Do you have a blog comment policy implemented on your site?
A comment policy is a list of guidelines and rules that you expect commenter's to follow while visiting your blog. Your comment policy should include things like whether or not your comments are moderated, how you feel about profanity or vulgarity, disrespectful or rude comments, how your commenter's names appear or if they can leave links and whether or not your comment system is do follow or no follow.
Also, you can cover what will happen if someone doesn't follow your guidelines. Maybe you will block or ban them from future commenting. Plus, always state that you reserve the right to delete any comments that you deem unfitting and you reserve the right to edit or modify your guidelines.
As your blog becomes more popular, you will begin to attract some weirdos. Yes...I know, we would all like to avoid the weirdos. The truth is you can't though. You can however, control the weirdos with your comment policy.
I'm pretty laid back with my policy here on A Little Unhinged:
I participate in : U COMMENT/I FOLLOW. So if you are a new follower, please leave a comment on a post saying so and I'll follow you back.
We are a Do Follow blog but please respect our below comment guidelines. We reserve the right to edit these guidelines at any time.
- Do not post material that is unlawful, defamatory, invasive of another’s privacy or obscene to a reasonable person.
- Stay on topic. Only comment on the subject.
- Any spam will be removed.
- Any profane, provocative, offensive or derogatory content will be removed.
Make your comment policy whatever you want and need it to be. You are more than welcome to copy mine and edit or add to it. Below are some other awesome Comment Policies I found. Swing by and check them out. It will help you get a good clear understanding of what you can do with your comment policy.