Thrive, originally released in November 2011, has been steadily declining in popularity since its peak in April 2012, and the vast majority of our work in debunking the film is completed. Consequently, while we are still moderating comments, they are being approved at a slower pace than before simply because there are now fewer of them, since fewer people are interested in Thrive anymore. Therefore, it may take longer now to have your comment approved than it used to.
As a rule we do not censor comments even when they are critical. (As you’ll see just from browsing the site, the vast majority of comments are hostile). On extremely rare occasions we have redacted comments that cross the line into defamation or hate speech (meaning, so egregious that they would likely be legally actionable).
There is an automatic spam filter in effect on this blog which catches spam comments. The vast majority of these comments are computer-generated (i.e., “Rolex watches at half off!” and such). Sometimes, legitimate comments do get caught by the spam filter. Your chances of not being caught by the automatic spam filter are much greater if you don’t include more than one or two URL’s per comment, and if you do not embed YouTube videos in your comments. This is not our policy; that’s just how the spam filter works.