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Found via Christine...

READ ME: a weblog disclaimer.

This is definitely a required read for Weblog newbies, or Webloggers that need a refresher on blogging netiquette. Do check it out.


great link!

transmitted by mike on January 26, 2003 09:16 PM

yeah, interesting. that's why i don't have a blog...too lazy, to post and to keep up with etiquette.

also, i have stated that my initial interest in this site stemmed from trying to figure out your .css code. It was really after you provided that link to where you got your .css code from.

phew...i fessed up! (i have no blog of my own to apply that knowledge to... :))

transmitted by Jack on January 27, 2003 05:58 AM

You will be assimilated, Jack... you WILL have a blog soon or later, you cannot resist...

transmitted by courtney on January 27, 2003 10:43 AM

Hm... I'm gonna do a proper entry on this some time soon, but in short: that disclaimer has in it some of the things that make me roll my eyes the most about the blogging community.

Dood, if you don't want someone to read something, do NOT put it up on the web. Duh.

My personal rule is that if it's something I wouldn't want read out in court with my extended family AND the people involved present, I don't post it, no matter how much I want to get it off my chest. That's what my physical, private journal is for.

I dunno, maybe I'm out of touch or something.

transmitted by Ealasaid on January 27, 2003 10:34 PM

E, I agree with you, to disagree with this paragraph:

If they do not want you reading it, or suddenly stop posting entries, ask them why and if necessary, stop going to the site. It is important that as a friend, relative, co-worker or whatever you may be to the writer, that your presence at their weblog not impede their ability to express themselves. Remember this is their outlet. They may not want you to read certain things they might write about you or others you care about, in order to spare your feelings, avoid drama or maintain their privacy. You should respect this and immediately stop going to the site, and never relay any information you gather at their site to others who might use it against them.

I think that the internet is a public place, and you should tread lightly with material that can be held against you. I too, don't like to get super personal with my blog, but some people choose to. To each their own, but they need to be responsible for it.

I will be interested in reading your upcoming entry on this, and hearing more of your thoughts. I think most of the rest of the disclaimer is pretty good.

transmitted by courtney on January 28, 2003 10:48 AM
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