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posted 5/25/2007 12:14:19 PM |
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Just a little reminder for you guys on the rules for blogs:

Blog Rules (Yes, there are some rules.)

Do not "broadcast" messages to readers. Example: webcam requests, sex requests, etc.
Blogs that are "simply" of what you're seeking - this is what your profile is for.
You may not post any copyrighted material, unless you are the copyright holder.
If you post a joke you must tag it with "joke" and poems with "poem".
You may not post any private emails in whole or in partial.
You may not include user names in your subject.
Your blog can not "target" a specific user.
Do not post any personal contact information such as private email, phone numbers or addresses. These may be exchanged privately by email.

I am seeing a lot of attacking other users, and a lot of posting of emails/comments users send to you. If you have a problem with a user, report them via abuse. If they don't accept comments on their blog, that is their decision. Do not make a counter blog to be on top of the argument, send them a personal message instead to voice your opinion to them.

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NightOfOld

May 25 @ 12:23PM  

Well I guess I broke those rules yester.
You have my appologies for that. I'll try
not to do it again.
ynot7769

May 25 @ 12:25PM  
lookin for lost members too?
meandhim8184

May 25 @ 12:35PM  
sorry about that
DeDe54

May 25 @ 12:35PM  
<-----------has been a good girl, honest Mod.....
sillybillyb

May 25 @ 12:55PM  
^ <--trying to get a feel of them
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with a rack like that there is no way you can ever be "good"
luckymonkey

May 25 @ 12:56PM  
Has anyone seen my car keys?
Pudge2you

May 25 @ 1:06PM  
sure say it now.... where the hell have you been?
sue1968

May 25 @ 1:18PM  
Thank you for the reminder I know sometimes that I need it you have my apologies Sue
Pudge2you

May 25 @ 1:25PM  
And like the fold here.... Not posting comments is the users decision... it would just be nice to know what the settings are before attempting a comment. Otherwise you just got another big bulletin board, not a blogsphere. The thing that separates blogs from other forms of posting is the INTERACTIVTITY.

You already have a bulletin section... can't comment there, except by private e-mail.

Does the blogsphere HAVE to act identically? Wouldn't posting comments always, then allowing the blogger to delete them combined with the existing blocking functionality HELP you police some of the stupid shit that happens?

Wouldn't people think more about their blogs if they knew they were going to have to come back and edit comments AFTER they had been posted?

I think the active members participating in the blogsphere would be able to handle this just fine. And it may discourage some of the annonomous "inflamatory blogging for effect" that draws YOUR attention.
ynot7769

May 25 @ 1:27PM  
GOOD POINT Pudge2you
Lisa46

May 25 @ 1:44PM  
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moderator

May 25 @ 1:52PM  
The thing that separates blogs from other forms of posting is the INTERACTIVTITY.

blogs are not meant for discussions, that is what we have the forums section for. so any blogs asking for advice or questions should really be going into the forums.


You already have a bulletin section... can't comment there, except by private e-mail.

bulletins are only able to be seen by people in your friends list. it is not a place to express your thoughts and feelings, it was meant as a quick way to get a message across to all the people on your friends list.


Does the blogsphere HAVE to act identically? Wouldn't posting comments always, then allowing the blogger to delete them combined with the existing blocking functionality HELP you police some of the stupid shit that happens?

bulletins and blogs do not act identically at all. only friends can view your bulletins and was not made for the reason of an online outlet/journal (blog). because blogs are each user's personal outlet, they will always have the option to just use it as an outlet with no comments, or have more feedback on their thoughts - it is personal choice.

because blogs are personal outlets, you will not always agree or like what is written. just because you do not like it, does not mean you have to attack the user for what they say. you can email them and let them know you disagree, you can email this moderator account for the blog to be reviewed if you feel it is out of line, but things should not have to be turned into a so-called "blogwar."
kkatydid

May 25 @ 2:11PM  
Pudge2you

May 25 @ 2:13PM  
Ok so why then are we allowed to post comments on blogs at all?

Why not save all the comment oriented stuff for the forums?

AND a blog with comments turned off acts IDENTICALLY to a bulletin (assuming we are all friends of course) So does a bolg where the user chooses not to approve all comments, as you see we don't know the comment settings as we read a blog and we have absolutely no knowledge of that particular individual's PERSONAL choice as he/she enters into a decidedly PUBLIC space.

I knew bulletins only worked on friends list folks... that was kinda my point. Some of the personal expressions we see belong on a bulletin... of a member... with no friends... get it?

I do understand you would like those pointed out to you. This means you intend to act on the information. I'm totally cool with that. However, absent your action, the community will likely find a method to take care of the situation. aka a blogwar. Like all relatively civilized groups, if we sense a power vaccuum we will naturally attempt to fill it. Repost ing the blog rules won't suffice for this purpose.
tetons

May 25 @ 3:31PM  
gotta agree with ole pudge, here. if you would simply indicate the comment settings on a blog, we could easily act accordingly. if it's your intention to curtail the comments on blogs, as it sounds to me, that's a different thing. but the forums aren't much fun, IMHO, whereas there is a sense of community in blogland. you could eliminate most of the effects of this "drive by" mentality, by simply indicating to the readers whether the blog can be commented on. it would make it easier to ignore the idiots, in that case.
acworth

May 25 @ 3:42PM  
what are the guidelines for hijacking the moderators blog?
Looking4ever

May 25 @ 3:48PM  
what are the guidelines for hijacking the moderators blog?

hulkNpooh

May 25 @ 5:30PM  
so does the e-mail i mentioned in another blog count.....i re-typed it and it wasnt sent to me on this site. just curious
str8ngr84u2

May 25 @ 8:59PM  
because blogs are personal outlets, you will not always agree or like what is written. just because you do not like it, does not mean you have to attack the user for what they say.

If this is the case then how can you delete blogs that broke no rules? Is it just because the major consensus doesn't agree?
sundance64

May 25 @ 9:01PM  
Pudge has made alot of good point (what??) but the most important one IMO is:

Ok so why then are we allowed to post comments on blogs at all?

Why not save all the comment oriented stuff for the forums?

You think blogs aren't interactive?? Look again! Maybe not on sites like iblog or myspace...but on this site, blogs have become very interactive.

I do agree that people need to read the rules and abide by them...but the admin needs to start enforcing those rules as well.

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