To all those who get frustrated when their comments are stuck in moderation for a while.
Firstly, you are in moderation because you have said something that has given us cause for concern and while your comments are generally allowed through they are watched. Or because a word or a link you have inserted in your comment has caused you to end up in moderation. The moderators are four MPs. Myself, Trevor Mallard, Grant Robertson and Chris Hipkins.
No staff, just MPs who have meetings, House duty and other activities that take up their time. Sometimes (not often) comments are stuck in moderation for an hour or two while we are all doing something else.
Secondly, while it’s a weakness of Red Alert that comments sometimes get stuck it’s also a strength that your comments are only moderated by MPs. It’s the real deal. So it’s not a conspiracy or anything, it’s just human stuff.
Thanks for your patience.