[LINK] Whaddyareckon of the Ruddblog?

Danny Yee danny at anatomy.usyd.edu.au
Fri Jul 17 08:40:44 AEST 2009

Stilgherrian quoted:
>    In addition to the common prohibitions on defamatory and abusive
>    content, 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, be moderated by his staff strictly during business
>    hours, cannot include links to other websites, and are limited to
>    300 words.
Most of these seem reasonable to me.  

Allowing links is just going to encourage PR/spam attempts, and since
link targets can easily be changed we'd be sure to get a "PM links
to porn" story at some point if links were allowed.

Only allowing comments for a limited time period is quite common
practice on blogs, I think largely to prevent having to protect old
posts from spam.

I don't know about the 300 word limit, though.  And the restriction
on references to parties and politicians is going to be interesting.


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