Commenting Correctly on Blazing Minds

One of the things that does annoy me is those that don’t follow the commenting rules, so I thought I would bring to your attention my comment policy for posting your comment here on my blog.

It’s quite easy to remember. Blazing Minds uses both Comment Luv and Keyword Luv, but, I would like those commenting to follow these simple guidelines.

Comment Policy Guidelines

Please be aware that all comments made are moderated and SPAM will not be tolerated, make sure you use your real name or your blogging name, you can also use KeywordLove, do not use keywords as these will be removed/edited, if we consider a comment to be SPAM then it will be edited or deleted! SPAMMERS are not welcome here!

Editors have the right to moderate or delete any comment they choose.

Using KeywordLuv correctly:

When entering your name on the comment form enter yourname @ websitename as an example if I was to comment it would read Karen @ Blazing Minds this is the correct way to comment on my blog, do not use keywords, only use your site name.

So please follow the rules and then you comment will be listed quicker without the need for any editing ;)

About Karen Woodham

Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds blog an avid blogger of all sorts of interesting and odd things. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based in Rhyl, where she reviews the latest movies and is a bit of a local celebrity, a new generation of online journalist. Follow Karen Woodham on Twitter, Facebook and
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27 Responses to Commenting Correctly on Blazing Minds

  1. Wayne Howard says:

    I hate when REAL people feel the need to have some keyword as their name. They may even have a good comment but alas, it will never be seen because they wanted to be “SEO Tips”.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks for your input Wayne, I know it’s so annoying imagine going around with a name like SEO Tips :lol:

    • I understand your point Wayne but sometimes it’s about branding and that’s not always spammy. I normally use just my name but sometimes I’ll use my site name when I think it appropriate. On my own sites I usually use the blog name or tag line. In this case TRISI (initials of the site name). It sounds so much better than ‘admin’ to me.

  2. Gera says:

    It’s good to have a commenting policy for your blog to avoid misunderstandings. More in your case that is simple and concrete.
    Don’t like people that only are called for some keywords.
    Keep up with your good work. :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

  3. JT Locke says:

    Spam is never tolerated on my blog either. I’ve been thinking of making a comment policy also. I had over 90 spams in my spam filter this morning so maybe a comment policy would help stop it.

    • Dennis says:

      Unfortunatel, it wouldn’t. Most spammers don’t bother reading anything on your blog. They just don’t have enough time – there are so many other blogs to spam!

  4. I can see where the whole Keyword Luv issue could be confusing since it’s all about key words by design. lol I totally understand you wanting only site names though, otherwise things start looking very spammy. I’ll probably leave the Keyword Luv off my blog for now.

    I’ve always had a comment policy for my blogs but have been too lazy with TRISI. I don’t get many comments there yet anyway.

    • Karen says:

      I updated the wording in the comments section to now say website instead of KeyWord, just to make things a bit clearer for everyone ;)

  5. SteveH says:

    To be honest, this is kind of one of my pet peaves. I hate coming to an otherwise respectable blog, only to be confronted by a bunch of people named “Cheap Online ____” , especially when the owner is nice enough to include an option like keyword luv.

    So many new bloggers don’t realize whats going on either, so approve a comment that says “Great Post, I just subscribed to your RSS” with some spammy keyword name. Really a big turnoff.

    With that said, at least it makes it a little easier to spot spam…

    • Karen says:

      Spammers are getting more cunning lately and sometime they are harder to spot, but the blatent ones are helpful in one way, they can get deleted straight away ;)

  6. Dennis Edell says:

    My policy is looong and detailed. it gets the point across and teaches at the same time.

    Some might notice a change in attitude soon though. With my multi-blog network going up, and monthly comment contests (network wide) going back into effect soon, everyone better memorize the policy good. lol

  7. ashok says:

    I gotta start making a habit of using keyword luv. I live in this dreamworld where I think that Google will actually take my blog seriously without me forcing keywords down its throat and hahahaha I’m delusional. With 1000 entries, I can barely get 100 search hits – from all search engines – a day. I feel like putting a rock through my computer sometimes.

    Thanks for the reminders, and hope you keep getting quality comments. I’ve been skimming, it looks like you’ve got some awesome comments lately.

  8. Emm says:

    I need to do a post like this. Mostly, I’d like to encourage the many good, friendly bloggers that visit my blog how to put their URLs into the comment fields so that I can share some link love with them! So many use their Blogger profile. I don’t get irritated with spam anymore (or else I’d be irritated every day). I am just super vigilant in deleting it straight away.

  9. Colleen says:

    “When entering your name on the comment form enter yourname @ websitename as an example if I was to comment it would read Karen @ Blazing Minds this is the correct way to comment on my blog, do not use keywords, only use your site name.”

    Not sure why anyone would want to do otherwise when the blog owner is offering KeywordLuv as an alternative. Personally, if the blog does not have KeywordLuv, I do not enter anything but my first name.

  10. Cindy says:

    oh I had no idea about the use of keywordluv! I’ve been using cindy @ keyword everywhere I go. Thanks for this reminder, Karen :)

  11. Kok Siong says:

    In m opinion, leaving a comment correctly is a respect to the blog owner. Just try to ask yourself. Do you wish to receive the spamming comment in your blog? If not, then don’t to do it in others’ blog. That is my thinking.

  12. benwaynet says:

    I know why people use the keywordlove plugin, but personally I don’t like it.
    if people use that format on my site, it messes up the top comment of the monthly widget I have (which is do follow)
    It also ruins the user comment count.
    Oh well, have a great day.
    jb

    • Karen says:

      I can’t remember why I opted to use KeywordLuv when I started blogging, but now I’ve got it I’m keeping it, I do understand your point of view on the comments though, but hopefully this would encourage uses to comment following my simple guidelines ;)

  13. Tej Kohli says:

    I’m glad that you have a proper commenting policy in place as this helps you avoid unnecessary filtering. Even i hate people who just drop it and write “great blog”, “nice post” and such cliched lines.

  14. I tried the whole no keyword when using keywordluv thing in the past and it didn’t really work out for me so I quit that “campaign” ;-). What I’ve done is leave a commenting policy that will only favor genuine commenters.

    P.S: So sorry I didn’t follow your commenting policy. I juts noticed that my browser was automatically filling the Name column with @Blog Setup Services. Do please kindly assist in changing the lot to Ez Blog Setup. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.

  15. Bob says:

    I think Keywordluv is a great plugin, it allows people to get backlinks they need for their webpages and also people are more willing to contribute to a blog. I think it is important to moderate all comments or install a spam filter to stop all those spammers!

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