- Some guidelines on getting published (Maybe!):
Be brief. Remarks may be long or short; preferably short. If you have a lot to say, post it on your own blog and link to us. If you don’t have a blog, you could start one easily (for example WordPress or Blogger). Or you could link to a document that you’ve published on your own web site, or (for example) here.
Be relevant. Bajan Reporter is not YOURS, and Ian & approved contributors write about whatever we want. Our main concern is for the quality of experience for the tens of thousands of readers each day. Always remember while commenting, you are a guest, and what you say may not be used for one of a few reasons – libellous (YOU may be anonymous, but Bajan Reporter is NOT); getting personal with either BR or its contributors; another reason is SPAM – there are thousands of Spam comments daily, if you wish to volunteer and be Spam Editor for Free? Great! But we do not filter every single one, we have a process to see what’s relevant as we have limited staff. If you expect instant publication, then get your own blog.
Be informed. If you en’t know nothing, don’t say nothing. If the topic is new, then do some research before you remark. And take the time to be specific: “discussed this in” is better than “I tell you I heard this at work from by the water cooler“; and “this seems to be inconsistent with” is better than “You so foolish“.
Be polite. If you don’t know what it’s about, be like Gwen Stefani – don’t speak.
- Comments that violate these guidelines will be deleted without notice. Repeat offenders will & have been banned.
Note that comments will be enabled on some posts, and not on others. If comments are not enabled on a particular post, please don’t use the comments on a different post to discuss it. If you have something to say about a post where comments are not enabled, you can respond via email – firstname.lastname@example.org, but this does not mean you will be automatically printed (once again).
One other thing: Please, read the post before commenting. Commenters often ask questions that are answered directly in the post, or make statements that are directly contradicted by something in the post. This frustrates the blogger and makes you look like an idiot.
And one final matter: you’ll see how the box under the story asks you for an email address (this is NOT published for other readers to see). Though there is no automatic check, this should be a genuine address. We can see the email address you give, and comments from addresses like “email@example.com” then it can be deleted.