Post #466 • January 30, 2005, 10:08 PM • 19 Comments
Community opinion came down heavily, although far from exclusively, against comment moderation and for leaving things open. No one disagrees, though, that things got out of hand this week. I'm going to try a social engineering solution before a technical one, and we'll see how it goes.
I have posted guidelines. Feel free to cite them on the boards as a way of reining things in when the need arises. In short:
No ads. No outing. Make sense. Address the writing, not the writer. Advance the conversation. Assume community. Make Franklin happy.
Although the circumstances weren't the pleasantest, I'm grateful to be in this position. If I was getting three comments a week, there would be no need for this. The very fact that guidelines became necessary is a tribute to the success of this site, and I want to express my gratitude for your readership.
Next post - Tuesday morning, with images from the show at Space.