Don’t be a Troll

Marketing guru Seth Godin just posted a slice of wisdom about “trolls,” the sort of person who visits and comments on blogs – but only has interest in tearing down the author and/or his work. Good advice to anyone who’s blogging.

My philosophy on commenting is that I try to be civil, even if the writer seems totally off their rocker. At bare minimum, you can end a comment with: “Thank you for providing this forum for ideas to be discussed freely.” Because increasingly blogs are not allowing comments (including Seth Godin’s) due to the lack of civility among trolls.

Thoughts?

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