To avoid the “to spam or not to spam” quandary when dealing with certain comments my blog posts receive, I’m laying out a comment policy in plain English.
- Use your real name. (Don’t like your real name? Use your handle, like the one you use on Twitter.) Don’t use my comments section to get keyword-rich text linking back to your site. Take a blogging tip, and put both your name AND your site name in the name field – I have no problem with that.
- Don’t leave a generic comment that doesn’t discuss the topic of the post you’re commenting on. Generic = spam, and I’m not ignorant. Fool me once, shame on you… I’m not getting fooled twice. Comment on what I’ve said in the post, or your comment will get spammed.
- Leave all bigotry and hateful comments at the door.