A Sample Blog Moderation Policy for Your Review and Comment

Hi Folks,

This is a link to author Charles Stross's Blog Moderation Policy (http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2008/06/moderation-policy.html), Some part's are inapplicable or irrelevant (Charles lives in Scotland), but there are some useful parts that we might want to consider. I really don't have" any skin in the game", except hoping that whatever we decide on is easy to find and understand. Please address your comments below.

Hope This Helps,


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Comment by Tim Spagnola on February 6, 2014 at 11:24am
This was helpful Keith. We had something like this, but reading this over really makes me think our own needs to be revamped. I hope RBC members take a moment to check this out and provide feedback.
Comment by Keith D. Halperin on February 6, 2014 at 12:48pm

Thanks, Tim.

Comment by Sandra McCartt on February 6, 2014 at 6:01pm
Recruitingblogs is a site dedicated to recruiting, recruiters and human resource professionals. Vendors and marketers should realize recruiters/ HR professionals do not respect or buy from marketers who attempt to offer expertise in recruiting or HR when they have never worked in the profession.

Due to an over abundance of painfully commercialized marketing blogs,engagement and interest of the professionals our members involved as marketers, consultants, vendors, trainers and others selling services are trying to reach has almost saturated the site. The result..you are preaching incompetent inexperience to the choir. Your audience dropped off. These professionals know their business. This is not a site for candidates looking for a job. Posting your inexperienced advice on job hunting here is not only many times wrong ,if not laughable, it is offensive to people who advise for a living. No recruiting or HR professional will buy your product or use your service if you insult their intelligence. First rule of marketing..know your audience. And don't bore them to death. Just because you can flop some sophomoric gibberish out there doesn't mean you should. Read , learn ask you will be well received it's called "relationship selling".

Recruiting blogs offers the opportunity for vendors and marketers to present your product or service in a professional marketing format rather than a thinly disguised attempt to advertise for free. Contact Matt for affordable options.

Moderation will increase with the goal of bringing back the audience you should want to reach. In line with that goal consider the following.

I) Thou shalt not advertise on the main Discussion Board (no matter how thinly disguised), use the Bulletin Board or the Promotions Tab for . Blatant advertisements will be removed, as will offenders! No Links in original disYcussion posts to outside sites, blogs or announcements.

2) Thou shalt be civil and courteous to all Members of RBC at all times. Expect respect and give it too, everyone is entitled to an opinion and to agree to disagree. Rudeness, bullying, racial prejudice, and any other anti-social forms of behaviour (this includes Political or Religious inflammatory comments) will not be tolerated and may lead to your Membership being revoked.

3) Thou shalt heed the word of thine moderator - what he/she says goes and is final.

4) Thou shalt only apply to become a Member of RBC as yourself - no Corporations please, and no other organizations, just your good self.

5) The Moderators reserve the right at all times to delete/or move blogs or comments as required

6) Membership of RBC is a privilege, not a right, and may be withdrawn if the individual Member warrants it through deeds, actions, or written comment, whether within the confines of the group, or outside of it (e.g. convicted of illegal acts or acts of moral turpitude

.7) Enjoy!
Comment by Sandra McCartt on February 6, 2014 at 6:10pm
Or you could just say, "if you don 't have the street cred, shut up or consider your post dead.
Comment by Matt Charney on February 6, 2014 at 6:27pm

Sandra - can I crib this? This is awesome. I wouldn't say this isn't a site for people who are looking for jobs, though, because employment status isn't at all relevant to expertise. If you were suddenly looking for a job tomorrow for some reason, that shouldn't mean you should suddenly not be able to post on the site or diminish your actual expertise in any way.

Comment by Keith D. Halperin on February 6, 2014 at 6:46pm

Looks like we're getting there, Folks.

Re:2) Thou shalt be civil and courteous to all Members of RBC at all times.

I'm not sure I'm EVER civil and courteous to Members here, let alone ALWAYS...


Comment by Sandra McCartt on February 7, 2014 at 12:32am
Of course, when I post anything here it belongs to you. I just flipped that out there between trying to be a recruiter for. While. Probably a better way to phrase that about looking for a job. I was thinking in terms of some of the posts by some writer in LA , that would make a jr. College placement office nerd face palm themselves into brain damage. Or the pitiful blog suggesting that job seekers who puke on their hoes due to a panic attack should smile nd apologize so the interviewer would know they are a kind person.

That perhaps would be better said ....blogs giving advice on how to find a job if your expertise is marketing, you have never been in recruiting or HR is right up there with giving advice on business development to a senior sales executive because you did a bang up job of selling your '88 Ford. If one wishes to be taken seriously don't try to give advice when you don't know whereof you speak.

Keith, as one of the most outspoken satire writers on the planet, I have no intention of being Mary Poppins but every policy needs a clause to satisfy the PC crowd and give the site management something to print in red should they wish to throw my sarcastic ass , or yours off the site without room for a lot of argument. That line can be sent to a troll or a lunatic followed by "adios and bye bye, go with God" signed the management team.

Matt..please, if you keep calling everything "awesome" it will leave you with no superlative to utter if the second coming happens in your living room tomorrow or you win the lottery. In my opinion one of the biggest mistakes recruiters make is overusing superlatives until they have no meaning. Crib away. My work here is done for a minute.
Comment by Sandra McCartt on February 7, 2014 at 12:37am
That should be "puke on their shoes" not hoes. If anybody pukes on a hoe in an interview they need a new tool to chop cotton someplace else.
Comment by Keith D. Halperin on February 7, 2014 at 5:27pm

@ Sandra: If people were required to have KNOWLWDGE of recruiting to TALK about recruiting- where would all our self-proclaimed Recruiting Thought Leaders and Expensive Recruiting Convention- Presenters be? Those folks seem mainly there due to their ability to prosper in corporate politics and/or being able to tell similar high-level recruiting bureaucrats what they'd like to hear. (Maybe they're there to talk about solving the problems their own advice created in the first place? )

As far as "puking on a hoe": while many organizations have prostitutes as employees or contractors (often called  "YOUR LEAST FAVORITE CORPORATE TITLE HERE"), letting candidates vomit on them usually requires an additional payment.




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