Technology Bloggers is a community blog, therefore it is vital that we have an easy and fair commenting system in place.
Name and Email
Many blogs require you to leave your name and email address. We don’t – this is a blog for everyone, so even if you don’t have an email, or want to remain anonymous, you can still comment.
Email addresses won’t be published without your permission.
You can build a better relationship with others in the community if you use a name, nickname or alias.
Optimise Your Comment
Our blog uses KeywordLuv. To take advantage of KeywordLuv, enter YourName@YourKeywords in the name field – e.g. “Christopher@Technology Blog” would appear as “Christopher from Technology Blog”
If you don’t have a website or blog that you want to link to, just leave that box empty
Feel free to use basic HTML (such as links, italics, code tags, etc.) to enhance your comment.
Add An Image (Gravatar)
You may have noticed that next to every comment there is an image. This is known as a Gravatar. You will be automatically assigned an image if you do not have a Gravatar. If you don’t have one, but would like one, please visit Gravatar.com. For more information see our article about Gravatar.
Think About Your Content!
All comments must have good grammar and be written in good English. If we can’t work out what your comment says/means, what’s the point in publishing it?
All comments must also add value to the blog, therefore they must either contribute useful information to the article, answer someone’s question, continue a conversation, or be considered worthy for another reason.
Please note that auto-approved comments can be removed if deemed inappropriate. Our comment moderation team try to make sure that they read everyone’s comment, so that you can have peace of mind that no ‘spammy’ comments appear on the blog.
The final decision regarding comments rests with the admin team.
Replies To Your Comment
Some blogs give you the option to subscribe to all other comments on an article,we don’t do this, but instead we use a plugin called ReplyMe.
ReplyMe sends you an email, when your comment has a reply. The email has your original comment in it, along with the reply and a link to the comment so that you can continue the conversation.
Comments Not Appearing
If you post a comment and it doesn’t show straight away, it could for a number of reasons:
- It is your first comment, so it has been called in for moderation
- The body of the comment has a URL in it – all such comments will automatically be called in for moderation
- Your comment may have been caught by the spam filter, this will require an authorised user to manually approve it
A Quick Note About Spam
We use the plugins Akismet and GASP to reduce spam. GASP reduces automated spam and Akismet reduces user spam. All comments caught by Akismet are manually reviewed, so if we see a good comment in spam, we will fish it out
If you see a comment on the blog which you feel is spammy or inappropriate, feel free to anonymously click the ‘Report’ button, (next to the reply button at the bottom of the comment) and the admin team will investigate it.
Comments and trackbacks that are not approved may still be used for other purposes – for example to educate new comment moderators of the differences in comments/trackbacks which should and shouldn’t be approved.
For more information please read Technology Bloggers policies.
Thank you for reading our comment policy, happy commenting
The Technology Bloggers Admin Team