Recently, Holly left a comment that brought out a few points. I wanted my readers to address her question, and so I posted that question. In the process of doing so, I realized that her comment (and a few others lately) raised a key question for me as to whether or not I should have a codified Comments Policy for So You Want To Teach?
As I’ve been working my way through Darren’s 31 Days to Build A Better Blog project, I’ve been analyzing a lot of things on my site. I’ve come to realize that there are a few things lacking on my blog that a lot of the great blogs I read out there have. With Holly’s question about how the comments can be used, and in light of my recent deletion of some seemingly innocuous comments, I have been bouncing around the idea of formally writing down my Comments Policy.
Over the next week or two, I anticipate finalizing it, and getting it out there for everyone to see. In researching this, a few of the sites I’ve come across include:
Some of the Comments Policies I’ve found on some of my favorite blogs inclide:
Something interesting that a few blogs have done is to Uncopyright (Open Source) their blog content. These include:
So I’m going to throw this one back out to you.
- Do you have a Blog Comments Policy?
- Why? Why not?
- Is it something you look at or even think about before you post a comment on a blog?
- Does a blog having a Comments Policy help you trust the blog more or less?