5 tips for commenting on DPA facebook and wordpress

Thinking of leaving a comment? Here are a few tips to follow:

  1. Stay on topic

Take care not to diverge from the subject of the original post.

  1. Practice respectful disagreement, not personal attacks

It’s fine to disagree with someone, but don’t make personal attacks. It’s never appropriate to use insults or other offensive language either. Respectful disagreement entails the capacity to listen, discern and leave a constructive criticism. In this way, everyone can enjoy a peaceful and positive discussion.

  1. Keep the name-calling and finger pointing in cheek

This relates to point 2 above. Please avoid calling names or making accusations when leaving a comment. It makes both the community and blogger uncomfortable, and does not add value to the conversation.

  1. Be brief – don’t turn every comment into your own personal blog post

Comments are just that, comments. Don’t use the comment box as a platform to pontificate – use it to be a useful, contributing commentator. Moreover, the more concise your comment, the easier it will be for others to read and respond to.

  1. Don’t leave links unless it’s relevant

Do not leave random links in your comments unless it’s relevant to the topic. Also, be sure to explain how the links relate to the original post.

Any comment found to be in violation of this guideline will be deleted.

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