We have come up with a DRAFT version of the GenealogyWise Community Guidelines. Please read through them and let us know what you think.
GenealogyWise Community Guidelines
Welcome to GenealogyWise, a Web property that combines community interaction with tools and resources for people like you who are interested in researching and sharing their family history with others. At GenealogyWise, we want you to have many great experiences on this site as you make connections with others, share genealogy research, ask questions, provide advice, and so forth.
Community guidelines have been created based on feedback from GenealogyWise members. Please follow these guidelines to ensure that you and others will have an uplifting community experience. We reserve the right to modify these guidelines from time to time.
At GenealogyWise we do not pre-screen the content before it is posted. If you find a violation to any of these policies, please click on the “Report this Issue” link at the bottom of every page. If five different GenealogyWise members report the incident, the content (comment, photo, blogs, links, videos, chats) will be removed from the site. Failure to abide by these standards may also result in termination of your account.
At GenealogyWise we do not pre-screen the content before it is posted. If you find content that appears to violate these policies, please click on the "Report this Issue" link located at the bottom of every page to notify us of the content that is in violation of the policy and provide additional details to help us explain how it violates the policy. If GenealogyWise determines the content violates its policies, the content (comment, photo, blogs, links, videos, chats) will be removed from the site. Repeated violation of these policies may result in termination of your account.
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-Do not contribute any content that is illegal, infringing, hateful, racist, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, vulgar or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party.
-Do not submit comments that abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate, or intimidate.
-Do not post content on the site about yourself or others that you do not want made public. If you are posting content about others, please make sure you have their permission to do so. If you are an international user, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
-Do not create “Spamlike” content such as unwanted email, advertisements, or comments linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, or other means of advertising or methods of Spam.
-Do not submit content that is not applicable to the thread where you are posting.
-Content that is copyright material (such as articles, news reports) should not be posted unless you have permission from the copyright owners. Copyright varies depending on the country.
-Look-ups from a public reference book or an out-of-copyright piece of content (public domain content) is acceptable. Asking someone to perform a look up for you from a paid subscription website (non-publically accessible content) is not acceptable and should not be posted.
Selling of Content
-Do not advertise or sell any product or service not related to genealogy.
-The selling of genealogy-related products and services is restricted to specific forums/groups designated for that purpose. As examples, a genealogy software company could create a group related to its product and a professional genealogy researcher can create a group related to his or her search services. However, the descriptions of these groups need to clearly identify that this group promotes a particular product or service.