I am irritated this morning... I just went in and deleted a spam comment off my LJ. It doesn't happen very often; but it happens often enough that I have seen fit to screen non-friend postings. I post public entries because I don't have a problem with being open about myself and my life. I enjoy the comments back, even and sometimes especially those that disagree with my point of view. My blog is not a space for advertising, insults, drama, picking up people, etc. Comment away, but don't use the comment feature in this manner. Your comment will never be seen if you do.