A global hello from The Planet!
In case you haven’t heard yet, Huffington Post has announced that it will end anonymous accounts in order to reduce trolling.
While the intent of limiting trolls is admirable, losing your anonymity when you post comments at a public site could impact one’s job, business/personal relationships and even safety.
Respecting the anonymity and freedom of expression of our members are top priorities at PlanetPOV. Commenting on critical issues that make a big impact on our lives is meaningful and should be something people can freely do without worrying about any blowback in their personal lives. At PlanetPOV, your anonymity will always be respected.
Most members at PlanetPOV are current or previous bloggers at Huffington Post so if you haven’t been to The Planet recently, you may find some familiar (while anonymous!) user names.
At PlanetPOV, there is no automatic comment moderation, your comments post immediately. You can also edit your comment after it has been posted. Our format allows for in-depth, substantial and enlightening conversations. As a site that’s all about real people and real opinions, all of our members may post their own articles which can appear on the front page and will be promoted to our membership and our Twitter and Facebook followers.
In addition to posts on political and social issues, we offer a variety of regular features:
MORNING BLOG – Our daily international roundup of the news.
TIME OUT FOR OFF TOPIC – Our virtual hangout to discuss anything and everything at any time.
VOX POPULI – Our live member chat on the week’s events every Friday night.
WEEKEND MUSIC THREAD – A new music theme every week for members to post their favorite songs.
THE SUNDAY FUNNIES ON THE PLANET – A roundup of the week’s political cartoons from both sides of the fence.
Since The Planet is not as vast as Huffington Post, we can and do moderate troll-type posts on a case-by-case basis instead of using blanket moderation on all comments. Our central philosophy is that all of our members deserve a minimum of respect when they express themselves, especially when they have a less popular opinion. So while we have 100% respect for freedom of expression, we have a zero tolerance policy for trolls or any comments expressing racism, hatred or personal attacks against fellow members.
PlanetPOV is a site by bloggers, for bloggers. We’re always trying to improve our members’ blogging experience so we always welcome feedback and suggestions.
If you haven’t been to The Planet recently or regularly, we invite you to join many fellow Huffington Post bloggers for thoughtful, anonymous and entertaining conversations at PlanetPOV.
Hope to see you soon!
All the best,