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NBMs Facebook Group Rules

Our group is a place where mums on the Northern Beaches can ask each other questions, ask for advise, ask for
suggestions or ask for information. Some topics can be a bit controversial to some people and we can all feel a bit fragile at time, particularly when we are sleep deprived, so when posting or responding to a post, we ask you to keep the following in mind:
  • Posts including weight loss shakes/programs, immunisations, medial advice and same sex marriage tend to cause heated debates and the moderators may remove them and any other posts without warning.
  • ALWAYS seek professional medical advise if you are concerned about a medical issue.
  • Please use the SEARCH function to search the group for old posts.
  • Topics such as daycare centres, hairdressers, doctors, travelling with babies and controlled crying etc are discussed often and you may find the answer in an old post. If you choose not to search, keep in mind you may not receive many responses if the topic has been covered before.
  • If you have a post removed it is most likely because it is against the group rules. Please don’t be personally offended, but feel free to read the full rules so you can understand the rationale behind our decisions.

IF YOU BREAK THE RULES YOU MAY BE REMOVED WITHOUT WARNING!

 

ANONYMOUS POSTS

If you would like an anonymous question, please privately message moderator Nora Beacon and we will post it for you. Be assured you have complete privacy and confidentiality!

We are more than happy to post on your behalf for questions of a sensitive nature, but we may refuse the request if we deem it non sensitive.

As we get so many requests each day, please be mindful that we can’t always update your post and receive messages on your behalf. We also can’t guarantee to post the post requested outside of office hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

 

RECOMMENDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS/NO SOLICITING BUSINESS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGES

Only businesses with a listing in our directory may self promote or recommend their business/themselves on posts ‘asking for recommendations’. If business do not have a listing in our directory, and they comment on a post (self promotion) their comment will be removed.

Members and businesses are not permitted to private message other members of this group purely for business purposes. For example, if a mum posts she is having sleep issues, she does not wish for every sleep expert to privately message her offering their services. It actually makes the mother not want to use your service and complain to moderators.

Any member that solicits business privately will be removed from the group.

Also not allowed is searching and commenting on old posts relevant to your business. Posts must be a maximum of 24 hours old in order to recommend your business.

 

MLM COMPANIES

Members who are part of Multi-Level Marketing companies (eg. Rodan + Fields, Arbonne, Isagenix, Nutrimetics, Herbalife, Avon etc) are not permitted to self promote or sell their products/company in response to recommendation posts. In order to promote, you will require a listing in our directory which will allow you to self promote and also take part in Business Night.

 

BABY SITTERS/NANNIES AVAILABLE

There are alot of mums in this group offering baby sitting or nanny services and there are alot of mums in the group asking for babysitting or nanny services, so there is now a document to list them all in. Feel free to add your details to the document or private message Nora your details and we will add you in.

Document – https://www.facebook.com/groups/nbmums/doc/259685537451467/

 

CHARITIES AND FUNDRAISERS

No charity or Go Fund Me posts. Please DO NOT post personal links to charity events you are in charge of or taking part in.

 

VACCINATIONS

No posts relating to vaccinations. This is an inflammatory subject which has only ever ended in two sides unable to agree, nasty comments being made and general upset in the group.

If you are seeking advice or information on this subject, or indeed any medical subject, you are urged to seek professional medical advice.

Any posts about vaccinations will be deleted.

 

REAL ESTATE – BUYING SELLING OR RENTING

Please DO NOT post links to real estate for sale or rent. This includes Air BNB. Looking for places to stay (short term or long term) is also not allowed.

 

POSTIONS VACANT

No job posts are allowed. If you have a position vacant, please email info@northernbeachesmums.com.au where we can arrange the job post to be posted on the Northern Beaches Mums Job Board.

 

BUY SWAP SELL BORROWING

Please DO NOT list items wanted to buy, swap, sell or borrow, even if they are free. They may be able to be posted in one of the our other groups (but check their group rules before posting).

Northern Beaches KidsClassifieds: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NBKGclassifieds/
Northern Beaches Noticeboard: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nbnoticeboard/
Northern Beaches Business Mums: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthernBeachesBusinessMums/

 

PRIVACY REMINDER

Facebook is an OPEN forum, even if this is a closed group.

Be reminded that anyone can copy and paste or take a screen shot of YOUR POST. We cannot stop this but only warn that. ANY MEMBER FOUND DOING THIS WILL BE REMOVED.

If you have a post that might cause problems (being attached to your name) then please ask to have it posted anonymously. If anyone blocks or abuses any member of the admin team, you will automatically be removed from he group. REMEMBER, if you don’t want to see your comments or name online, then please don’t post them. There ARE trolls on the internet and they are always on the look out to exploit you.

We do our best to screen everyone join, but some do slip through.

Please remember no males are allowed to join the group (and this includes shared/joint profiles eg. JohnandJulie Smith) and we do ask that if your Facebook profile has only recently been created that you contact a member of the admin team to request permission to join the group.

