Comment Policy

All comments and other content contributed to AdrianJock.com shall adhere to the following policy, and may be edited or removed at Adrian Jock’s discretion if it is deemed to be in violation of this policy.

1. Threats, Personal Attacks, Hate Speech

1.1. Personal Attacks: Please don’t engage in personal attacks (on author, other users or any individual), persistent trolling or mindless abuse.

1.2. Hate Speech: Racism, sexism and homophobia will not be tolerated.

1.3. Language and Threats: Please watch your language and respect other people’s views, beliefs and emotions. I reserve the right to remove any content that might be found extremely offensive or threatening.

2. Relevancy and/or Spam

2.1. No Spam: Spam and advertising content will be removed.

Side-notes:

– The field “Name” from the comment area is designed for your name. Use the name of your business instead only if your goal is to have your comment sent to Trash.

– The field “Website” from the comment area is designed for your website. Not for affiliate links or for pages that redirect the visitor to affiliate pages.

– Include affiliate links in the “Comment” field only if you want me to mark your comment as spam.

2.2. Relevancy: Please keep conversations relevant. Off-topic comments are subject to removal. The comments that are generic and not related to the blog post that you comment under will be treated as spam.

Adding the title of my article to your comment won’t make it relevant.

Example:

Example of Clever Spam Comment Attempt

Commenting on let’s say a very specific Twitter article and telling me how great Twitter is doesn’t make your comment relevant.

Using some keywords from the article (such as “Twitter” – using the example above) doesn’t make your comment relevant. A comment is relevant when is related to the ideas expressed in the article.

2.3. Language: The comments written in other language than English will be treated as spam. If your English is so bad that the meaning of your comment isn’t understandable, then such a comment will not be approved.

3. Email Notifications & Replies to Comments

Email notifications regarding the replies to your comments aren’t sent unrequested. In order to get these notifications, you have to subscribe using the system located at the bottom of the comment area. The default option is “Don’t subscribe.”

While I don’t force anyone to subscribe to receive such email notifications, be aware that if you don’t subscribe, then you shouldn’t expect replies to your comments from my part. I don’t waste my time replying to people who aren’t interested in replies to their comments.

4. Kingged.com (or similar sites) Duplicate Comments

If someone shares my posts on Kingged (or similar sites) and you comment on that site, that’s fine. But don’t come here, and then copy & paste the same comment. It won’t be approved.

If you add “I left this comment on kingged.com where this post was shared by X” is even worse. If the owner of that site needs advertising, then it should pay for it.

5. Rules Regarding the CommentLuv Plugin

5.1. If the title of your latest blog post isn’t written in English, it will be removed.

5.2. If the title of your latest blog post includes indecent language, it will be removed.

5.3. If you link to inappropriate websites, your link will be removed. The term “inappropriate websites” includes but it’s not limited to violent, pornographic, and/or illegal content, gambling websites, low quality websites designed to fool the search engines using keywords stuffing or other methods.

5.4. If you try to game the plugin (for example, the link to your latest blog post points to another site – other than the one from the “Website” field), then the link to the latest blog post will be removed.

6. Greediness – Aren’t Two Links Enough?

6.1. One comment, maximum two links to your website – including the hyperlinked name and the link to the latest blog post.

Non-complying with this rule will be treated on a case by case basis.

6.2. If the comment itself includes a link to a relevant article, the link to your latest blog post will be removed.

6.3. If the comment itself includes two links to two relevant articles, the other two links mentioned at 6.1. will be removed.

6.4. If the comment itself includes three links or more, some links will be removed, at my total discretion, in order for the approved comment to comply with the rule 6.1.

7. Removal of Approved Comments

Once a comment is made public on AdrianJock.com website, I will not remove it by request. As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting.

Comments will only be considered for removal (i) in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order, or (ii) in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or where I believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take actions regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of another person, violations of my policies, or as otherwise required by law.

8. Intellectual Property, Privacy and Publicity Rights

By posting any comment, you give Adrian Jock and AdrianJock.com the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media. You also agree that you will not post material that infringes on the rights of any third party, including intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights.

You agree that you will indemnify Adrian Jock against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to any comment you have posted.

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All comments are filtered through spam filtering technology. Like any other technology, this one isn’t perfect. From time to time it flags legitimate comments.

If you find that your comment isn’t showing up within 24 hours after its submission and you’re sure that it complies with the rules above, then it may have been erroneously flagged as spam. Please contact me to follow up on the status of your comment.

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