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Friday, August 21, 2009


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ArminasX Saiman

When presented with hysterical comments, I simply state the facts as I understand them, and readers can quickly make their own decision about who's right. Never resort to name-calling.

Nalates Urriah

So far not a problem on my blog.

I have moderated forums. Some key things; One is understanding personal attacks. The Wikipedia is a good example of a rational policy on personal attacks. At times the issue in discussion does depend on someone's personality and discussing and attacking it is valid. Personality of politicians is important. In others (Apple vs Windows) it is not and removing those posts or editing them quickly is important. Tell them to take it to PM's. Post the policy on personal attacks.

Another is a matter of protecting the health of a community. Removing poisonous people sounds harsh. Google Surviving Poisonous People (PP). It is a Google Tech Video and PP is probably not what you first think. There are several good ideas for any online community.

Tolerating complaints, libel and misinformation creates problems too. Make people support their claims with links to reputable sources. Anyone can make a web page that says anything. Suspend a post/comment making claims until they can supply good links. (Think Neil Life and Gwyneth).

Disagreement is great. Complaints without some positive solution are just sickening. A basic rule is to complain to one that can do something about it, or don’t complain. If one does complain to one that can do something about it, offer a solution with the complaint or don’t bother.

Ann Otoole

How to avoid drama 101:

Primary Rule: Behave like the adult you are supposed to be.

Secondary Rule: Know you can be sued for Libel and Defamation and that your anonymity on the internet is not guaranteed at all.

Third Rule: Type it but don't send it. Delete it. You will feel better.

Crap Mariner

Don't want drama in comments?

Easily done: don't have comments.


Tateru Nino

Drama in comments and in SL is much lower than drama offline, at least.

Anonymous commenter

Ban notorious trolls, whiners and not-constructive commenters, and delete their comments.

Start from the ones that abuse your commenting system to promote their agenda and shout their current thoughts to everybody, even whey they're obviously off-topic. You have an heavy example of that here, Hamlet.

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