All Phoenix Real Estate Comment Policy

avatarthumbnail.jpgOne of the items that came out of last week’s RE Barcamp (the blogging non-conference ahead of Inman’s Bloggers Connect and Real Estate Connect) was the need to have a comment policy stating what is and isn’t allowed.

I’ve always relied on the common sense of my readers but after reading an Active Rain-like “great post” comment from someone hoping (in vain) for a backlink, maybe common sense isn’t sufficient.

So here we go … I’ll have this added to the bottom of the page soon enough without the extra commentary you all love so much but here are the rules of the road:

1) No spam. Aside from the male enhancement products, sundry videos and offers to help shelter millions from third world nations, I’m also banning link span. Feel free to comment but if it’s clear you have nothing to say and just want a link, adios.

Want an example? Sure …

Hey, That was so nice post, It was so good info anyway I like it .
Thank you.

Incidentally, if you’re paying Sinai Marketing to help increase your digital footprint, the above is what they’re doing. Better to light your money on fire, me thinks. The comment stayed. The backlink’s long gone. So sorry.

2) No personal attacks. Unless your link spamming me from Sinai Marketing. Seriously, though, keep it above the belt and keep it clean. Not too much to ask.

3) No advertising above and beyond link spam. It’s great if you have a sure-fire solution for short sales but you’re not advertising it here.

That’s it. Pretty simple. Fairly straight forward.

And with that outย of the way, onward we go …

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Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Nick Bastian 10 years ago

    nice post… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Steve Belt 10 years ago

    I was going to comment, but I’m not deathly afraid of this looking like a personal attack, spam, or an advert, not sure which, though. Oh that’s right, I think we established a while back that my comments are adverts. hehe.

    All kidding aside, good idea. FYI, I have a comment policy link below my submit button and in my sidebar…something else to consider.

  • Charleston real estate blog 10 years ago

    JD, I’ve never bothered to formally announce that I’m going to just delete comments other than to say all comments are moderated. I regularly delete comments that are nothing more than link spam.

    My link spam: Do you know of any Canadians who are interested buying a home in the Southeast rather than the Southwest ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Charleston real estate blog 10 years ago

    Oh, and how about a link to me from your blogroll while I’m having a little fun with you today ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Frank Jewett 10 years ago

    Damn, I wish I read this before I commented in the “Phoenix MLS suck” thread. More substantive? Okay. Here’s an idea for a future post: Does anyone have an MLS they actually like? The answer from Santa Clara County, sadly, would also be “no!”

  • Jonathan Dalton 10 years ago

    Nick … expected of a Killer Bunny Rabbit ๐Ÿ™‚

    Steve … got your text and I’m okay with that, actually. I’m still not sure I need the formal policy but given I’ve had the same guy from Sinai Marketing try twice, why not.

    Howard – Oh, maybe. Send me a knish and I’ll think about it.

    Frank – You’re fine. And after hearing about some of the other MLS systems, I’m fine with ours. Well … I still think they spend too much time worrying about Days on Market but there’s been a noticeable change at ARMLS since the new CEO took over. Many others are outright draconian in comparison.

  • Nick Bastian 10 years ago

    Carry On, my friend…