Forum Guidelines

CIVILITY RULES

We’re a community of many types of people, who all have the right to feel comfortable and who may not think what you think, believe what you believe, or see what you see. So, be polite and respectful in your interactions with other members.

PLAY NICE

This forum is not a venue for you to harass, abuse, spam, impersonate, or intimidate others. If we receive a valid complaint about your conduct, we’ll send you a warning or delete your account.

Don’t be creepy. You know that person. Don’t be that person.

ATTACKERS WILL NOT BE DEFENDED

It doesn’t happen very often, but we will remove people who harass other people. Personal attacks, insults, and unrelenting negativity won’t be tolerated.

STAY ON TARGET

Off-topic, out-of-context, drive-by, cross-posted comments make it hard to follow a conversation. We sometimes remove them to keep the conversation structured and meaningful.

WE TIDY UP

We move Forum discussions that look like they belong in a different category. We close duplicate discussions and point people to ongoing discussions about the same topic. We don’t intend to censor anyone, but we may remove a discussion or replies in a discussion if they’re causing confusion, are mean-spirited, or are otherwise inappropriate (e.g., language). In general, we do our best to tidy up and make things easier to find.

COMPETITOR LINKS

Please refrain from including links to other postal websites, whether in comments or as a signature. If you link to a a postal news article, please try to keep the links to Postaltimes.com or Ruralinfo.net which are both linked at the top of this forum. (These are both owned by the creator of this forum) You may also link to the original news source. This forum and the other websites in the Ruralinfo family depend partially on ad revenue. Other postal news websites do also. Every person you send to their websites through a link is missed opportunity to help support the Ruralinfo family of websites.

NOBODY LIKES SPAM (EXCEPT SPAMMERS)

What is spam? Spam is a noun: unsolicited ads for products and services. Spam is a verb: posting the same message again and again to as many people as possible. Spam is a bad word. Spam is canned meat. Don’t spam.

SOME THINGS ARE BETTER HANDLED PRIVATELY

Having a disagreement with another member? Unhappy with a the admin or moderators of this forum? Venting that in the public forums isn’t appropriate. PM the admin with any serious concerns.

Making this a safe, constructive place to exchange information is our top priority, and violating any of these guidelines may result in a suspension. It rarely comes to that, though. The most important thing we ask of you, our fellow rural carriers: Get involved! Tons of smart people here and in the rural carrier world. Be one of them.