What is comment screening and how do I set my screening options?
Comment screening is a method of preventing abuse, which allows account holders to control the circumstances under which comments that are left in their journals are visible to their readers.
Screened comments appear only to the user who posted the entry, the person who posted the comment, and, if the entry was made in an asylum, the maintainer of that asylum. If you are not logged in, you will not to be able to see screened comments.
To set up your account's screening options, visit the Manage Comments page, where there is an option labelled: "Comment screening". In this drop down box, you can select the type of accounts you wish to screen. If there is one particular user whose comments you do not want to appear on your journal, you may wish instead to ban them.
Once you have established these settings, comments made by users who fall into the category you have selected will be screened by default. When you view your Recent Entries page while logged in, the link indicating how many comments a journal entry has will only list the number of unscreened comments. If an entry has only screened comments, the link to read comments will appear with the entry, but it will indicate that there are 0 (zero) comments. This will not be visible to other people who view your Recent Entries page.
When you click on the link to view your journal entry, you will see the entry with all of its comments. The title bar will have a blue background for unscreened comments and a grey background for screened comments.