DNIblog Comment Policy

Comments are encouraged that follow a few (and I would have thought self-evident) guidelines:

1. Civil (as in “a civil tongue”)

2. Legal (avoid libel, copyright, and classification issues)

3. Topical (we are not all things to all people – this blog is for the list of categories on the right menu bar)

4. Brief (150 – 200 words. Send us longer articles. Once accepted, they can be posted as blog entries or converted to PDFs, uploaded, and announced in the blog.)

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3 Responses to “DNIblog Comment Policy”

  1. jaylemeuxon 17 Dec 2007 at 9:07 am 1

    If I may ask, what is the reason for the word limit? Is it about technological limitations or is it an etiquette thing?

  2. Cheton 17 Dec 2007 at 4:32 pm 2

    jaylemeux,

    Good question. It’s partly etiquette and partly that discussion sites of any sort seem to do best when they maintain a distinction between “posts” and “comments.” They have livelier discussions, cover a wider range of opinions, stay more on topic, and retain a more civil atmosphere — perhaps because commentators are forced to think at least a little before hitting “submit comment.” Like people who write posts (and please send in longer pieces if you’d like.)

  3. maximilliangcon 17 Dec 2007 at 10:15 pm 3

    Link to
    Washington Post Analysis.
    US Progress in Iraq.
    Q&A With Tom Ricks of “Fiasco” fame.

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003677269