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Commenting policy on Capgemini blogs
We welcome comments on our blogs. The following rules are here to help us keep them nice conversational places.
- Your words will have a much greater weight if you sign them with your email address and your blog URL if you have one. If you want to comment anonymously, leave those fields blank instead of giving fake information! We do not display your email address.
- Stay on-topic, informative and polite. Do not comment on a post if you’re not quite sure what the topic is, or are looking to contact Capgemini. Do not spam. Do not engage in personal, ad hominem attacks.
Please note that:
- TrackBacks and comments are treated identically under this policy.
- Failure to comply with this policy may result in your comment being removed, and possibly your banning from further commenting. We reserve the right to contact your ISP in case of abuse.
- Comments are solely the opinions of the individuals leaving them. In no way does Capgemini endorse, condone, agree with, sponsor, etc. these comments.
This policy may change at anytime without notice. Last update: May 10, 2006.
I just wonder if a commenting policy would be appropriate on this blog too. The legal tone is clearly recognizable. But the real issue here is should all blogs have a commenting policy?
This blog already has an implicit commenting policy. We use Akismet, a pluging to the blogging software that automatically removes spam comments (we get between 50-150 spam comments every day). In addition, if Akismet fails, we remove comments by hand. Finally, some comments are just irrelevant to our blog. We like people to write a comment to add their opinion to ours, only on the subject matter.
We kind of assume that your comments are “on-topic, informative, and polite”. And your comments usually always are!
I’d really love to learn more from you about experiences using or avoiding commenting policies. Do you know of examples where for instance missing commenting policies lead to legal issues?