The guidelines below are intended to keep discussions on SoAct.org informative and respectful.

 

SoAct.org Dos

  • Respect all members and practice good netiquette.
    Treat others as you would during a courteous face-to-face conversation.
  • Stay on-topic. 
    We want to encourage conversation and participation. Let’s keep SoAct.org focused on neighborhood, citywide, or nationwide issue.
  • Flag offensive or inappropriate messages. 
    We need your help to keep conversations respectful and on-topic. Use the "report or spam" button to bring inappropriate messages to our attention. (See below under "SoAct.org Don'ts")
  • Be a better neighbor! 
    This is a chance for you to contribute valuable information. Thanks for being a part of the community.

 

SoAct.org Don’ts

  • Inappropriate Content - Don’t post inappropriate pictures or messages. 
    This includes; photos and messages that are unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or misrepresent another person or organization. In addition, photos that appear to be taken surreptitiously and in a private space are not allowed. In order to ensure a positive community experience, decisions by SoAct.org staff to remove content is based on a variety of factors including; complaints from other users, number of “unneighborly’s” attached to posts, user history, and others. You will be notified if your post has been removed.
  • Personal Attack - Don’t post personal attacks. 
    This includes directly or indirectly insulting another user (or group of users) by name-calling, labeling, or making sweeping generalizations. This also applies to members in the community who may or may not be SoAct.org users (for example business owners, elected officials, etc.). If you feel a discussion makes you uncomfortable or if you have lost interest, you can unsubscribehide the discussion, or mute specific users.
  • Copyright Violation - Respect copyright and other third-party rights. 
    This includes rights of publicity and rights of privacy (link to privacy policy). If you’d like to share an article, provide your own commentary and post a link to the original source.
  • Advertisement - Don’t post advertisements or solicitations.
     (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share products and specials information on Penbyte.com.
  • Spam - Don’t spam the community. 
    Avoid repeatedly sending the same or substantially similar messages, empty messages, or messages which contain no substantive content.
  • Harmful Content - Don’t post links to viruses, spam, or potentially damaging content. 
    SoAct.org reserves the right to remove such content.
  • Deleting conversations or closing comments
    SoAct.org has the right to delete or close comments on any conversation that includes offensive language, a series of personal attacks, excessive arguing, or has veered off-topic from the subject of the original message posting.
  • Multiple Accounts  
    Don't set up or operate multiple accounts. Individuals are forbidden from creating and operating more than one account on SoAct.org. If we discover that any user is operating multiple accounts, all accounts associated with that user will be removed.

SoAct.org staff may remove, modify or correct comments and posts that violate these guidelines or that are flagged many times by SoAct.org users. If you have any further questions or feel that your comments were unjustly removed, please contact us through the Chat Communication Form, at the bottom of every page.