You know what figuring out how to post and respond to others via my own blog reminds me off? The stuff we are all trying to find out how to do best? Replying and quoting on Usenet newsgroups!
There were all these rules of conduct that were there just because people gradually found out that that was the best way to do it. No automation to take you by the hand, just a set of recommendations on how to behave online.
People who’ve been around the block a few times probably remember this one: Dear Emily Postnews.