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We’re so glad that you’re here and can’t wait to see how you’ll contribute to the conversation happening around the content we’ve created for you and the entire home improvement community.
We create and publish content intended to empower and inform a wide range of users. Whether you’re a beginner to maintaining your home and year or a seasoned DIY’er, we work hard to bring you the most relevant content we’re capable of producing. And because we value your input, feedback, and perspective. We’ve made the decision to maintain an active comment section for 90 days after each post is published. We do moderate each and every comment and it will not show up on mycountryacre until it is approved. We may also email using the email you left for the comment to clarify a question you may have.
The comment section on our blog or social media channels is a place for thoughtful discussion. Before you make your contribution to that discussion, please be sure you have carefully read and understood our comment policy.
The Golden Standard – Our top criteria for an approved comment is one that adds value. There are several ways to add value to a conversation: asking a relevant question, answering a question, providing expanded insight, or explaining a thoughtful counter-point in a respectful way—to name just a few.
Civility is not optional – The MyCountryAcre blog and social channels are meant to be places of empowerment, thoughtful discussion, encouragement, and learning.
You are welcome to disagree with us, our authors, or other commenters, but the tone of those discussions will remain civil or those comments will be deleted.
We will not tolerate personal attacks, hate speech, rude language or anything our editorial staff considers detrimental to the community.
All rights reserved – We reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any comment we choose. We also reserve the right to block any IP address that violates this comment policy from commenting, subscribing, or accessing the MyCountryAcre blog or social content.
Liability – When posting a comment on our blog or social channels you take full responsibility for it. You agree to hold MyCountryAcre, all post authors, and other commenters harmless.
Constructive Criticism Is OK – If you had issues with a product or service please be a specific as possible. General comments such as “the is JUNK!” or “They ripped me off” are not acceptable and will not be posted. We reserved the right to not post any and all comments that are not based on facts.
If you are a dealer or brand you are welcome to join the conversation. We welcome and appreciate your expertise. Please let us know who you are and your company affiliation. We will not tolerate negative comments or attacks on other brands.
Valid Questions – If you have a general question directly relevant to the article or piece of content we’ve posted, then by all means ask. If possible please post the comment on the article where the product is discussed.
Name Use – All comments must be posted under your real name or nick name. If you use a company name, obvious alias, or keyword stuffed phrase your comment will be deleted and marked as spam.
Valid Email Required – The email address you use to submit your comment must be valid. We respect your privacy and will not share this information with third parties or publish your email address to the blog. We may contact you using your email if we need a clarification before we post your comment but we do not otherwise store or use your email for any other purpose. We value our privacy as much as you do and would never abuse your email in any way. Any email address we deem to look like spam will result your comment to be deleted and flagged as spam.
Proper Linking Practices – You are welcome to put a non-trackable, un-masked link to a product you have a question about. We reserve the right to change that link to an affiliate link. Any link that appears to be shortened for tracking, masked, pointing to a product/services page for your profit or otherwise suspicious will be deleted. Affiliate links by you to products, resources, or other sites are not permitted in the comment body. We will change those links as appropriate. Do not sign off the comment with a link to your own website.
In all of these instances you run the risk of your whole comment being deleted and marked as spam. Repeat offenders will be blocked.
Sharing resources the right way – Occasionally, the best way to add value to a conversation is to share a tool or resource with the community that they may not know about.
To assure that the motivations for sharing these tools and resources are for the benefit of the community and not self promotional, we strongly discourage linking to them.
Instead, name the tool or resource (as well as who created it) so that it is easy for others to search for. If you are the creator/owner/salesperson of a tool or resource you’d like to recommend, make sure that connection is understood by providing full disclosure upfront in the comment.
What is and is not considered self promotional or “spammy” is entirely up to the discretion of our editorial staff.
Gravatar – If you would like your photo to appear next to your comment, you’ll need to create a Gravatar account and use that email address when leaving comments on our blog. This process is simple and takes 1-2 minutes, max.
Language – We create and publish content in English. We’re thrilled if you are a non-English communicator who can understand and gain value from our content. However, we are not equipped for comment moderation in multiple languages so please leave your comments in English. Any comment our moderators are unable to understand will be deleted. This includes comments written in English with especially poor spelling and grammar.
Spam – Don’t do it. If you do do it, your comments will be deleted, marked as spam, and you will be blocked.
Why isn’t my comment showing up?
If you’ve followed the above policy and your comment still is not showing up, we ask that you simply be patient. Most likely your comment hasn’t shown up yet because a moderator hasn’t had a chance to read it and mark it approved. Most of the time we strive to approve the comment quickly but once in awhile it may take up to 48 hours for your comment to post.