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Our biggest guidelines when it comes to comments are these:

  • Be respectful and polite
  • Don’t use foul language
  • Drop links only if they are relevant
  • Don’t use keywords as your name
  • Use common sense

Respectful and polite: We will merrily nuke any post if we feel people are behaving in some type of aggressive or immature manner that they’d never do to someone in person. Debate with each other. Disagree with each other. Argue forcefully with each other. Just keep it respectful.

Foul language: This site is aimed at a business audience and we expect our commenters to maintain a professional level of discourse using words that would be welcome in any business setting, big or small.

Dropping links: As for links, they are allowed if relevant to the story. What’s relevant? Ask yourself if people heading over to your site are going to learn something new, unique or different on top of what’s already being discussed. If you honestly believe so, drop away! You’re not going to get banned. If you somehow seriously miss the mark with relevancy, we’ll either edit the link out of your comment and/or remove the comment altogether. If this is a persistent problem for you, we may give you a heads-up and ask that you stop dropping irrelevant links.

Real names: Whenever possible, use a real name when commenting. We may remove comments from people who use names like “SEO Company Topeka” or “Best Mortgage Rates.” We will remove comments signed by “Guest.” This also holds true if you comment using a social media account that seems created purely for commenting in an anonymous manner. If there’s no way to feel confident about who is commenting, we may not allow comments.

Common sense: Rather than us crafting a million specific rules, we ask those taking part in the community here to use good judgment about how they participate. Being rude, being self-promotional, not advancing an argument by repeatedly raising the same points – these are just some examples where common sense should tell a person if they’re not contributing in a valuable way.

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