Since we started Cool Blogs a few months ago we have been very open with our comments - and our policy on accepting comments.
In all that time we have killed several thousand 'spam' comments and I'm proud to say we have rejected just a couple of others.
We like to think that we are 'open' in many ways; we encourage debate; we encourage discussion; we like to get feedback on areas of Novell that otherwise you would never see.
As Cool Blogs grows and gets more readership it's time to start publicly sharing our ideals for this blog - and especially the comments.
- Our number one goal is open communication.Novell Cool Bloggers are encouraged to blog about any area of Novell or adjacent technology. The only caveat is that we need to safeguard our intellectual property and competitive edge - so release dates will be within a calendar quarter window, we will not discuss projects or plans that are not publicly announced, we will not discuss financial matters.
- We encourage our readers and subscribers to join in. Comment. Make suggestions. Give feedback. Again - our aim is to make this a broadly acceptable community that is of interest to many people. Comments may be edited or rejected to remove offensive or profane commentary. Comments may also be removed if they are not generally 'constructive' and in keeping with the subject of the post.
- We try to follow sensible guidelines - 'spam', 'trolling', 'astroturfing' and 'flaming' are generally not acceptable and will lead to comments being edited or redacted.
Sorry this sounds like a harsh approach - we've been running with these guides for months now - and we've rejected less than 0.5% of non-Spam comments. For those that comment - please continue!
I'm interested in your feedback. Please feel free to comment directly on this post and our policy. What else would you like to see? What would you take out of that policy?
Written at: Draper, UT