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Courtesy of the Met Office

I recently commented on this blog by the Met Office remarking that at first glance the maximum mean temperature anomaly chart for the first 14 days of September was more indicative of 14 days of tropical maritime air rather than ‘warm and humid air drawn up from the continent’ as they put it. I made that first comment on the 17th, and added a further one on the 19th after looking at the latest objective Lamb Weather Types. Here’s a list of possible reasons why both my comment are still ‘awaiting moderation’ (24 September):

  1. They’re short-staffed.
  2. Sick to the back teeth of me (highly likely).
  3. Fed up with five years endless criticism of the Met Office (I’m only critical ~75% of the time – honest).
  4. Delay every comment that I make by at least week in the hope that I’ll give up commenting.
  5. Delay every comment that I make by at least a week so fewer people will ever likely read it.
  6. I’ve over stepped the mark and I’ve been “moderated”.
  7. I possibly have a point!

Either way it’s no way to run a blog that allows readers comments and feedback. Here are the two comments that I would have like to have made. I think you’ll agree that neither comment is offensive, and are about the meteorological reasons for the warm start to this September.

Courtesy of xmetman

Author: xmetman

An ex-metman passionate about all things to do with weather, climate and clouds

2 thoughts on “Your comment is awaiting moderation…”

  1. Thanks for your support.
    Sometimes I think it’s just me but I do think I have a point, I may be wrong but I would like to know in what way.
    There is no ombudsman I don’t think, the Met Office are judge, jury and the final arbiter.
    I’ve run a blog for five years now, never had that many subscribers, but I always try to respond to all comments that are posted – even the critical ones.
    I suppose I should remember that is a blog of an organisation, and not from someone who really cares or gives a damn.

  2. Perfectly valid comments and not at all offensive. As a publicly-funded body, the Met Office should surely allow all comments from members of the public, provided they are legal and comply with any published terms and conditions, Is there a regulator or ombudsman overseeing their dealings with the public?

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