A Point of Ettiquette

by Nathan Hamm on 6/22/2005

As readers may or may not know, I manage discussions on this blog as a mostly benevolent tyrant who strikes from the shadows when my ill-defined “Act like you are a guest in my home” policy is broken.

What follows has nothing to do with comments and is mostly for bloggers. Feel entirely free to skip this post over.

I am fairly uninterested in repeating others’ arguments, so let me steal from Michele, who is much more willing to let readers know what she really thinks about the proper use of trackbacks.

She says everything I want to say but am too worried about being polite to say. Plus, this hasn’t turned into a problem here yet, so I’m more worried about nipping things in the bud than getting a problem under control.

If you have a post you want me to see, just email me the damned link. I do (usually) read everything I’m sent and I post topical links pretty damned often.

Don’t abuse the trackbacks. Spammers abuse trackbacks. Spammers are dicks.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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