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However, the compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner. If I or my guest bloggers claim or appear to be expert on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be identified, but we will attempt to identify conflicts when present.
Comment Policy (thanks to the many bloggers who inspired this policy)
- I try to maintain a free and open environment and I welcome comments on this blog. Your comments should be appropriate to the post that you are commenting on. Just like an online course, comments should continue the discussion and seek to add value.
- By commenting, you are granting the blog owner license to the content of the comment. As the nature of this blog is to produce one or more books and articles on the topic of the blog, comments may appear in future publications.
- I maintain the right to delete inappropriate comments. I will remove comments that are inappropriately off topic, comments that contain personal attacks, comments that are clearly spam (trying to sell a product without adding value to a discussion), and comments with excessive profanity.
- I will not remove a “negative” or contrary comment if it is not of an inappropriate nature.
- Comments left by comment authors are the sole responsibility of the comment author.
- Your name and a valid email address is required to post comments. Email address is not displayed.
Comments should follow blog comment etiquette. This can be summarized as “play nice” and “don’t post in a manner that your mom would not like.” This includes (from http://www.blogherald.com/2007/08/16/time-wasting-blog-comments-comments-policies-and-comment-etiquette/):
- Don’t use keywords in your comment form name – use your name, blog title, or a pseudonym that resembles a name you want to be known as.
- Don’t stuff your comment signature (which is unnecessary – use the form) with links and qualifications on what kind of an expert you think you are. Let your comment speak for your expertise.
- Don’t leave time waster comment nonsense like “Cool”, “I like your article”, “You make a good point”, “I need this”, and “This is great.”
- Don’t leave long link addresses that screw up web page designs. Put them in an HTML anchor tag with descriptive text that tells the reader where the link is going and what it is about.
- Don’t attack the blogger nor other commenters. Attack the content if you have to attack, not the person.
A useful review of how to not comment can be found at: http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2006/08/07/how-not-to-comment-on-comments/