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Get Connected => Neighborhood Chat => Topic started by: merm on November 17, 2007, 04:40:24 PM

Title: Rules and Guidelines for This Site
Post by: merm on November 17, 2007, 04:40:24 PM
General Board Guidelines
Adapted with permission from Astorians.com (http://www.astorians.com)

This board is an open community site. Anyone and everyone is welcome here as long as you obey the rules. No member of this board speaks for all the other members. To our best ability the rules are applied equally - please let us know if you've been treated unfairly.

We're not strangers. Given the nature of this online community having real world connections to a real community (Jackson Heights and nearby neighborhoods) it's important to keep in mind that what happens here is not limited to the void of the internet. What you say, and how you behave here has an impact on (and will be read by) your neighbors. Please treat others with the same respect you would like to receive in return. This isn't just a random internet site with people you'll never meet.

This is not a "bulletin board" like the kind you see at your local grocery store, it is a community discussion and conversation board. There is a bias on the board towards "discussion" and less interest in "classifieds" and "advertisements". If you have a classified or advertisement to post it's no problem, just please do it in the business or trade categories, or post on Craigslist (http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/).

Use of this site, and participation in discussions here are a privilege not a right. This is a private website, not a governmental agency or publicly owned service. We will not hesitate to limit your participation (in the same way a bar, restaurant, or cafe would remove you from the premises) if you choose to disregard the rules, abuse others, and/or cause unreasonable disruption.

Basically, please try and keep in mind that this is a public conversation. You might feel insulated from other people on this board because it's an electronic conversation but try and keep in mind that unlike most random internet sites, you probably live next door to the people you interact with on this board.  As you engage people please keep this in mind.

The Rules

Moderators reserve the right to temporarily suspend, or permanently ban forum participants who violate these rules.

Other Information and Guidelines

Terms of Use

By registering here you agree that:

(1) You will not post any abusive, vulgar, or offensive information on this forum;

(2) You will respect the privacy of others, and not reveal the identity of, or post the private contact information of, or otherwise harass others in a way that invades their right to remain anonymous;

(3) You will abide by applicable U.S. and International law as it relates to any of your posts this forum; and

(4) You are soley responsible for the content you post and recognize that your views (and the views of others) do not necessarily represent the views of the board owners, administrators or moderators.

Please provide feedback about these guidelines. As this community grows, the rules may need to evolve.  Please feel free to make suggestions or provide feedback, as your ideas are welcome.

--The Jackson Heights Life team...
Shelby2 - Moderator
toddg - Moderator
JHMNY - Moderator
merm - Site Admin