Community Overview The CImages.me CITY IMAGES Community site provides open, publicly accessible forums and communication tools for users, to share, and discuss information about City Island with each other and viewers of the site.
By registering as a member of the CImages Community, users may post to forums, and blogs, and use other online resources for sharing information with other members. They may also share information about themselves and their businesses in their user profile. These member-contributed resources and user profiles are moderated by the CImages team. Rules of Conduct All member-contributed resources and user profiles are post-moderated by the CImages team.
Any contribution that does not meet these rules of conduct will be removed. 1. Comments and contributions to forum threads or blog posts should be descriptive, succinct, and relevant to the discussion or forum topic. 1. a. To better facilitate conversation, moderators may move off-topic threads to another appropriate forum, close threads or delete off-topic posts at their discretion. Members may also start a new discussion that would otherwise be off-topic in the current thread.
1. b. To maintain the quality of discussions, contributions that do not provide a substantive purpose or relevance may be flagged by a moderator as abuse and will be removed. 2. We encourage community members to have open and candid discussions and debates. We will not censor members for expressing an opinion within the limits of these Rules of Conduct. However, all communications should be civil and polite. Community members should treat each other with respect and consideration for all points of view. Please remember that this is a public venue read by many people of all ages, from around the world, spanning all walks of life. 3. The CImages Community may not be used to post, transmit or provide hyperlinks or pointers to material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory; contain ad hominem attacks, misleading, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually-oriented, threatening or invasive of a person's privacy; that otherwise violates any law; or that encourages conduct constituting a criminal offense. 4. Users are encouraged to discuss and share business knowledge and experiences. To ensure that all users will get the most out of the Community experience, the following linking policies are in effect to curb self-promotion and spam. Posts that do not adhere to these policies may have their links disabled or removed. 4.a. The CImages Community may not be used to post, transmit or provide hyperlinks or pointers to press releases, newsletters, websites, or any other type of content that promote one's business, product, or service or does not address the thread's topic. Members may include text-only references to relevant resources. 4.b. Community members may link to Federal, state, or local government websites to share verified information. 4. c. Community members may use their profile page to share information about their business, products, or services, and may include only one (1) hyperlink to their commercial website. 4.d. Community members may include only one (1) link in their signature line. Any additional links to websites, social network profiles, or email addresses will be removed. 5. User names that might be deemed abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually-oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise inappropriate are not allowed and will be removed. 6. User names that are intended to mislead others will be removed. Such nicknames include but are not limited to using nicknames that impersonate competitors, other community members, government employees, elected officials, or any other individual or entity. 7. Sock puppet accounts are not permitted. A sock puppet is an account made on an Internet message board by a person who already has an account for posting anonymously or as a different user.
Please use your account for posting personal opinions. Posts from known sock puppet accounts will result in the deletion of the posts and sock puppet accounts. 8. Email excerpts of any type or length cannot be posted in community forums, blogs, or other tools. 9. To protect the privacy of community members, and the privacy of others, Community members may not include anyone's personal information or personally identifiable information such as names, addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses, or social security numbers in any forum, blog, or other member contributed area. By default, the personal information you choose to include in your user profile can not be viewed by the general public. However, you may choose to make your personal information public so everyone can view it; or you can choose to share personal information only with certain members of the Community. 10. Advertising: The CImages Community may not be used to advertise or promote businesses, products, or services within the discussion boards, idea exchanges, or blogs. Posts that contain pricing information will be considered abuse and removed from public view. Community members may use their profile page to share information about themselves, their businesses, products, services, and personal and professional background. 11. Intellectual property: The CImages Community may not be used to post material that is protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner(s) of said copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right. 12. Spam: Posting the same message, or an unsolicited commercial message, to one or many topics or boards is considered spam and will be removed. Duplicate messages may be deleted or consolidated by a Moderator. 13. Access Permissions: 13a. Certain portions of CImages are limited to registered users and/or allow a user to access services online by entering personal information. You must be at least 13 years old to become a registered user. If you are not at least 13, you will be removed from the registered area(s) and/or denied support or services if CImages does not receive written parental consent. As a term of registration, you agree that any information provided to us will be complete and accurate, that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the site under the name of, another person, and that you will not adopt a user name that CImages, in its sole discretion, deems offensive. 13b. Abusive and harassing behavior or any actions that violate these Rules of Conduct may suspend your ability to post to forums and other member-contributed areas. Account suspensions may be appealed to a Moderator. 14. Private discussions:
Sometimes, a discussion thread strays off into a friendly dialogue or a heated debate among a very small number of users. For these exchanges, we ask that you take these discussions outside the CImages Community. 15. Blogging is forbidden: except as described in the Guest Blogger Guidelines, members may not blog or post blog-like messages on the Community. The purpose of the Community is for small business owners to ask and answer questions. Discussing topics is encouraged, however excessive lecturing or commentary is prohibited.
CImages does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer. The CImages cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website. The CImages is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites. The CImages does not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act. Since laws and regulations change frequently, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of a certified professional.