So a little while ago I offhandedly mentioned how the BBC had removed a comment of mine from their website for being “advertising or promotion,” apparently because the comment included a link to this space.
I briefly flirted with the idea of posting a link to that post on the BBC site, just to test their resolve or consistency or I dunno what, but finally decided to avail myself of their appeals process to get the comment reinstated, and thereby, well, justified.
So I sent the BBC Central Communities team the following missive:
Dear Sir or Madam:
My comment was removed because:
“Comments on the BBC blogs may be removed if they contain advertising or promotion.”
The blog my comment linked to contains no advertising. The link merely led to the post my comment mentioned.
Therefore, I respectfully request that my comment be republished.
Thank you for your consideration.
In return – so far – I received this:
Thank you for contacting us about the BBC Blog Network. We will read every email but we regret we cannot guarantee a personal reply.
But if I do get one, you’ll be the second to know.