As you know our Community Guidelines are not some draconian penal code, they are a simple set of participation expectations based upon the wishes and desires of the community as a whole. We didn’t write them so much as codify what was requested of us by the vast majority of the membership base.
You may also know that these rules are never set in stone, they are flexible enough to evolve and be refined as usage and participation evolve.
Today we posted some slight modification to the Groups guidelines. Nothing is going to change, they just add some clarification to the rights and roles of administrators and also fundraising.
They are now posted in the Community Guidelines, but here is the new specifics for Groups.
Groups are a place to hang out with like-minded Community members. Membership is voluntary and at your discretion.
Group Administrators are responsible for managing a Group, including the monitoring of member participation within the Group for adherence to Community Guidelines, moderating Group Forums and Messaging and responding to Group member questions and concerns.
Group Administrators determine the policy for fundraising in their Groups and are responsible for managing fundraising efforts within the Group. All fundraising requests must be submitted to a Group Administrator for approval. Group Administrators are responsible for verifying the validity of fundraising requests in their Group.
A list of a Group’s Administrators is available at the bottom of the Group’s main page.
There should never be activity related to studding, breeding or sales of animals in Groups.
Racism and hate-language are never acceptable, ever.
Groups must follow the laws of California, the United States and the areas all Group members reside in.
Unwanted spamming in Group Forums or via Group Messaging is not allowed. If you’re in doubt about what defines unwanted, please contact your Group Administrator.