Welcome to the testing phase of Lords of the Blog pilot

Hansard Society

Thank you for agreeing to participate in this pilot blogging exercise.

Please feel free to post as often as you wish during this 3 week testing phase of the pilot.

If you have any problems or queries don’t hesistate to contact me.

Many thanks,

Barry Griffiths

Hansard Society

5 comments for “Welcome to the testing phase of Lords of the Blog pilot

  1. Malty
    18/03/2008 at 10:30 am

    Dear Nine..
    Please may we have our democracy back.
    Would you kindly ask Sauron the following…

    When will he be returning our stolen pensions.

    What is today`s gold price.

    When will he be holding the promised referendum.

    When will Blair be charged with crimes against humanity.

    Thanking you in anticipation.

  2. ladytizzy
    01/05/2008 at 2:13 am

    Would you put some urgent thought towards the moderation of this site, please? On a few occasions, comments are passed within a reasonable time, but 3 days???

    This is a big problem, especially on older posts. Perhaps you could have a quiet word and recommend a minimum of 2 hours up between 08:00 and 19:00? Some of the comments have already got out of synch.

    I acknowledge this is Phase 1 and, if there is a Phase 2, moderation should be within 30 minutes during the day, max.

    Thanks, Tiz

  3. edemprog
    01/05/2008 at 11:53 am

    Lady Tizzy, thanks for the feedback on moderation. It’s a bit of a challenge in some ways because we ask the Peers themselves to moderate the comments that relate to their posts. Obviously the faster a comment can get up on the site the better but it’s hard to expect the authors to be checking the site every thirty minutes or even every two hours given the other commitments that they have.

    The solution? I’m not sure at the moment but it’s certainly one of the issues we’re looking at as part of the pilot evaluation!


    Andy Williamson
    Director – eDemocracy Programme
    Hansard Society

  4. ladytizzy
    01/05/2008 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks, Andy, fair point. I’m hoping that a full-time mod will be employed at some point but then the original blogger wouldn’t necessarily see the comments, I suppose.

    Sometimes my comments have ‘waiting for moderation’ but often nothing happens after I hit . Any ideas why? It leaves me wondering what’s happened!!


  5. ladytizzy
    14/05/2008 at 1:53 pm

    PLEASE help – a load of my comments are either getting lost or moderated off. If it’s the latter, fair enough, but it would be good to know why. If it’s the former, there’s a serious problem. WordPress tells me I’m attempting to duplicate a comment if I re-send. It is intermittent but I’m guessing around 40% are not published.

    I sent an email to eDemocracy, 4 May, but no reply. Please reply here or via email.

    Thanks, Tiz

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