NO member of this group (whether you are a journalist, a family member, a friend or associate of a journalist or blogger or in any way associated with the media) are to post a screen shot or reference any post or comment made in this group in the media space without WRITTEN consent from admin as well as the mother(s) referenced. You must also not use this group to research blogs and articles without permission from the admin team.

Ignoring this rule will result in immediate removal from the group. This is a face place for mums and mums-to-be where we provide a platform with an expectation that names and personal comments will not end up in the news.

 

PERSONAL BLOGS

We have been inundated with requests to share personal blogs but have had to decline due to so many requests, and they are used simple to increase visitors to the blog. If you have something valuable to say and you think that the community would benefit from it, please consider sending it to us for use as an article for the website, and we would be delighted to then share the information for you. Send these to info@northernbeachesmums.com.au

 

RESPECTING EACH OTHER AND LOCAL BUSINESSES

Please be respectful of people’s opinions or methods, especially if they are different to yours. Having so many views on everything is actually a wonderful thing! Everyone’s views are welcome here.

DON’T BADMOUTH LOCAL BUSINESSES. This can be very damaging, so any ‘name and shame’ posts will not be allowed and will be deleted, and the members may be removed from the group.

The admin team cannot get involved in any personal disputes between members, including where a member may be a business. All disputes must be handled privately.

Please be nice and respectful. Everyone does things differently, so lets all live and let live, and treat people as you would in the ‘real world.’

NOT WELCOME – any offensive language, bullying, direct bother, insult, retaliation, defamation of character/business or unsupportive comments. The post will be removed immediately and the member may also be removed. Any comments deemed to be negative in any way will be deleted and you may be removed from the group.

Please note:
If someone posts ‘asking for recommendations’ of any kind, it DOES NOT void the ‘name and shame’ rule for the group. If you have had a bad experience, of course do not recommend that company… If you feel you have had an expectant that needs to be shared, please comment on the post “can I PM you?”, and if she responds that they are happy for you to private message her, please do.

Similarly, to cut out the “Can I PM you?” step, if you are posting asking for recommendations, add to your post “to avoid public naming and shaming, I am happy to receive PMs.”

It is important to remember there are always two sides to a story…. Negatively posting or commenting regarding a company or person only gives one side of the story. More often than not the other party does not even have the chance to defend themselves… In a group this size and this active, a single negative comment can start an avalanche that quickly destroys business, families and people.

To date, we have been deleting negative company reviews in comments. This post is to advise from here on, any slamming of person or business within comments will also see the commenter deleted without warning.

For more information on this issue visit https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/factsheets-and-resources/online-social-networking-defamation

 

BUSINESS RECOMMENDATIONS

We understand that mums rely on recommendations, so a genuine recommendation without a connection to the business is allowed, however ONLY businesses with a listing in our directory may self promote or recommend their business/themselves on posts ‘asking for recommendations.’ Anyone without a listing will have their comment deleted without notice.

REMEMBER that recommendations are only useful to the group when they are genuine, and questionable recommendations only weaken every other review someone has offered.

The admin team reserve the right to remove recommendations of a person or business who has been removed from the group or who is known to have slandered the group or individual admin in other forums.

Anyone found creating fake profiles to post recommendations to any business they have connections with will be immediately removed from the group.

No babysitting, nanny, looking for work, links to your blogs, acting as influencer for a brand or service type role and any promotion related work where you are paid financially or via free products or services for your recommendations etc are allowed.

 

BUSINESS NIGHT

Business Night is on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm FOR BUSINESSES WHO HAVE A DIRECTORY LISTING WITH US.
Business Night is ONLY for businesses that have purchased a directory business listing on the Northern Beaches Mums website.
The cost ranges from $110.00 – $499.00 plus GST (depending on which options you choose) for 12 months. It also provides 12 months access to the Business Night every Tuesday night, strictly from 7pm to 9pm, but you will also be able to bump your post for your business up to 4 times.
To submit your business into the website directory please email info@northernbeachesmums.com.au
Northern Beaches Mums also has many other options for advertising, so please download our media kit here.

Find out more about Business Night here.

 

 

THE ADMIN TEAM

The admin team of this group are volunteers. They are all long time group members who are Mums with jobs, families and busy lives, and they dedicate many hours each week of their own time to help keep the group running smoothly.

All decisions by the admins are final, please do not bad mouth of question thempublicly. If you disagree with a decision please private message Nora Beacon. Any member found to be questioning the admin team within the group will be removed.
We really want everyone to have a positive experience in this group.  Bullying, trolling, breaking the rules or blocking admin are not accepted.  If it is found that a member has done any of this, they will be removed and blocked from the group immediately. THE ADMIN’S DECISION IS FINAL.
We would like to thank all the members who have participated in discussions so far. There is so much combined information here and your answers are so helpful! It’s you that makes this group work so well.
If you feel anyone is being disrespectful or inappropriate, please either tag the moderators of “report” the post
Thank you!!

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