A great example can be found on the website of The Virginian-Pilot, a our sister newspaper in Norfolk, which we’ve talked about in earlier posts.
“COMMENTS ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here; comments do not reflect the views of The Virginian-Pilot or its websites. Users must follow agreed-upon rules: Be civil, be clean, be on topic; don’t attack private individuals, other users or classes of people. Read the full rules here.
- Comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the report violation link below it.”
We found another succinct advisory from TUAW (or The Unofficial Apple Weblog):
“Be nice, stay relevant and don’t say anything you wouldn’t say to someone in person.”
So our question today is: If you could make the rules for commenting on our website, name your top three …