Volunteers of America encourages all of our online friends to comment and "post" on our Facebook page. We strive to manage a positive online space where our constituents can feel free to express themselves. We understand that some conversations around articles, blog posts, events, videos, organizational initiatives and other content on this page or linked to this page can create strong opinions which can lead to debates and passionate responses.
For that reason, when comments or posts descend into derogatory remarks, personal attacks, inappropriate content or confusing streams of irrelevant content, we reserve the right to remove comments on our pages and potentially move the conversations offline (either onto email or discussions via phone).
We want to see your comments and posts that:
• Are "on topic" and that respond to the content in our posts
• Are responses to comments left by other readers
• Are reasonably brief and to the point
• Have a positive/constructive tone
• Are open to being contradicted by other readers
• Might disagree with the content in the article or post, but never insult the writer of the article or blog post, or other commenters; we’re all “friends,” after all
We would rather not see comments and posts that:
• Are not "on topic" or are not responding to other comments or the content in the article or blog post
• Are excessively longwinded or negative
• Are insulting to the writer, the organization or previous commenters
We will immediately delete, without notice, comments and posts, that:
• Are unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or contain racially, ethnically or similarly objectionable content
• Are personal attacks, including name-calling or celebrations of another person's misfortune
• Are injurious to the reputations or privacy of Volunteers of America staff, volunteers and clients
• Are false statements or unrelated to Volunteers of America programs and ministry
• Contain advertising or spam
• Are incomprehensible or do not contribute to reasonable dialogue
• Are disruptive, including personal conversations better suited for private messaging
Constant or extreme violations of Volunteers of America’s Facebook community rules will cause a commenter to be "defriended," blocking them from making future posts or comments on the Facebook page. In cases of extreme abuse, Volunteers of America will report violations to Facebook and permanently ban offenders from the Facebook page. We are looking forward to your thoughtful, respectful and constructive dialogue on our page. Thanks for being our friend!