Friday, March 5, 2010

What do we do with your comments?

We wanted a take a few minutes to let you know how we handle the comments you post on our blog. We get questions about that occasionally, and we thought posting this here might help you understand how our comments sections work. Here's our basic policy:

1. We encourage and appreciate comments from our readers. We are always looking for feedback - both on our photographs and on our articles. We want to produce the best work we possibly can, and we read every single comment posted to our blog. We always try to respond if you comment, too - so feel free to ask questions.

2. All comments are moderated. We receive as many spam comments as real ones - so every single comment is checked before it is approved for posting on the site. We delete all spam comments in order to keep our blog clean and relevant.

3. Negative comments are not removed - we value both negative and positive criticism. We will almost always approve and respond to non-spam comments, unless they contain excessive profanity or non-relevant links.

4. Relevant links are encouraged - we always appreciate links to good content... but don't post irrelevant links. Comments that include irrelevant links will probably be deleted.

5. Signatures are fine - we don't mind a signature and a link to your photo gallery in your comment, as long as the comment is worth posting. "Good post" followed by a link to your personal business page will probably be deleted. :)

So - please feel free to comment! Let us know what you think. Tell us if you like what we're offering, and ask questions anytime. Don't like a post? Tell us! Disagree with our perspective? We want to hear it! Love a photo? Hate it? Tell us why! We're always trying to be better at what we do - and your feedback is essential.

And to those of you who have posted comments in the past - Thank You. We appreciate the time you spend on our blog - and we appreciate the time you take to comment.

All the best,
Varina and Jay



Blogger davidpatterson said...

I am commenting on your post about commenting ;)

Seriously though, your explanation of this subject further goes to prove the level of interest both you and Jay have for teaching and sharing. I have long been an admirer of your wonderful photography, though I am just as impressed with your desire to help others. By the way... thanks for sharing the beautiful southwest landscape in this post - great sky, and some strong and powerful foreground elements.

March 5, 2010 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks, David. The image (which is from Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument in Utah) was kind of an apology for the non-photography-related post. ;) Thanks for your kind words. I am a strong believer in helping other people learn... the fact is, I wouldn't be half the photographer I am today without the help of more people than I can count. We're all connected - and if I try to separate myself, I am serving no one at all... least of all myself!

And thank you for the comment! It is - as I said in the post - enormously appreciated! :)


March 5, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Art Courses said...

Thanks for letting the readers including me, know what you wanted and what you do to the comments that were commented on your blogs.. This is a great way of reminding everyone to comment rightly.
This is an important message that cannot be just simply ignore.
Thanks again.

March 7, 2010 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

You are quite welcome. :)

March 8, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger G.Ancuta said...

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March 15, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

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