Commenting Etiquette Is Important

When you enter a persons home there are certain rules that everybody follows, little rules such as farting in the presence of your hosts and not making a pig of yourself. Most people know about the etiquette involved when visiting and on the whole they do their best whilst visiting.

I have made the analogy before where a blog can be considered the bloggers home and we as guests should follow a common commenting etiquette. We should follow the bloggers, rules if such exist and also monitor the way we behave while commenting. This means to always be polite and not to flame others in whatever comments we leave. We can however fart to our hears content and the hosts will never know.

My blog is no different and I have a Comment Policy for all to see. I also have the following added in the comments box so that their can be no mistake;

Please leave a comment but remember SPAM will not be tolerated
Please use a name and not a keyword as keywords will be removed. I reserve the right to moderate or reject any comment for any reason.

Unfortunately there have been commentators who have ignored this simple rule and I let them go for the sake of the comments. However, due to an email I have received, I am afraid I can no longer let this go on as it is unfair to those who are following the rules. I hope you understand.

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  1. That’s right Mitch, and I don’t even mind if they use a ‘nome de plume’ as I do. the thing is I bend over backwards to make sure they are rewarded for their comments, via all the different plugins, that there is no need to use such keywords.

    1. Twitter:
      Okay, like when Ben, I believe, was using the name “Make Money Online”, which definitely sounded spammy. Or whomever it was; escapes me right now, as I know he finally changed it.

      Mitchs Last blog post..Files Recovered!

      1. Now you’ve got it Mitch, that’s exactly what I mean and so many are doing it that I thought, with a bit of prodding, that I should put an end to it.

  2. Ok, though I don’t know all the details behind this post, I have to agree with what you’re saying. These blogs ARE our virtual homes and those who leave comments should be kind enough to remember that.

    Of course, if you must leave a spammy comment, please also leave us a notice as to where we can find you so we might be so kind as to leave the same sort of garbage on your site. LOL

    oh yeah, HI HONEY!!!!!!!

    Christine Senters Last blog post..National Novel Writing Month

  3. Hey Christine, it’s been so long since you visited that “I’ve been so lonely I could cry’ or words to that effect. :grin1_ee: Nice to see you again.

    1. LOL, you never know when or where I’ll show up next. :D

      Christine Senters Last blog post..National Novel Writing Month

  4. Twitter:
    I assume by “keyword” you’re talking about where the name would usually be, right? I guess I’ve never really considered going around using any name but my own, except in our hidden little place, but to be truthful, though yours isn’t a keyword, you do use a nome de plume, of sorts. Course, at this juncture if you went by your real name people would be saying “who”. :rasberry_ee:

    Mitchs Last blog post..Files Recovered!

  5. How about the combination name & keywords? Not just “Online Dating”, but “Amy @ Online Dating”? I’ll be nice and respectful of your policy either way, but I think there are some sites now that advise people to do a combination, that way the DoFollow part of the commenting is being taken advantage in terms of keywords. Granted, some people want their name to popup in search engines, but for people like me, my real name is too common and would never make it anywhere.

    ~ Kristi

    Kikolanis Last blog post..Backup Your Blog for Peace of Mind

    1. Twitter:
      And by the way Kristi, my latest blog post is inspired by you. :clap_tb:

  6. OK Kristi, I’ve taken your comment on board and have actually installed another plugin that does exactly what you suggest. Let’s see if it works. If it does I will do a post about it later.

    Sires Last blog post..Friday Funnies #17 The FBI And Poor Old Pop

    1. Twitter:
      Sure, all these messages coming to me, and so I had to come check it out. I see Sire’s added a new plugin; how come it truncated your name, Sire? :tongue_rolleye_ee: No biggie; let’s see what it does to, or for, me.

      Mitchs Last blog post..Great Smiles

      1. Watchya talkin’ about Mitch? Truncated my name how?

        1. Twitter:
          It says “Sire from Load of Bull”, and doesn’t finish the rest.

          Mitchs Last blog post..Great Smiles

          1. OH that! That was me, I must of thought I was commenting on someone else’s bog.

  7. Yes sire, I do understand and I hope I’m following the house rules here. The kind of thing at is more relaxed….


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    1. No biggie Yan, as you can see all it takes is for a pretty woman to flutter her eyes and I cave in pretty quickly. Thanks so much Kristi. :blush_tb:

      1. Aw, thank you! :) I’m flattered! Great plugin, I’ll have to try that out on my site too.

        ~ Kristi

        Kikolani´s Last blog post..The Sweetest Drug

        1. No worries Kristi, and I’ve tested keywordluv on your site and it seems to be working fine.

  8. Sire, I just realized that I have not been following the appropriate comment etiquette. I have been using my keyword as a name without the recommended @ separation. I am really glad that I read your post, otherwise I probably would have repeated the mistake on many more blogs. Thanks.

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  9. No worries at all Abdallah. I’ve been pretty lenient on this rule in regards to those who leave good comments as I know that not everyone may have seen this post. Thanks for reading and complying.

  10. Yep, pretty cool huh? Just goes to show that there are a lot of people out there who agree on the importance of etiquette in regards to commenting. I notice you have an update on Konterra? I’m going over to have a look.

  11. Rules made the world in order. Glad that you made your own. Some just can’t really avoid themselves from not violating the comment policy. Honestly, I am guilty with it sometimes.

    Eriuqs´s Last blog post..“Eriuqs Spires Healthy Recreation” Its Too Late for Me to Catch Up

    1. Hi Eriuqs, thanks for taking the time to comment. I agree that rules are necessary because without boundaries many people would go astray. What surprises me is that the most important rule appears right above the comment box and still some people flaunt it.

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