I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone in the Freelance Writing Jobs community better through the comments left on the posts here, but as usual, there are always some people who like to hide behind their computers and leave mean comments on blogs. In my two weeks working on this blog, I’ve actually been amazed at the number of nasty comments that people submit.
As part of Splashpress Media, the comment policy will change a bit on Freelance Writing Jobs in an effort to protect the writers who work very hard to create new, useful content on this site everyday and to protect the readers who are looking for that useful information without the fear of being attacked or insulted in the comments.
With that said, here is the comment policy:
Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but there are some instances where comments will be edited or deleted as follows:
1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
2. Comments including profanity will be edited or deleted.
3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
4. Comments that attack a person individually will be deleted.
The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at anytime.
So that’s all there is to it. If you wouldn’t say something to another person’s face or to your mother or to your boss, then it shouldn’t be published in a blog comment either. Freelance Writing Jobs is a site for professionals owned by a well-established company and conversations should remain in the realm of professionalism.
And remember, when you publish rude, snarky, or just plain nasty comments, they’re linked to your IP address, name, etc., which means they negatively affect your online brand reputation just as much as they affect the subject of your complaint. Do you really want your brand image associated with unprofessional social media conversations? Think before you hit the submit button. Your comments have far-reaching repercussions across the social web, and once they’re out there, you can’t take them back — forever.
Of course, this post is intended only for a very small portion of the visitors to this blog. Most of you know your manners don’t stop just because you’re hiding behind your computer and an Internet connection. Thank you for that! It makes my job and the Splashpress Media team’s job easier when we don’t have to spend more time editing and deleting comments than we do creating useful content.
And of course, we understand if you don’t agree with this policy and prefer to find information elsewhere. That’s why the social web is so great — there’s a place for everyone, and if there isn’t, you can create it!