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Community Agreement / Usage Policy

Community Agreement / Usage Policy

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Peoria.com is a local online, social gathering place for neighbors in the Peoria, Illinois area.

This community welcomes and encourages:
  • Open and honest dialogue.
  • A friendly, safe and welcoming atmosphere.
  • People giving each other the benefit of the doubt, especially with controversial or emotional topics.

A Couple Guidelines:

  • No insults or name calling directed at other members. Avoid personal attacks or character attacks on other members.
  • If many people might interpret a message or picture as racist, bigoted or sexist, please don't post it.
  • Don't pretend to be someone else, or post under several usernames.
  • Privacy / Anonymity: Never post personal information (real name, address, work place, physical description, email address, family status, etc.) that would betray the anonymity of another member without permission, either publicly or in private messages. We can only enforce your anonymity/privacy if you are careful about giving out your information publicly. If you think someone has violated your privacy / anonymity, please contact an Admin ASAP. Don't repost private messages on the forums. Forward PMs to an Admin if they are breaking rules.
  • Messages that are too crude may get deleted. Don't post sexually explicit or violent pictures. Our detailed photo & video guidelines are available here.
  • No business solicitations, advertisements, spam or business self promotion on the forums. Honest reviews of local companies by independent third parties are welcome.
  • The "Ignore" feature is meant to reduce conflict. If you have somenone on ignore, or they have you on ignore, please refrain from talking to or about that person.
  • Moderators typically delete the following types of threads: swan song posts, posts about ignoring or being ignored by someone, new threads dedicated to criticizing another member, posts with dubious medical treatments, posts about being banned or quitting the site, criticisms of website sponsors, posts about one race being better/worse than average, critiques of moderating (take it to PMs please), posts mentioning other forums or community web sites or Facebook groups, any referral or affiliate links.
  • If someone is breaking the rules, please flag it and let a moderator step in. Avoid taking things "into your own hands".
  • No chronic unfriendly behavior allowed: members who habitually demean, criticize, or mock other members, or otherwise encourage a hostile environment on the forums will have their account closed.
  • If two members argue repeatedly with each other, an Admin may put them on "Forced Ignore".
  • These rules apply to all participation on the site including private messages.
  • We have unique and specified rules about Political discussions on these forums. Read them here »

Additional Moderating Guidelines:

Rules? What About Free Speech?
Religious Discussion

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