Don’t Miss Out On The Next CommentLuv Premium Launch!

So, you missed the first release of CommentLuv Premium and you're kicking yourself for it because it was such a sweet deal. To those of you who paid attention to my many posts promoting it and our now proud owners of what is a great plugin I congratulate you on your wise decision. To the rest I am happy to report CommentLuv Premium is about to go into Launch mode very, very soon and you don't want to miss out again! OK, it's going to cost you that little bit more but there is still going to be massive savings for all those bloggers who have more than one blog because it's only going to set you back $67 for the unlimited license! This will revert later to a single license meaning that you will have to pay $67 for each blog. Even if you only have one b log it's best to get it now because you never know when you will want to start another one. So, let's have another look at all the reasons why you should be adding this plugin to your blogging arsenal. What CommentLuv Premium Has To Offer Advanced control of dofollow and 10 last posts It is going to allow you to set rules so instead of requiring people to register to get the goodies, you can set it to give it to anyone that has made X number of comments. Unlock advanced features on EVERY CommentLuv blog Being premium means you don’t have to…

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Teaching People The Proper Way To Comment

Most people probably don't realize this but there was a time when I was studying to be a teacher and I only had a semester to complete to get my degree before I gave it all away. There were many reasons for this but the main reason was I discovered near the end that I didn't have a passion for it and so I decided I would be doing all those kids a disservice were I to continue on. Now seeing as how I have all that experience I wondered if I could use it to teach people the proper way to comment on a blog. I know there are a whole lot of posts out there that have tried to educate people the proper way to leave a comment, I even wrote one myself called Commenting 101 Important Rules For 2009, yet even with this wealth of information I find there's a lot of people out there who just don't get it. Perhaps they think they understand the proper technique but for some reason they've missed some vital point, and so they continue to leave comments that can be so bad some people interpret it as spam and send them to Akismet Hell. I'm hoping this post will solve that problem and the way I'm hoping to do that is by grading every comment out of 10. That means that I will allow all comments, even the spam ones, and with each grade I will give a reason as to why…

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How To Deal With Rude And Obnoxious Commentators

Image by hugovk via Flickr It's unfortunate, but every now and again we, as bloggers, will have some moron visit our blog that may take exception to what we wrote and then think that he has the right to abuse the crap out of us. There are some bloggers who may retaliate in kind but I think that this is the wrong approach as it merely brings us down to their level. Take for example this particular post, that I did on one of my other blogs. It was obvious that this bloke was a racist pig and that I could have easily have retaliated, but if I did I would have merely added fuel to the fire. There was no way I was going to sway his opinions and it would have been a wast of time trying. If anything I reckon that being diplomatic about it actually infuriated him even more. So, how do we treat these poor misbegotten slime balls that choose to flame our posts? Analyze the comment.  Does it deserve to see the light of day? You may decide that it doesn't add anything to your post and that it is so obnoxious your only recourse is to delete it. I actually deleted a whole heap of that particular commentator's comments. Do not respond in kind. That is one advantage of being a blogger, you can actually take the time to take a few breaths and calm down before responding to their comment. Be polite, civil and…

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