It may look like I don’t like people commenting on Art News Blog as I seem to have a whine about them from time to time, but I really do enjoy reading most of them (the comments about viagra and personal finance don’t do much for me). The comments that disagree with my opinion are even welcome (even though they may be wrong!
Here’s some types of comments that are deleted..
- Comments that link to spammy stuff. I don’t care how much you say that you love art news blog, your links to loans, viagra, cheap software, and cheap drugs will be deleted.
- Offensive comments. You can disagree with a person without being offensive or using obscene language. I’m no angel myself, but I understand that not everyone wants to hear me talk like a sailor, so I don’t let the comments of sailors stay.
- Comments with links that have nothing to do with the post. If there’s a post about an exhibition and you have wrote about it, or know of a good link about that exhibition, a link is encouraged. It adds to the post and is related to it.
If you write half a sentence and then link to your site that has nothing to do with the post, it just looks like you’re after a link.
It’s easy to link to your site without getting your comment deleted. Just choose “Other” when you are leaving a comment, and add your name and website address (remember to include http:// at the beginning of your address or it won’t link to your site properly.)
I don’t have a problem with people linking to their websites, I just don’t want the comments to look like a web directory.
You don’t have to have a website or a blogger account to comment either, as there’s an “Anonymous” option too. I find that controversial comments always seem to be made by “Anonymous”, which is quite funny.
One more thing, if you have any news of interest that you think I should post on Art News Blog, send it to me here, rather than just posting your own press release on an unrelated post.
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