blog. The system will hold your comment for approval if you change your name or email details.
If you include too many links in your post, the Cat system will hold your comment for approval.
If you use one of a number of “rude words” your comment will be held for approval. These include the c-bomb and allegations of criminality that involve sexual perversions. If you believe that public figures or any other person has committed an offense notify the police and not the readership of the Cat.
Remember to check ☑️ the Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment box before you post your comment, if you want to see the comment, soon after you have posted it.
If your comment does not appear, one of two things may have occurred.
1. Your comment is in moderation – I will see it at some stage and probably approve it.
2. Your comment is in the Spam filter – I don’t check the spam filter; I usually just delete everything in it. Or your comment could have been binned by WordPress for some reason. If you think you are in the Spam filter or Bin, post a comment specifying the time and some detail about the comment that did not appear.
Comments in the moderation queue or those in the filters will be checked and approved when I am online. This may take time. Please be patient.