Comment Policy for Beauty and Fashion Tech and Girl Gloss
This policy should not be needed, but unfortunately some issues have arisen, particularly in regard to spam comments. So here we go:
Beauty and Fashion Tech and Girl Gloss welcome reader comments, however the use of profanity, blatant self promotion, advertising, and spam will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to full editorial control by deleting or editing comments as becomes necessary.
Spam Comments: Spam will not be tolerated and will be deleted. This includes comments that have the appearance of spam.
Signs of spam that may lead to deletion of your comment:
Using a product name as your user name, especially if your url is to a commercial site
Using your site name as your user name if your site is highly commercial and not a fellow beauty, style, or women’s interest site with genuine original content.
Your url leads to a link farm, splog, ad page, income parked site, or similar type of website.
We realize that many blog owners use their hobby or site name as a user name. But sites that are unrelated to beauty, fashion, style, or women’s interests that do so and include a related url will be suspect. Have a legitimate comment and don’t want to get deleted? Use your name, or leave out your url, and make a clearly valuable comment.
Links in Comments: You are more than welcome to include your site url in the line of the comment field for it so that readers can find your own blog or website. But links to your site in the body of your comment will be deleted unless it is highly relevant to the post.
Links to stores and other commercial sites will be deleted.
Comments from PR Agents and Company Representatives: We welcome your comments, both positive and negative, IF your identity is disclosed. Companies and their PR agents are exempt from the rule against use of a business name as the user name in posts directly related to their interests. If you wish to supplement or discuss an article about your product, please either use your company name as your user name, and/or state in the body that you are a company representative.
“Sock puppet” comments from company representative “pumping up” a product without disclosure are subject to deletion. Repeated abuse may result in permanent removal of the entire post and refusal to cover further products.
Common Courtesy: The use of profanity will result in your comment being deleted in its entirety. Likewise, mean-spirited attacks against other users, companies, products, or myself will be deleted. You are more than welcome to post your bad experiences with an item or disagreement with my view or the views of other commentators, but if you do so in an abusive manner, your comments will not be welcome. Use common sense.