SOCIAL NETWORK RULES FROM SHARON L. PERRY’S BLOG
Living with Agent Orange is a closed social network with a restricted membership and is administered by Legacy of Our Veterans Military Exposures (LOVME); old.lovme.org.
It is our hope that this social network will be an provide support and that which offers education, research, testimonies and inspiration for the families of veterans exposed to Agent Orange.
1) DO NOT PROMOTE YOUR WORK OR WARES
This is social network which offers support and inspiration to it’s members. It is NOT intended to be used to promote one’s work or to sell their wares.
*Blue Water Veterans, at this time, are the only group/organization that has been granted permission to promote their work.
*If you have a special request please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
This social network is intended to be a SAFE PLACE; criticism, invalidation, name-calling or any form of verbal emotional abuse of anyone is prohibited. If anyone who is subjected to disrespect, in any form or sees this happening, please report it to email@example.com.
By becoming a member of this social network you are agreeing to keep everything you see and read here 100% confidential. There is to be no copy and paste activity or discussion of anything that has been posted in the social network to anyone outside of this social network.
4) INAPPROPRIATE POSTS
Before making your posts, please try to remember this is a social network which works hard to provide support and inspiration to it’s members.
A) POLITICAL/RELIGIOUS POSTS
We do NOT tolerate inappropriate posts esp. those of a political nature. To avoid conflict we have a prohibition of discussions regarding political opinions or religious beliefs. That is why the prayer chain is non-denominational.
B) Other INAPPRORIATE POSTS
Inappropriate posts include posts which are not related to Agent Orange, other Military Exposures or veterans’ issues.
It’s inappropriate to post too many images. Please check to be sure the social network wall is not full of other images already.
INAPPROPRIATE POSTS WILL BE REMOVED!!
Do not expect to be notified in advance. The post will be removed. If it is also considered offensive then the person responsible will also be removed and banned.
Try to keep in mind that all of us have experienced one type of trauma or another. That means we are more sensitive to certain situations, statements or circumstances. Be sure to keep that in mind when choosing posts or responding to another members post.
We all have triggers; I know, I do.
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to set them off. If you feel like that has happened to you; take time out before posting or email admin at firstname.lastname@example.org
6) AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION
If you block the admins you will automatically be blocked from this group, permanently. No exceptions. Do not block the administrators.
7) ADMINS, AND MODERATOR’S – WHO ARE THEY?
We have two (2) admins in the social network; Sharon L. Perry (myself), Christine Pultz and one (1) moderator, Bruce Dobson.
8) AGENT ORANGE ACTIVISTS
In the past we have had other online support groups. We have encountered a number of Agent Orange Activists who are filmmakers, authors and the like. Some activists are also family members, some have no relation. However, we have decided that we can’t accommodate both.
Our past experience has been that most of these individuals are not interested in finding comfort and support. Therefore, in order to protect our members privacy; these individuals will be removed once they have been identified.
Unknown at this time…
12) BLOCKING ADMINS:
If you block an admin you will be removed from the group and banned permanently. We can still see you in the group even though we are blocked on facebook. If you broke the rules then leave because if you block us you will never get back in the social network.
NOTE: The information posted in this social network is not vetted as accurate. The viewpoints expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect those of the administrators, moderators or the social network as a whole