By participating and being a part of the Pawsome Pack, you are agreeing to the following rules & guidelines. If you feel that you cannot abide by these guidelines, please remove yourself from the group.
LIMIT YOUR PET PHOTOS
Be conscious that this group is more than a pet owners group. This group is for animal lovers to collaborate and support one another with positive, informative dialogue that expands beyond photos of our pets. By continuously posting photos of your pets, you drown out people who are genuinely seeking or providing support and advice that this group is all about. Sharing photos of pets is ONLY permitted on Furbaby Fridays (unless otherwise prompted).
NO LOST AND FOUND / ANIMAL ABUSE POSTS
In the same nature of excessive of pet photos, too many lost and found photos or animal abuse post can drown out the queries those in the group might have. This rule is not from a lack of compassion, but to maintain a clear, informative and fun online environment and conversation for it’s members. If you ignore this rule, you will be contacted by an admin and requested to remove the post.
This group is a helpful, supportive and promo-free zone. There will be absolutely no promotion of your business, blog or social media accounts (with the exception of prompts that specify to do so). As the group grows, too many promo posts and comments again can drown out the valid questions that group members have. A group full of promos can quickly become spammy and that is of no good to anyone involved. Slimy spammy salesy posts don’t sell to anyone and will be removed. Just don’t be that person – and if you continue to violate this rule you will be removed from the group.
NO AFFILIATE LINKS
For legal (and spammy) reasons, no affiliate links are allowed whatsoever. No exceptions!
NO VANITY HASHTAGS
Your business or social media related hashtags are not permitted in your posts, comments or on images that you post. These posts will be deleted without notice.
NO DIRECT/PRIVATE FB MESSAGING
Please do not private message other group members. If you have an answer to someone’s question, please please do so in the comment section of the post. Rather than helping only the person who post the query with a private message, your advice could help a whole bunch of people struggling with the same problem by sharing it with the group. Be open and giving with your knowledge so we can all learn from each other.
If someone contacts you directly on a private message without your permission to sell or invite you to like their page, visit their website or join their group etc, PLEASE REPORT them to an admin as this is absolutely not allowed and they will be removed immediately.
NO EMAIL ADDRESSES / CONTACT NUMBERS
Email addresses & contact numbers are not allowed in the feed/comments or on any images. This rule is to protect you from those shady folks out there that are “email fishing” with the intent to spam your inbox. Don’t leave yourself vulnerable to these types of people.
NO LIVE VIDEO STREAMING / OR VIDEO POSTS
No live video streaming or video posts unless prompted/requested by admin. Anyone not abiding by this will be removed from the group without notice and their post will be deleted immediately.
NO PROMOTING OTHER FB GROUPS
There’s a lot of groups out there that are full of spam; and at worst, people with all varying intentions that are far away from adding value, sharing & growing together. Admins of other groups “fish for followers” in groups like this one, so no links to FB Groups allowed at all, anywhere (even if they are asked for).
Please keep the content of this group confidential. This is meant to be a safe place to share with like-minded souls. If someone shares in the group, it stays within the group, and is not for comment or discussion outside of the group. Please respect people’s privacy.
This group has zero tolerance for arrogance, negative or hurtful commentary. Agree to disagree and move on. Being an ass is of no benefit to anyone and this group is about positivity. If you can not abide by this rule, then you’re in the wrong group and will be removed immediately – no second chances.
Stealing, reusing or repurposing someone else’s intellectual property just ain’t cool. If you do so, you will be removed from the group immediately. All images shared in the group are the property of the person who post it. If you would like to use someone’s image, ASK the owner in the comment section for permission to use their image first. This is non negotiable and if you do so without permission, you will certainly get removed from the group!
Please don’t upload, delete or edit any files in this area. If there is something useful you’d like to share with the group, then please get in touch with an admin.
Anyone who does not abide by the above rules & guidelines, will have their posts deleted, and will be removed from the group without notice.
NB: These rules & guidelines are subject to change without notice. It’s on you to make sure you keep yourself updated.
GET THE MOST OUT OF THE GROUP:
Struggling with something? This group is an awesome place to ask a diverse, supportive group for advice. Asking questions is the best way to get the most out of this group. Not only does it help you make progress, but the answers your question receives might also help someone else.
This group is all about supporting one another. A small gesture of encouragement can really make a difference towards motivating someone to reach their goals.
Sharing is caring, especially when there is knowledge involved! Give more to others than what they have asked for. If you have some personal experience, helpful and relevant resources or tips that will positively impact the group make sure to share it. You never know how much someone might need it.
Before you post a question, run a quick search in the group’s search bar. The search results will show you all of the posts related to that keyword and you may find your question has already been answered.
Don’t forget to add the Pawsome Pack to your favourites so you never miss anything! Or you could set your notifications to ‘all posts’ so you get notified when there is a new post. To be extra sure you never miss anything, you could do both! If you need any help with these settings feel free to mail me at email@example.com
Know someone who would love the group? Feel free to add any like-minded animal lovers as a new member. (Out of courtesy, do ask them first if they are interested in joining or send them a link to the group and let them decide.)
Every day you will see posts that pop up in the group. The purpose of these prompts are to encourage conversation, allowing us to achieve the growth we hope to make with this group – all while making new connections on the way. All of these prompts help us to be more mindful and appreciative while allowing us to offer each other support and wisdom. To really get the most out of the group, it’s strongly recommended you take part in these prompts. Plus, they can be pretty fun!
#MotivationalMonday – Where we set our intentions for the week and motivate each other (criteria for this one changes every so often)
#ThankfulTuesday – Gratitude is important to a positive mindset. Every Tuesday we state what it is we are thankful for this week.
#WisdomWednesday – This group is a collaborative hive bursting with knowledge. Discovered a great hack or found some golden nugget of advice? This is the day to share it with the group.
#TriumphThursday – Time for some shameless bragging! Killed it this week on your fitness goals? We’d love to hear all about it! Finally mastered a training technique with your pooch? We’d love to see it! Whatever it is that you are proud of achieving this week, be sure to share it so we can root you on!
#FurbabyFriday – Let’s see those furry faces and get our weekly fix of cuteness!
#SocialSaturday – Have a fun weekend planned? We want to hear all about it!
#SoulfulSunday – Let us know what warms your soul this week. Maybe it’s a hearty meal, a hike with loved ones, a good book or a particularly kick ass yoga session.
This group is founded, organized and hosted by Eainne McDonald. Eainne is the founder and owner of Pawsitive Soul (www.pawsitivesoul.com)
*** If anyone is found to be disobeying the rules & guidelines or making you uncomfortable within the group; please report them to me immediately : firstname.lastname@example.org ***
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