Blog / Comment Policy

Below is the Comment Policy for the Phoenix Real Estate Guy website and blog. The Phoenix Real Estate Guy is owned and operated by tPREG Marketing LLC.

Blog Policy, Rules and Such:

This policy for this web site is valid from 8 May 2005. Last updated August 14, 2008 January 23, 2011 December 19, 2011, April 20, 2015.

Comment Policy:

Reader comments are encouraged! But please, be civil. This does not mean you have to agree with anything we say here. In fact, we welcome debate and encourage people to express what and how they feel.

Please leave your real name. Do not use “keywords” as your commenter name — this is spammy and a tactic employed by paid blog commenters. If you are concerned about privacy, then use a pseudonym (John Doe, Betty Sue, first name only, etc). But please, no keyword stuffed names. More on this topic here.

Spam is not tolerated on this blog. We loath spam. There are multiple spam filters in place here, but occasionally something slips through. When we find them, they will be deleted. In addition to the “typical” spam of things such as prescription medication, porn and deeply discounted software, blatant self-promotion and advertising will not be tolerated. We understand the need to advertise a business or product. Heck, some will argue that this blog is nothing but advertising. But then again, it is our blog and our business… 😉 I don’t want to be put in a position of determining whose advertising should be here and whose should not. So the rule is no advertising in the comments. If you want to advertise on Phoenix Real Estate Guy, see this post.

Personal attacks will not be tolerated and will be deleted.

We will *occasionally* edit a comment, but will *never* change its intent. The only thing we will edit a comment for is format, and then only if it “breaks” the blog display. We will also edit the occasional URL to “hot link” it for the convenience of other readers. Strong language may be edited — kids read here. If you drop the F bomb, you will be deleted. Let’s keep it off the blog, please. “Less intense” words are OK on occasion.

Collection and Use of Personal Information:

We hate spam more than you do. I will *never* sell or release your email address to anyone, unless ordered to do so by a court of law. We take privacy seriously, too.

Copyright:

All content on Phoenix Real Estate Guy is protected by US Copyright. “All content” means all content — text and images, videos, whatever. “Fair Use” allows for small portions of text to be used and quoted as long as there is a prominent link back directly to the post URL — permission is not required for fair use (and is encouraged!). If you want to use a photo, ask. we are really pretty accommodating. “Scraping” this site and/or RSS feed and/or republishing content without permission is unacceptable. We will aggressively pursue any and all legal avenues to protect our copyright and intellectual property. Trust me, you don’t want to go down this road. Content theft sucks.

Here comes the legal-speak. Sorry, but it’s a necessary evil…

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Dean Ouellette, Shar Rundio and Nick Bastian. For questions about this blog, please contact us (info at PhoenixRealEstateGuy dot com). Opinions are that of the blog post author (which the vast majority of the time will be one of us). Whenever we present data, it is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. You should never make financial or real estate decisions based on anything you read on the internet anywhere without first consulting your financial adviser, CPA, attorney and/or real estate professional.

The owners of this blog are occasionally compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owners of this blog may receive compensation for some posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Less than one out of every hundred posts are paid/sponsored posts. Paid/sponsored posts will ALWAYS be prominently disclosed as such within the sponsored post and/or post title. This is our current advertising policy for the Phoenix Real Estate Guy web site.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. We shoot straight and we play fair.