We welcome conversation on our blog posts and love that our community is passionate about agile and Scrum topics, and share their ideas, questions and comments regularly.

Here are some general guidelines to make the discussions great on our blog:

All comments must be submitted through the Disqus system, which means you must register to comment. We’ve tried many options for comment management, and this is the system that works best for us now.

All comments submitted are approved for publishing (except those caught in our spam filter). However, we reserve the right to edit or delete comments at any time based on our editorial assessment.

Comments should add value to the conversation, be obviously genuine and not spammy. If your comment is too shallow and there are other indicators that you are a spammer, the comment will not be approved.

You may include links within your comment if they add to the conversation and are not self-promotional. For example, if there is a discussion about agile tools and you run an agile tools company, don’t link to your product within the comment unless doing so adds to the conversation in a meaningful way.

Keep comments relevant to the original post. Do not hijack a post to an entirely different question. Please see if your question has been addressed by other posts. If not, you can submit it at http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/ask.

All links embedded within comments will have a nofollow attribute on them. So if you’re looking for us to pass link equity to your site through your comment, you won’t find that here.

Finally, please be civil. It’s OK to share your unique perspective, and we will share ours. We don’t have to agree to have a fruitful conversation, but being rude will get you a one-way ticket to being kicked out of the discussion.

Above all, we thank you for your participation and enjoy having you be a part of the discussion!