Example Guidelines for Posting


How to Post

  • Constructive, fact-based posts, please.
  • Disagree without being disagreeable.
  • Send private or subgroup posts when a limited audience is best.
  • No profanity or ALL CAPS.

What to Share

  • Answer members’ questions.
  • Share crime and safety information.
  • Recommend local businesses and services (without spamming).
  • Sell, share, or give away personal items.
  • Announce local events, from town parades to garage sales.
  • Discuss community issues without campaigning (or create a subgroup and campaign away to those who opt-in).

What Not to Share

  • No volatile topics, politics, or political announcements (create subgroups for these).
  • No ‘cute’ forwards or spam to the entire list (perhaps create a ‘Jokes’ subgroup for these).
  • No personal attacks (privately if you must, but not to the group).

When to use subgroups

  • Create subgroups for discussions about politics, religion, private clubs, or other topics that are not of interest to the majority.

Communication features

  • Member-created private subgroups.
  • Easy-to-configure email frequency and topic settings so you get receive only what you want.
  • Alerts for blasting urgent information (emergency, crime, safety, etc.),
  • Recommendations organized and summarized by category so archived content is easily found.
  • Categories for classified sale and free items so they are easily located (even after the email).
  • Community moderators are ready for your feedback.

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