Okay comment moderation seems increasingly widespread. To me it's against the whole principles of blogging but whatever.
Worse still, I went to leave a message on Lifehacker and was asked to "audition" first to be a commenter. Audition? Really? I was half way through writing a rude message when I decided to rise above it.
Recently on a couple of blog posts I have had vague issues with the accuracy of what had been written so I left a querying message. When I checked back later the blog post had been changed, the mistake corrected and my comment gone. No recognition of the comment and no acknowledgment of the change.
But far far far, worse than all of these are bloggers who simply ignore their comments. Why would you do that? Do they think your point is beneath them? Do they see their contribution as just the blog post and nothing more?
I don't get it. Worse still, they give a warm welcome to friends' comments which makes the overlooking of your words of wisdom even more obvious.
It just makes me want to post another post saying: "Hello, hello...anyone out there. Can you hear me?"
But that would not be cool.