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Comment Guidelines for The Daily Post

At the Daily Post, we follow the same comment guidelines as those on en.blog.wordpress.com – Read on!

We want the Daily Post blog to be a place not just for news, but for a conversation. We love to hear what you think about new features, stats, and events. We love to engage with you. After all, it’s the interaction between writer and reader that makes blogging so awesome.

But to increase meaningful conversation, sometimes it’s necessary to reduce the not-so-meaningful bits. Here are the kinds of things we’ve been deleting in recent posts. Please avoid these types of comments:

  • One-word comments like “Cool!” or “Thanks!” While we appreciate the congrats, we’d love to hear more about what exactly you love, and (even more importantly) why.
  • Shameless self-promotion. Comments that contain links to your site within the body or otherwise encourage folks to visit your blog without being related to the post at hand are a no-no. If you’d like to increase traffic to your blog, check out this page for tips. (Note: unless expressly solicited by staff, as in the Writing or Weekly Photo Challenges)
  • Support questions. Because it takes a couple of extra steps to get your question in to Support from a comment, leaving a question about an issue on The Daily Post site usually results in slower assistance. For the speediest service, please read the Support docs and contact Support if you can’t find the answer there.
  • Multiple comments by one author. We’re glad you want to be engaged, but please give others a chance to speak, too.
  • Really long comments. Let’s just say that if you need to take more than three breaths to read your comment, it’s probably too long. Why not blog about it on your own site?
  • Digressions. We love that you’re a chatty bunch! But please keep your comments on topic.
  • Personal comments about staff members. OK, so sometimes they make us blush, it’s true. Nevertheless, they’re not appropriate for the blog.
  • Inflammatory or offensive comments. Please be respectful to other commenters and staff members in your comments and word choice. Profanity is just not on.

We also delete comments that are written entirely in another language, as well as those that are difficult to understand due to serious grammatical and spelling errors.

We hope you’ll appreciate and stand by these guidelines. Our goal is to make The Daily Post a place for both information and feedback. What you say matters. :)

Comments

  1. some of these guidelines are way over the top…what if the person is linking to their own post which is related to the topic at hand. What’s wrong with that? you guys get to advertise 19 out of hundreds of thousands of blogs on freshly pressed but we can’t link to our own in a comment?

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