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Blog Policy, Rules and Such:

This policy is valid from 8 May 2005. Last updated August 14, 2008 January 23, 2011 December 19, 2011.

Comment Policy:

Reader comments are encouraged! But please, be civil. This does not mean you have to agree with anything I say here. In fact, I welcome debate and encourage people to express what 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. I loath spam. There are multiple spam filters in place here, but occasionally something slips through. When I 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. I understand the need to advertise a business or product. Heck, some will argue that this blog is nothing but advertising for my real estate business. But then again, it is my blog and my 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.

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

Collection and Use of Personal Information:

I hate spam more than you do. I will *never* sell or release your email address to anyone, unless order to do so by a court of law. I also despise old school hard-sell sales tactics and will never send you any form of marketing material unless you specifically request it.

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. I’m 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 Jay Thompson. For questions about this blog, please contact me (Jay at ThompsonsRealty dot com). Opinions are that of the blog post author (which the vast majority of the time will be me). When I 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 owner of this blog is occasionally compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives 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 five hundred posts are paid/sponsored posts. Paid/sponsored posts will ALWAYS be prominently disclosed as such within the sponsored post and/or post title. UPDATE: We no longer do paid/sponsored posts. Please don’t ask. Haven’t done them for years, and won’t do them again.

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.