When and where to draw the line!

Discussion in 'Managing an Online Community' started by bbrian017, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. bbrian017

    bbrian017 Enthusiast

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    I recently launched a website that is for blogger to submit their blog articles and I seem to be stuck in a tight situation. I was wondering what you wold personally do in this situation. Most of the blogs being submitted are of great quality but I have a few I don't personally like much and they also contain little to no original content.

    What's happening is these sites have blogs on their main websites so they are submitting their blogs at my site and I don't think it's fair to the real bloggers that take time and write their own articles.

    In this situation what would you do as a website owner. Would you ban these specific Blogs and not allow them to submit to the site or would you continue letting them add their blogs? On one hand i feel it's okay and I want their traffic but as I mentioned before it's really not fair to the real bloggers trying to generate traffic to their Blogs.

    I will provide a few links in particular in which I'm talking about. I hope this gives you a better understanding of my situation and possibly you can offer a better suggestion.

    My Website: http://www.blogengage.com

    Border line spam Blogs:

    1- http://blog.shopping4coupons.com
    2- http://realestate.blogs.ozfreeonline.com/
    3- http://movietv-show.blogspot.com/

    I'm just asking your opinion and wondering if you would continue to allow these specific blogs to submit to blogengage, or would you consider it spam and not allow these url's to submit any more?
     
  2. TrixieTang

    TrixieTang Politically Incorrect

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    Ban the ones that are non-original spam.
     
  3. annakey

    annakey Charter? What Charter?

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    I don't understand. Are people submitting other people's blogs? If so, insist that only blog authors may submit their own blogs.
     
  4. bbrian017

    bbrian017 Enthusiast

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    Yes right now it states in the FAQ's you must own or at least have written the content to submit a blog to blogengage.

    The issues here is border line spam blogs regarding coupons and dvds etc submitting their blogs.

    I was thinking it should all be good content and self witting and if it isn't I would delete and ban them and there blog from the site.


    The three examples I added to my first post are the sites I'm considering deleting and banning from blogengage.

    what do you guys and gals think?
     
  5. TrixieTang

    TrixieTang Politically Incorrect

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    Ban them, they're basically adspam.
     
  6. bbrian017

    bbrian017 Enthusiast

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    yeah I decided to take your advice on this and kill spamed their account. it's too bad because it's a decent site but it's not the content I'm looking for at blogengage :)

    I want solid blog articles so the reader return! Good readers are hard to come by!
     
  7. d8tabyte

    d8tabyte Habitué

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    I'd write in your TOS that blogs are subject to review and must meet quality standards. Blogs are subject to removal without notice.

    Quality standards is then a subjective term and is not defined - so its up to you to chose what is quality and what isnt.
     
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