Comment Policy

Your love and positive comments are always welcomed and encouraged on EarthMattersMusic.com, as you, the reader, are the reason I created this project and a huge part of what makes this ever growing community so special. I am fully committed to maintaining this website as a place for open and respectful discussion, so there are a few things that I simply cannot allow, and instances when comments can be edited or deleted. All comments are subject to these terms of use and any commenter in violation of this policy may be banned at my sole discretion. Before commenting, you’ll want to check out the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Full Disclaimer, and pretty much any other page down the bottom of this website, which govern all content on EarthMattersMusic.com, including anything you post in the comments. Accessing this website or leaving a comment indicates you accept these policies.

Official Earth Matters Music Comment Policy

The most important thing to have in mind when you comment is: RESPECT. I welcome open discussion and disagreement in comments, but rude, degrading or personally attacking comments will be deleted. Think of it this way: when you join the discussion on a blog post here at EarthMattersMusic.com, it is like stepping into my home. I’m happy you’re here and always welcome good conversation with friends, but if you start acting like a jerk by name calling, insulting other people, or promoting your product or service, I will have to ask you to leave.

Comments Guidelines

Comments that don’t contribute to the conversation, are obviously spam, promotional in nature, or intended for back-link purposes will be deleted and the author may be banned from future commenting ability. Please use your REAL first name and email address. Do not use a business name, blog name, nickname, initials, or any other fake name when commenting. Failure to do so will cause your comment to be marked as spam, deleted, or edited to conform to these guidelines and your comment will NOT be replied to. Please do not put your personal blog or business website URL in the comment text unless it directly contributes to the comment and/or the conversation taking place, as it will cause your comment to be marked as spam and most likely deleted, or edited to conform to these guidelines. If you’ve never left a comment before and your first one includes a link, it will most likely be deleted automatically by the spam filter. Please use proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and letter casing when commenting. This will allow for everyone to understand your ideas better. Occasional unintentional mistakes happen (I’m guilty of it too!), but for the sake of comprehension, readability and clear dialog, please make all efforts to follow basic English writing decorum. Comments which are unintelligible and/or don’t follow this policy will be… you guessed it!, deleted or edited to meet these guidelines. Before asking a question in the comments, please read through all of the post’s prior comments to see if your question has already been asked by another reader and answered. If a question or comment was previously answered, your comment will most likely not be responded to. I am a husband and father to 3 precious gems, so I try to make the best use of my time. In accordance with the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, please assume that any comment you post on EarthMattersMusic.com is being posted publicly. By posting a comment on this website or in associated web forums you are giving Earth Matters Music® the exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise use your comment in any way that I see fit.

The following applies to all comments posted on EarthMattersMusic.com:

– All Rights Reserved: I reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. I also reserve the right to block access via IP address to anyone or group from commenting, subscribing to, and from accessing EarthMattersMusic.com for violation of this comment policy.

– Links: Comments containing links are automatically held in moderation. Any link included in a comment which is blatantly self promotional without genuinely contributing to the conversation will be marked as spam and the comment immediately deleted. Repeated attempts will cause the user email and IP address to be blacklisted from commenting further. Links that are relevant and contribute to the conversation within the comments of the blog post may be allowed, but if in doubt, please leave it out.

– Copyright/Plagiarism: If notice is received that a comment contains proprietary, copyrighted or plagiarized information, the offending comment will be deleted and the commenter blocked from further commenting ability.

– Email: An authentic, verified, email address is required for commenting and comment subscriptions. Personal email addresses are never published on the blog nor shared with any 3rd party. Your email address may be used by the blog owner (me) to privately contact you. By commenting on this blog, you are agreeing that I have the right to contact you via email in response to your comment, and for informational and promotional purposes. You can unsubscribe from blog comment notifications and email correspondence at any time.

– Privacy: I take your privacy very seriously. Comments and messages containing email addresses, physical mail addresses, phone numbers, and any private or personal information will be edited or deleted to protect the privacy of the affected party. To prevent such editing or deletion, never share private information within EarthMattersMusic.com blog comments or social media forums. Please read the privacy policy for more information.

– Respect: Comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the blog owner (me) to be rude and offensive, will be deleted and the commenter banned from future use. No personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the post author, nor any other commenter. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog will result in removal and blocked access. As a general rule, if you would not say it directly to or in the presence of your mother, grandmother, or two-year-old child, don’t say it to me or another commenter.

– Relevance: Please keep all comments on topic and relevant to the post being read. Comments that are an obvious attempt at promotional purposes, intended to gain traffic, backlinks, brand exposure, or increased personal site traffic will be deleted and the commenter will be blocked from further EarthMattersMusic.com interaction. If you leave a comment or question that is unrelated to the post topic, it will likely go unanswered. If you have a question about a specific topic, please search for it using the provided search box. Or you can suggest a topic for a future blog post using the contact form.

– Spam: Any comment deemed as spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam. Commenters who repeatedly post spam will be blacklisted from commenting in the future, and their IP address blocked from accessing EarthMattersMusic.com.

– Liability: All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the individual commenter. By submitting a comment on EarthMattersMusic.com, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold this site, Earth Matters Music®, and all post authors and commenters harmless.

– What To Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear: Please be patient. All comments are moderated and are not approved right away. Please do not submit the same comment twice unless you think your original comment was not submitted correctly the first time.

This entire comment policy can be summarized in these simple words: Be respectful to others and use common sense when interacting with others

Earth Matters Music is not a democracy and you don’t have freedom of speech on my blog. I reserve the right to edit any comment as I see fit. If you disagree with any of the above listed guidelines, please refrain from commenting or go start your own blog so you can share your opinions with the world.

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Please note that since I am a musician, not a doctor, lawyer, or health care professional, I am unable to answer any questions related to these topics, even in response to comments and questions. While I share my own experience in the hope of inspiring you to make conscious health decisions after consulting with a qualified professional, I can’t offer any advice for a specific problem or condition and comments or questions asking medical advice will not be answered.

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