It has always been my policy to allow all comments, unfiltered, to appear on this blog. The only ones that have ever been deleted are those that have been obvious advertising or spam. I always liked the fact that my comments appear immediately on some blogs, rather than taking a few hours. Feels more like a conversation.
Unfortunately, the level of advertising and spam has reached unmanageable levels. Having spent the last two hours manually deleting 30 pieces of advertising from various old posts, I have regretfully decided to switch to an approvals system for comments.
I hope this does not affect your enjoyment of Permanent Style. My approvals policy will be the same as my deletion policy. All genuine comments are welcome. I am an explorer, a relative beginner, and always want to hear other people’s opinions and experiences.