Guilty of Comment Moderation

What’s your take on moderating comments on your blog?

Do you feel obligated to post every comment, a free speech thing. Would you post a comment which is antagonizing, spammy or really sloppy and be okay with that?

Decide where you stand on moderating your blog (or other kind of forum) early on and stick to it. Don’t feel you are crushing someone’s right to free speech if you choose to moderate comments. It is your forum. It’s up to you to keep the atmosphere right for the kind of communication you want.

Post a FAQ in the sidebar of your site and let readers know your stand on comment moderation if you feel that would be fair. Or, assume people should know how to behave by now and moderate as you see fit, without guilt.

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