As you know, Web 2.0 is all about the conversation. But without a few simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into a shouting match that discourages others from entering into the fray.
By posting on my blog, you agree to the following:
- *Comments are welcomed and encouraged. I love talking with you about the material and links I’ve posted on my site. I want to hear what you think: if you have questions, I want to know. If you love it, it really encourages me to hear that, too. And, if you hate it, let’s enter into a conversation with each other.
*You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. So, just leave your question in the comment section so everyone can benefit from the discussion.
*You may disagree with me – I welcome debate. However, I ask that if you disagree with me—or anyone else, for that matter—do so in a way that is respectful. We’re all humans, so let’s remember our humanity and refrain from shouting, shall we?
*I reserve the right to delete your comments, as this is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is (a) snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. Feel free, however, to post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.
*You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings. Got it?
*You grant me a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.
In short, I desire that we might enter into conversation with one another, respecting each other’s basic humanity. The comments policy helps facilitate this very idea and belief.
Thank you, Michael Hyatt, for sharing your comments policy with me.