Housekeeping Our Comments Policy
posted by July 23 at 15:43 PMon
Thanks for all the excellent ideas and feedback on blog comments. Our new comment policy is below—it’s really no different from the informal policy we’ve been operating under all along, but now it’s in writing.
The Stranger’s Blog Comments Policy
We remove comments that are off topic, threatening, or commercial in nature, and we do not allow sock-puppetry (impersonating someone else)—or any kind of puppetry, for that matter. We never censor comments based on ideology.
We will continue to post-moderate comments and remove those that don’t adhere to these guidelines. We’ll also always leave a note so you can tell that we’ve deleted something and why. If you see a comment that should go, feel free to alert me.
Last week we added code that makes it nearly impossible to double (or triple or quadruple…) post, and today we lightened the load on our server, so comments should post and load faster.
We’re also working on adding an optional user-registration system and we’ll make sure that all you frequent fliers can register your usual user names. Thanks for making Slog Seattle’s best blog, y’all.