One of the five thousand helpful tidbits of information that I learned at the BlogHer conference was that my blog should have a comment policy. A clearly posted comment policy. Because it’s better to know your policy… and have your readers know it… before you actually NEED to have a comment policy. Kapish?
Then very late one night last week, when I couldn’t sleep because my toe was throbbing due to an incident which really must be saved for another story… it HIT me! an idea! I could blend my deep love for creating buttons and really all things Photoshop with this whole comment policy idea. Better yet, I can create buttons for EVERY CONCEIVABLE COMMENT POLICY UNDER THE SUN and give them away to my bloggy friends… thereby ensuring my fame as the most altruistic woman in the blogosphere… the Angelina Jolie of the internet (minus Brad Pitt and a band of international children).
Yep, that’s right… free buttons!
How to post one of these buttons on your blog:
If you want to post one on your blog, it’s easy! Just copy the text in “The Code” section beneath the button that you want, and paste it into your blog’s template. The code includes alt text so that when you roll over the button, you see the full comment policy.
And NOW, here they are! (roll drums, flash lights, and generally get all excited…)
Don’t be rude to me or my readers. Don’t belittle, demean, or call names. If you do, I WILL delete you. (It is, after all, MY blog)
Keep it simple or spell it out… I couldn’t decide! Maybe you can.
Don’t use profanity when you comment on my blog. Respect my rules and I’ll respect you. Talk dirty, and I just might have to delete you… right after I wash your mouth out with soap.
The code (simple version):
The code (“do I have to wash…” version):
Flaming (v) flam·ing
An online argument that becomes nasty or derisive, where insulting a party to the discussion takes precedence over the objective merits of one side or another (Urban Dictionary).
(Do it and I’ll delete it)