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Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. 

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Comments will not be approved if they: 

  • Contain contact information, website links or email addresses.
  • Are intended to attack or in other ways being mean-spirited. 
  • Are considered to be “spam”.
  • Are considered to be off-topic for the blog discussion.

Advertising or promoting products, services and websites is not allowed anywhere on mariaerving.com.

This may include mentions and links to:

  • Personal websites or forums as well as books, YouTube videos etc.
  • Websites that require payment to access.
  • Websites/individuals that advertise, promote or sell products, programs and services etc.

Other points to remember when posting comments:

  • Opposing opinions and points of views are welcome, but please behave respectfully and mature.
  • Keep your comments on topic for the particular article you are commenting on.
  • Please keep your comments engaging and/or interesting for others to read, i.e. leave out comments like “great article”, “amazing stuff”, and so on.

Thank you for respecting the house rules.

Now let me hear from you! 😊

Maria