A quick word to those of you reading this blog in a language other than English

Hello, non-English-speaking members of the Author! Author! community –

Lately, I have noticed that a number of you have been attempting to post comments in your native languages. I realize that my site is available in translation, but unfortunately, my spam-screening program reads any comment written in a language other than English as spam.

I realize that this creates a difficulty for those of you reading in translation, especially bloggers who have been kind enough to link to this site. (I do occasionally try to follow the links back when a website is listed, so I know that there are bloggers around the globe who have tried to leave comments here.) However, since it’s very, very common for spam comments to be written in languages other than English, if I shut down the screening program, my readers would be inundated with hundreds of advertisements on each post.

As a result, only comments in English may be posted here. My apologies for the inconvenience to those of you reading this in, say, Russian, and I hope the day will come soon when a more advanced screening program (or a blogging program with two-way translation capacity) will allow us to exchange thoughts more freely.

For the rest of the guidelines for posting comments here, please see my post on the subject. Keep up the good work!

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