[LINK] Whaddyareckon of the Ruddblog?

sylvano sylvano at gnomon.com.au
Fri Jul 17 09:16:45 AEST 2009

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On Fri, 2009-07-17 at 08:40 +1000, Danny Yee wrote:
> 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.
> Danny.
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