Comment FAQ

Q. Who can comment at CuteOverload?
A. Cute Overload is open to all commenters. As we say at C.O. headquarters: “Viva las/los comments!”

Q. Do I need a special account?
A. No, you don’t need a special account or anything. Just click on the little word balloon icon below the image, and add one! Make it clever one or we might yawn.

Q: Who ARE these moderators anyway!?
A: “Sharpy” is at your service. Babytalk is her kryptonite and Rat Terriers are her preferred bribe. She is really scary and mean and originally comes from the CO community. She has since been hired and placed in an isolation chamber that orbits around the earth.

Q. How do I get one of those cool images next my commenting name?
A. It’s easy. First, get a free WordPress account. Once you’re logged in to WordPress, click on “Appearance”in the left-side navigation column. Select “Your Profile”. On the far right of that page, you should see a box called “My Gravatar”. Click “Change your Gravatar” and follow the instructions.

Add a photo of your own, or choose from ones we’ve made for you: Cute Overload Avatars

Q. How is moderation of comments handled?
A. We have massive room-sized IBM Mainframe that checks each comment as it comes in. Sometimes, special words trigger instant moderation. The remainder sail on through. Though it’s unusual for a large site to do this, we feel the work and moderation of commenters without accounts is worth it. We think our audience wants to see their comments in real-time and not wait for approval to have a conversation. There are some clever, quick-witted folks out there that need to be heard! Fast! With this open policy comes some responsibiliteh. So be reasonable or we’ll delete your comment faster than you can say “snorgalish—”

Q. Can I add links to my comments? Formatting? Videos?
A. Yes, yes and yes!

While you’re creating a comment, you can add HTML tags to format your words. You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href=”” title=””> <abbr title=””> <acronym title=””> <b> <blockquote cite=””> <cite> <code> <pre> <del datetime=””> <em> <i> <q cite=””> <strike> <strong>

Not sure how to use these tags? check out some basic HTML references; How to make a link or how to do simple formatting.

Q. My comment was deleted! WHY? DO YOU HATE ME!? I’m being REPRESSED!
A. No, we don’t hate you, but we probably didn’t like your comment. Or it was erroneously flagged as spam by our built-in spam detectors.

Q. No way, my comment was FINE. Why was it deleted? This is a free country you know.
A. It is a free country, but it’s not a free blog. Our goal is to provide a fruitful, engaging, hilarious commentsphere for us and our audience to enjoy. Certain topics get in the way of that goal. We will remove any comment we feel is not adding to the conversation.

Q. But I want to talk about another topic! Like racial issues, sex, religion, my drama, politics, animal rights, Photoshopped images, an annoying writer on your staff, how incorrect you are about an animal in a post, my awesome website or product, etc.!
A. That’s great! However, you won’t be able to do it on this blog.

Q. Can commenters be banned? FOREVER!?
A. Yes! Commenters can be banned. If you insist on posting comment after comment that requires deletion, ultimately, we will ban yer ass. Boom! Gone.

Q. What’s a “commentroversy”?
A. Occasionally, comments get out of control. Go here to learn mo’.

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