Obscene comments on your blog can put you behind the bars

by Amit Verma on October 11, 2008

in Blogging, Feature

I have seen many people complaining about Facebook applications that are not shown in the application menu. When an application is added it doesn’t get displayed in the Facebook Application menu automatically. Only bookmarked applications are shown there.

After adding the application follow the steps given below to bookmark.

  1. Click on the Edit link on Application menu in the bottom of the browser.
  2. Click on the Edit link against the application you want to bookmark.
  3. Select the checkbox from Bookmark tab.

Now you are set to go. The application should display in the Application menu.
I have seen many people complaining about Facebook applications that are not shown in the application menu. When an application is added it doesn’t get displayed in the Facebook Application menu automatically. Only bookmarked applications are shown there.

After adding the application follow the steps given below to bookmark.

  1. Click on the Edit link on Application menu in the bottom of the browser.
  2. Click on the Edit link against the application you want to bookmark.
  3. Select the checkbox from Bookmark tab.

Now you are set to go. The application should display in the Application menu.
If you are not moderating comments on your blog then you must start doing it because you are responsible for the words of others.

Blog owners should be aware of the cyber law. It is understood that those who write in a blog are liable for the content they have written but do you know that the blog owners are also responsible for the comments written on their blog.

You can be liable if the comments on your posts include the followings:

  • Vulgar words
  • Offensive comments
  • If it reveals someone else’s trade secrets
  • Defame other’s good reputation
  • Encourage harassment

However, sanitary
it totally depends upon laws of your country. There are situations also where bloggers get protection. So it is always good to be aware of the Law that is prevalent in your country.

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Jyoti October 22, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Thanks for sharing this information, I do have my blog however I have no idea about this that a blogger is also responsible for the comments. I will take care of this in future and if I get some more information in this regard will definitely share it with others.

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linuxoverwindows October 26, 2008 at 8:55 pm

im not sure what countries that applies to but if someone said i made an offensive comment or defamed someone, i would definitely get a first ammendment lawyer to argue my case for me. someone who knows the laws of the freedom of speech. there are some things you can get in trouble for, like a trade secret, but if you dont work for the company anymore, then its more of a case that the company can keep you tied up in legal preceedings until you have no money to keep up or something. you cant post anything about a case that is open until the case is closed and then it is no longer protected. i forgot the term they used with me on that one, but yeah there are certain laws that protect people but there are other laws that protect the rest of us. but i guess it depends on the country 😉

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Amit October 27, 2008 at 10:46 am

@linuxoverwindows – Yes, It always depends on the laws of that country.

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Shaan October 26, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Never thought about it. . . Thanks

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Hells-angel October 27, 2008 at 9:18 am

well do some time i been in and out of the pin yepers just put one’s for b/S in watch the murders rapers get out faster heck i shot and cop 3 time’s with and 45 i spent 8 years on and life trum in the pin … guys came in for B/S LOL so what is jail going to do ? tell you can’ say something i thing you have more free in the pin…………lol you scard of jail..DON’T think of it this way NO RENT NO BILLS FREE MEALS ADAY NO NOTHING LOL THE JOKE’S ON THE PIN THE BILL IS ON THE PIN LOL

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p@r@noid February 18, 2009 at 8:23 am

Though I find it useless “Blogs are suppose to be referred as Freedom of speech ” and mild vulgarity in the comment box as an opinion is justified..
Though breaking a law is more like hitting your foot with an axe…so..be it.!! 😐

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