I posted a comment on Richard Detrich’s personal blog saying that my refer back comment had not been posted. A refer back is a link from another source that is related to a current Post. My comment also contained a link to my post, which is what the refer back would have done.
It got posted because I have commented there before and WordPress remembers you. I took a screen capture of my comment before I posted. It is below.
I then posted the comment and when it displayed, I took a screen capture. It stayed up long enough that I thought Richard had no problem with his readers seeing a differing opinion. I was happy to see that and deleted my screen capture.
Richard’s blog received a lot of hits because of my post and he commented on my blog.
Then, I guess he saw my comment on his blog and responded to it on my blog stating why he does not allow refer backs. He must have had second thoughts and decided to delete my comment from his blog. Possibly he concluded that it wasn’t putting him in the most objective light.
When I saw that my comment had been deleted, I posted another comment, which went into moderation mode. Shown below.
Today, I see it has been removed and have to assume that my future comments will never see the light of day on his blog. You can see all of his comments HERE. Take a look at how many comments are on this. A small number may indicate that many don’t cut the muster.
Very disappointing. It does make you wonder what other comments he chooses to not allow. Richard can’t be satisfied with so few comments though. 1-4 is usually a max from what I have seen on his site. Help him out leave a comment. Bloggers live for comments.
Bonnie Williams is a well respected resident of Boquete. She is a major force behind many charity functions in Boquete, where Richard lives. She also has a lot of experience with healthcare in Chiriquí. Her comment on his blog chastised him for publishing such HYPE. Her reputation in Boquete prevented her comment from being deleted, I assume.
Today, Richard posted a counter point on how to enjoy Boquete, Again, not his thoughts but renter’s of his rental property. I complimented him for posting a counter point to yesterday’s post. My post without links is under moderation. I may have been banned from his blog.
This concludes my rant on Richard’s “Reasons To Come To Panama” post. He has posted items in the past that I thought presented valid information on Panama and Chiriqui. This post was not one of them and I think can be dangerous to naive readers searching for a retirement home in Panama.
I apologize in advance for this post, but I hate to see reputable blogs misrepresent the country and mislead people.