Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

OntAg Rules/Guidelines

OntAg Community Rules and Term See Farms.com Terms of Use The OntAg.farms.com site is built around an online community setting.

The chat forums, community tools and member participation is what makes Ontag.farms.com unique. It is here that you can ask questions, connect with other producers across Ontario, and get assistance in finding timely and credible answers to your farm and agri-food problems. We would like to keep this site directed to the Agriculture and Agri Food sector...if you have other personal non relevant content...we suggest going to Facebook or another site where you can post that personal material.

We encourage reading and/or contributing to the many discussions taking place. It is extremely important to OntAg.farms.com that we respect the privacy and the opinions of our members. By offering you the ability to post information, ideas and opinions using aliases we create an opportunity to participate without fear of personal attack or prosecution.

To ensure you and the other OntAg.farms.com members get the most out of community we have a few rules and guidelines for you to follow.

OntAg Participation Guidelines

Following these simple and easy guidelines will help keep the discussion/debate interesting and worthwhile for all OntAg.farms.com members.

1. Check the Chat Forum Threads before posting a question; just to ensure you're not asking a question someone else already has posted.

2. Keep your questions and comments related to the subject. Start a new chat thread if you want to talk about something else.

3. Participate! Don't be shy, answer or comment on a posting that interests you.

4. Do not dominate a conversation. Allow others the ability to express their views and opinions.

5. Revisit ontag.farms.com frequently to keep up with the newest postings.

Non-Acceptable Postings, Photos, Videos or Content -The following types of postings will NOT be tolerated on the OntAg.farms.com site:

6. Remarks that personally attack, threaten any OntAg.farms.com participant, including members and moderators. Please no negative personal comments...let's talk about things and ideas.

7. Remarks that are slanderous or defaming in any form. If you see any posting that are defaming, please let us know and we will remove immediately.

8. Remarks that use profanity or an innappropriate language or images.

9. There will be no sexually suggestive or inappropriate materials, words, photos, videos etc allowed on this site.

Moderating and Censorship

The operators of Ontag.farms.com will not act as a content censorship group. Therefore, we ask you to use your own good judgment when posting in the forums on whether your message creates an environment that encourages learning and strong debate. OntAg.farms.com is for all to share, learn and grow, it is unlikely that we all will agree on everything all of the time but let's build a positive, respectful community.

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