[LINK] Whaddyareckon of the Ruddblog?
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'.
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