Hat tip to Fabius Maximus for the inspiration, ideas and the content for this comment policy.
Comments must be:
- Civil (it is okay to disagree, but don’t be disagreeable).
- Legal (avoid libel and copyright infringement)
- Topical (if you are really looking for a link to build traffic, ask for a link. If your blog or your website is relevant to sales people, I may add your link without burying it in the comments).
- Brief, but not too brief (if what you have to say is relevant, say it. But try to keep it to 250 – 300 words, so I have time to read and approve it.
Background about the comment policy
This is not a public space. We reserve the right to delete comments that do not meet these guidelines. By submitting a comment, you grant the editors a nonexclusive right to post it and at our sole discretion to edit it for spelling, grammar, and brevity. Our posting of a comment in no way implies agreement or disagreement with its content.
You can help us by composing any complex comments in a word processor. We recommend that you save a copy of your comment until it is posted. If you feel that our editing changes the meaning of your comment, please send an email (address below) and we will remove it.
Unfortunately, as with a letter to the editor at most newspapers, it may not be possible to notify you if your comment is edited or not published. If this happens, please accept our apologies in advance.
For more about Internet discussions
I recommend reading “Web etiquette: Top 10 dos & don’ts”, PC Adviser, 2 June 2007.
Please share your comments on this policy by emailing me at anthony at thesalesblog dot com (note the spam-protected spelling).