Our Commenting Policy; Hey Give ‘er a Read

By Matt Van Hoven 

WebMediaBrands, our parent company, has a commenting policy. Who knew. We’re publishing it here so you can familiarize yourselves with the right way to interact in our comments section. Yeah, saying whatever you want is fun. But let’s be honest, it’s possible to have fun without telling anyone they should die or become a nun or whatever. You’re creatives so those of you who are big meanies don’t really have an excuse. You want creative freedom? You’ve got it. Click continued for the rules.

On Monday we posted asking the big dogs to come out and use their real names. Only one did, a Hugh G. Rection, from some unknown agency. Apparently he’s trained most of the industry’s top peoples.

Look, we know what we are and yeah sometimes we post average news that maybe you can find elsewhere. Well poop on my face, that’s just terrible. Here’s how it works &#151 if a story comes across my plate that I think might be mildly interesting to some of you, I work it in. But then things happen like last week when you flamed the shit out of Chiat LA all loved it. You tore it apart. So the exciting offsets the less-exciting. It makes for a well rounded blog, and that’s OK with me.

For real though, you guys make this thing what it is, and without your tips this wouldn’t mean anything to anyone. I read AdAge and Adweek all the time, and they do some of the same stuff we do in regards to quoting anonymous sources &#151 but it’s the presentation that’s different and that seems to be what you like. Here’s why we do it that way: everything in news is spin. The only time anyone goes on the record is to nail some competitor to the wall or defend their honor. But it’s still spin. We don’t make this stuff up. So help us avoid the bullshit (er, traditional news style) and send us your news. You are AgencySpy; I’ll be your mic.

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