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PostSubject: Keeping it civil, how to talk on this forum.   Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:31 pm

This forum is for the benefit of the community. Engaging in conversation can be both a benefit or detriment depending on what we talk about. Computerwhiz built this site for people share the events going on in the area and to talk. Everyone is free to discuss things but we should all be cautious be sure we are speaking the truth and to not talk idly.

While discussing the actions of local government, public employees, and or anyone serving the public in any capacity is open to public scrutiny it would not serve the public interest to speak idly of local businesses or private people. If there are issues with a business we encourage people to talk about it with the owners. Most businesses would welcome comments by their customers to encourage the things they are doing right or to let them know what they can do to improve. This would be done appropriately by contacting the business and discussing it with them.

Our goal is to make this a better place to live by communication. We take steps to improve the credibility of the site. In the case were the credibility of the site is in question we ask the writer to edit the post. Recently we asked twice for a writer to edit his post. While a newspaper may edit your work we do not. Our only other choice is to remove the entire post if the writer refuses to change it. We rarely take this step but on ocassion have been force to do so. On a few occassions people have been generally receptive to our requests. Rarely has any one been offended by this.

We attempt to minimize any potential exposure to slander or libel claims to the writer. Please be respectful of our requests as it is for everyones best interest. Remember that a newspaper does reserve the right to edit your work, they do not tell you their policy in how they choose what to print and rarely print criticism of their own policies. If you have a question about a policy you may contact us via email or PM. It is not appropriate to bring it up in a post. We appreciate constructive criticism to improve the site not on criticism meant to damage the site.

When here consider yourself in a place with a large group of people. Speak as if you are talking in a room full of people. Don't say anything you wouldn't say in front of others.

The goal of our site is to improve the community and make it a better place for all of us.

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PostSubject: Re: Keeping it civil, how to talk on this forum.   Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:54 am

good!!
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