Group: Forum Members
Last Login: 10/25/2005 12:58:42 PM
|Welcome to Our Community!
If you’re looking for the best spot on the internet to talk about pets, you’ve come to the right place! The Animal Network offers a fun, safe and supportive environment where pet-lovers can connect, make friends, share stories and exchange advice.
A core value of the Animal Network community is that everyone is welcome. We encourage you to further this goal by jumping in to help others get involved through conversation and encouragement.
Another core value of the Animal Network community is to make the world a better place for animals, one member at a time. How can we do that? By realizing it is courageous to ask for help. With every question asked and every member who responds with a spirit of kindness and compassion, there is one more pet in the world that will benefit from the advice shared.
When participating in our community, there are a few simple rules we ask each member to follow:
1. Communicate in a friendly and respectful manner.
It’s ok to share your opinions and to disagree, we simply ask that you do so without attacking another member in the process.
If you feel you have been personally attacked in our community, don’t respond with an attack of your own. Instead, email the Community Moderator to alert her to the problem.
2. Keep it clean.
Profanity and obscenities will not be tolerated. This includes masked profanity where letters are substituted with special characters.
3. Don’t instigate arguments.
Content intended to inflame or disrupt the community is not allowed. This includes harassment of fellow members, links to inappropriate content, racial, ethnic, religious, or other slurs as well as any name-calling.
4. No solicitations.
No unsolicited or unauthorized advertising. This includes promotion of items for personal financial gain, as well as promotion of an item or issue for the purpose of mass communication. Further, mass posting or ‘spamming’ the message boards is not allowed.
5. Don’t share personally identifiable information.
To protect your privacy and to ensure your online safety, we ask that you do not post personally identifiable information. This includes phone numbers, address, instant messaging screen names (AOL, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, etc) or web address leading to such information. Further, we ask that you do not share someone else’s personally identifiable information.
6. Don’t post copyrighted material.
We ask that you do not post any copyrighted or trademarked material unless you have the express written consent of the owner to do so. The Animal Network is not responsible for any posts that infringe on copyright laws. If a copyright has been broken, you may be held legally responsible.
7. Respect our Community Team
The Animal Network community team includes employees and volunteers who do their best to maintain the integrity and standards of our community areas. Should a problem arise on a message board, we ask that you assist the community team by paying attention to their posts and following any directions they may provide.
These rules are here for your protection. They ensure we maintain a fun, safe and supportive environment where members can talk about the animals they adore. Members who continually break these rules are subject to account suspension and are no longer eligible for participation in our community.
Now that you know the rules, we invite you to join in our community and look forward to your participation. Welcome!
Thank you - AnimalNetwork.com Forum Administrator