You Better Hurry If You're Going to Comment on the New York Fed's Blog
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It's good to have a comment policy, especially when your subject matter or reputation are a bit, er, controversial. JDA has an open comment policy to allow chicken shit detractors, undercover asshats and other suspect critics the opportunity to make cowardly comments from behind the cloak of anonymity. It's the founding principle of the Internet, after all.
But for the NY Fed's new Liberty Street Economics (ironically adorable, isn't it?), a stringent comment policy might not be the best way to inspire interaction. And that might be the point.
Here's their policy (save it for your records):
We encourage you to submit comments, queries and suggestions on our blog entries. We will post them below the entry, subject to the following guidelines:I find their use of encourage to be distressing or mildly entertaining, depending on how you look at it. I read this to say "actually we don't encourage you to submit comments but don't want to be bitched out by asshole bloggers who are going to trash us for doing this in the first place."
Please be brief: Comments are limited to 1500 characters.
Please be quick: Comments submitted more than 24 hours after the blog entry appears will not be posted.
Please be on-topic and patient: Comments are moderated and will not appear until they have been reviewed to ensure that they are substantive and clearly related to the topic of the post. The moderator will not post comments that are
* abusive, harassing, or threatening;
* obscene or vulgar; or
* commercial in nature;
as well as comments that constitute a personal attack. We reserve the right not to post a comment; no notice will be given regarding whether a submission will or will not be posted.
That's what I got out of that.