[LINK] Whaddyareckon of the Ruddblog?

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Fri Jul 17 08:36:55 AEST 2009

On 17/07/2009, at 8:17 AM, Stilgherrian wrote:

> the rules for Mr Rudd’s blog say that comments will be accepted for  
> only “five business days” from the time the post is published

That's a weird one. I really don't understand the logic there. Would  
love to know WHY.

> cannot include links to other websites

Not unusual at all: common practice on many blogs that I visit - but  
simply stopping html insertion is simpler. Following links is often  
tedious and distracting.

> and are limited to 300 words.

I'm all for that. Does this apply to HIS words, too? Possibly not. But  
it's a blog, not a forum. And the blogger's choice.

> “Not allowing links to other websites is just dumb,” one blogger,  
> Stilgherrian, told the Herald. “Links are the currency of the
> web. They allow you to reference work that’s already out there. If  
> you can’t do that, and you’re limited to 300 words, then the
> discussion won’t ever get past repeating slogans.”

Twitter manages reasonably well, but I repeat that it's a blog, not a  
forum. Some blogs ARE forums, but this one isn't. It's the choice of  
the blogger. I have no issue with that.

And not allowing links is perfectly fine, too: it's the blogger's  
choice. I don't disagree that the currency of the web is linking, it's  
just that blogs are not always 'the web'.


Ivan Trundle
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