Living Room Rule of Posting

For comments, I will say that I am going to implement as Shel Israel, important blogger and co-author of “Naked Conversations” often refers to what he calls the Living Room rule:

If you came into my home and were rude to another guest, I would ask you to stop. If you continued to be rude, I would ask you to leave. If I feel you are being abusive, hogging the conversation, or otherwise discouraging the open exchange of legitimate points of view. I will ask you to be more polite. If you ignore the request, I will ban you from further comments. I call this the Living Room rule and I will enforce it subjectively.

Please use these rules for posting on ScissorMonkey. I do not have a problem with dissenting opinion, or even someone telling me I am wrong, but there is no need to be abusive or inappropriate.


18 Responses to “Living Room Rule of Posting”

  1. Akismet has Caught Spam « Thomas - Technical Blogger Says:

    […] Thomas – Technical Blogger The Road to Technical Evangelism « Living Room Rule of Posting […]

  2. Loghikeels Says:

    My name is Tomas!

  3. Penny Arcade’s Take on Anonymous Comments « Thomas - Technical Blogger Says:

    […] I have no problems with dissenting opinions, or people telling me that I am wrong, but I posted my Living Room Rule of Posting what type of comments I will allow on my blog. Technorati Tags: Penny Arcade, Anonymous Comments […]

  4. Job Postings as Comment Spam « Thomas - Technical Blogger Says:

    […] enough, most of these postings are associated with my post Living Room Rule of Posting which states my rules for posting comments on my blog. I guess I wasn’t specific enough […]

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  7. Aftersesmeast Says:


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    I just wanted to give a friendly hello to all of you here.



  8. Thomas Says:

    Dana – Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you have joined the conversation.

  9. xztheericzx Says:

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  10. Thomas Says:

    eric – Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It is great to have people joining the conversation.

  11. oOgerryOo Says:

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  12. Thomas Says:

    Gerry – Thanks for the comment and welcome to the conversation. I always appreciate seeing comments from new people.

  13. Controller Says:

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