- ooh, no-one is brave enough to comment
- ooh, I can leave an uninfluenced comment
- I'll comment to show support
- I'll comment with a different spin on this
So you type out the comment, and press the button.
Of course you can't delete the comment until it's been approved, so if you have said the same thing as 11,000 other people, there is no way of knowing until it's too late. Same applies to posters replies. If they've answered a question that is relevant to your comment, then you look like a troll or a nincompoop.
I understand that spammers make everything horrid. Mine go in the spam folder and noone sees them. Or genuine bloggers can be argumentative, nasty and negative. There should be an app that zaps certain trigger words from comments or sounds a klaxon when a beast is nearby. Until there is, comment mods are here to stay.
But it could be killing your blog and a potential community.