For those who come looking for a short, thoughtful read, a blogging life discussion, or a way to gradually ease back into the week, tonight I offer a Blogging Discussion.
This one’s serious.
Here you go. . . .
This week the Blog Herald reported that WashingtonPost.com has turned off comments on its blog . . .
“Because a significant number of folks who have posted in this blog have refused to follow any of those relatively simple rules, we”ve decided not to allow comments for the time being,” Jim Brady, executive editor of Washingtonpost.com, wrote on the subject.
In August, Aaron Wall of SEO Book fame, was sued for comments left by someone on his blog . . . a good discussion is covered at The Intuitive Life Business Blog ( which I found via the Blog Herald) in which writer Dave Taylor says
“I’m well aware that legal precedent holds that if you moderate, edit, or prune comments on your online forum — or blog — in any way at all then you stop being able to defend yourself as a common carrier and become a publisher who is, indeed, liable for the content that they publish.”
My question is this.
–ME “Liz” Strauss