Volker Weber hat 10 Regeln für das Kommentieren in Weblogs und damit verbundenes Verhalten zusammengetragen. Diese 10 Regeln gebe ich hier in voller Länge und unverändert wieder:

I had to delete a few comments again, so please let me repost the obvious.

  1. This site is free (as in free beer). Anybody can come in and read it.
  2. I do not require registration to read the site.
  3. Readers have the opportunity to publish comments.
  4. I do not require registration to publish on my site.
  5. I keep an audit trail of any such publication.
  6. I reserve the right to delete any such publication. The site is not free (as in free speech).
  7. I make some efforts to lock out abusive robots publishing on the site.
  8. I ask the commentator to leave a name. This is mandatory. If a commentator tries to publish anonymously, rule #6 is applied.
  9. I ask the commentator to leave an email address that I can reply to. This is mandatory. I never publish this address to protect the commentator from receiving spam.
  10. I give each commentator the opportunity to publish his site address. I automatically link to this site to make it convenient for the commentator to promote his site.

Rule #8 says “tries to” because posts are never anonymous. Some commentators found out the hard way. While anybody can leave false information, it should at least look reasonably correct, in an effort to not draw my curiosity.

Besides these 10 simple rules, I also ask for some respect. If a commentator leaves his full name or a unique nickname, I find this preferable. If the email address he leaves does not try to stick out a tongue to me, I find this preferable as well.

If a prospective commentator does not like these rules, he can remain a reader.

(via VoWe.net)