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Message Boards FAQ
aka: common sense on the web
All General guidelines for all
Do not SHOUT (using words with all capital letters). Just write your header and text like a normal sentence with the first word and all proper nouns capitalized. SHOUTING is considered rude anywhere on the internet. It visually junks up the boards, making the pages difficult to skim. The use of capitalized acronyms (like AARP, FSBO or 2BR) is not considered SHOUTING. Posts with SHOUTED words will be immediately deleted. If you make this mistake, please feel free to repost your message -- just don't SHOUT it again.
Do not post ads on the general message board, use the two classified public boards that are set aside for that purpose. You can have as much discussion as you like in the two classified areas as long as the discussion remains on-topic for the board. We try to be as wildly loose as possible in interpreting what is on-topic on the two classified boards.
Venice Florida! dot com reserves the right to edit posts for spelling, punctuation, paragraph breaks, typos, etc. The general content of posts will not be altered, nor will we delete a portion of a post. These are your words, you took the time to write them and we will always respect that. This type of alteration is akin to what happens when you submit a letter to the editor of a local newspaper. We do not edit all posts, nor will we edit most of them. We edit posts whenever the mood hits us.
Venice Florida! dot com reserves the right to delete any post due to inappropriate content. Such a decision is not made lightly and is done on a case by case basis.
Three things will get a post deleted automatically:
Do not 'nick-shift,' which means don't post using multiple nicknames in an effort to make it look like one person is many people. It's a deceptive practice that undermines any statement that the writer is making as it makes the writer of such posts appear to need psychiatric help in the area of schizophrenia. Pick a nick and stick with it. If you really do have multiple personalities, please appoint one (and only one) to be the spokesman for your group.
Merely sounding off on a news article from the main site or even calling the staff of this site a few names is generally not going to get a post deleted -- you have to get pretty edgy before the delete button is actually used.
If you just use plain old common sense, this whole section should be unnecessary.
Other stuff -- specific
Post comments, questions, non-profit public service announcements, rants and just about anything else that relates to Venice Florida or surrounding areas. Messages posted here are cleaned out on a first-in first-out basis as allocated server space is used (usually about 90 to 120 days).
Real Estate Board:
Messages will be removed after 60 days, however feel free to repost your message after it has expired.
Feel free to create a hyperlink to a property that you are discussing. Do not put up a generic advertisement for a web site -- if you wish to advertise your web site, you may purchase a banner ad.
General Classifieds and Announcements:
Posts will be removed after 60 days (maybe longer if the activity in there is sparse), however feel free to repost your message after it has expired.
Feel free to create a hyperlink to an item that you are discussing. Do not put up a generic advertisement for a web site -- if you wish to advertise your web site, you may purchase a banner ad.
How to hyperlink to another web page or site in
Do not post a generic promo ad / hyperlink just to promote
your web site:
Just to be clear:
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