Further sign of blogs growing up: Scoble to moderate comments

Robert Scoble, from his blogging hiatus, realized that too many “unhappy” comments were too much of a burden and has decided to implement a change in comment policy.

And I realized I had been listening to too many people who were deeply unhappy and not bringing any value into my life.

It was that moment that I decided to moderate my comments here. Yes, I am now approving every comment here. And I will delete any that don’t add value to either my life or the lives of my readers.

This is a huge change for me. I wanted a free speech area, but after having a week off I realize that I need to make a change. That, I’m sure, will lead to attacks of “censorship” and all that hooey. Too bad. I’m instituting a “family room” rule here. If I don’t like it, it gets deleted and deleted without warning — just the same as if you said something abusive in my family room I’d kick you out of my house. If you don’t like that new rule, there are plenty of other places on the Internet to write your thoughts. Start a blog and link here. Etc. Etc.

Still not the best solution though totally understandable. Maybe we need a FICO score for comment karma.

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