(This page last updated on 8-25-12)
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Thanks to one of my computer gurus, Zach Rosing, I now have instant gratification comment posting for my readers PLUS the two hours of my life back every day that I used to spend deleting spam comments by hand. Thank you, Zach!
Since I am no longer moderating the comments before they appear on my blog, I am adding a comments policy. It is based on the comments policies of two other bloggers that I respect: Lou Harry, arts editor for the Indiana Business Journal, and Renee Wilmeth, writer of what used to be an active food and restaurant reviews blog called FeedMeDrinkMe.
Lou Harry insists on full disclosure: everyone who posts on his arts and entertainment blog must be honest about who they are and what their connection is to the arts organizations they are mentioning.
I met Renee Wilmeth at the 2008 BlogIndiana conference. She encouraged all of us to post comments policies on our blogs and gave permission for us to base ours on hers.
So, based on the examples of two of my blogging heroes, here is the comments policy for Indy Theatre Habit:
The theatre and storytelling arts are passionate topics and I invite passionate response. However, I think of this blog as a kind of living room in my home, and I value courtesy as well as passion, so it is my policy to delete blatant personal attacks, profanity-laced diatribes, unsolicited advertisements, or highly inappropriate comments that offer no substantial addition to the conversation. Feel free to offer both positive and negative opinions, but be honest about your connections to the show being discussed, and try to only post words you would say to a person you knew face-to-face or that you would put in writing under your own full name.
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