Topic: Taking Responsibility Online
We’ve watched with concern as news reports have connected social media and links to false news stories to the uptick in divisive, volatile rhetoric in our country. We have concluded that our bulletin board is playing a role by allowing posters to anonymously cite so-called “facts” and, in the name of free speech, use them to bully anyone who disagrees.
As of today we are changing the rules for personal opinion and open discussion posts. We welcome civil discourse as long as it complies with the following rules:
1. Posters must include their real names on every opinion post.
2. Offsite links are not allowed.
3. You must share your opinion in your own words and keep it civil.
We also are changing the site relative to all posts by removing the option to subscribe to a topic.
The Methownet.com bulletin board will continue to be a free public service providing a public forum for buying, selling, trading, public service announcements and civil discourse. We reserve the right to delete any post. And we appreciate your help monitoring the board’s content.
-- Jeff, Maria and the Methownet.com Staff