Indivisible Gainesville: Rules of Engagement and Guidelines for Group Membership on and off of Facebook
Please note that the Leadership team has updated the “rules of engagement” for any activity within the Indivisible Gainesville Facebook group. These updated rules have been posted to the closed group (pinned to the top for easy access for all members to peruse), to our public Facebook page and, as the post will be posted as a blog, can be easily shared by members.
Much time has been spent in creating these standards; the desire for respectful and productive discourse while keeping in mind our aversion to any kind of censorship, was and continues to be a primary focus in how we moderate all Indivisible Gainesville social media platforms. If you have any comments or questions regarding these rules, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refrain from messaging the Admin team directly, as we all work together as a unit.
Rules and Guidelines
Be respectful. We are all a team and we are all on the same side. Indivisible is for all people who oppose the current administration regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, or political affiliation. We may not always agree on everything, but we value civil discourse and respectful disagreement. Name calling, personal attacks, and all forms of discrimination are expressly forbidden. Escalation to the point of no longer having a willingness to agree to disagree, and taking more time and energy away from our purpose than is necessary is also against our rules and guidelines. If you engage in any of these behaviors, you will receive 2 warnings before being removed from the group. Please understand that no “one” admin makes any unilateral decision. The choice to block someone is NEVER taken lightly and is ALWAYS made by the administration as a group.
Non-Violence: Attendance at any and all of our events is expected to be peaceful and we expect all of our members to adhere to this policy. This includes meetings, protests, sit-ins, and large-scale events. Our members will not participate in violent acts, even if others around them are doing so. We will act as peacekeepers and try to de-escalate situations or involve law enforcement when appropriate. Engaging in aggressive behavior will be cause for immediate removal from the group.
False or Repetitive Information: With over 1800 members, it is easy for false and for repetitive information to be shared. Please check your sources before sharing information. Admins will remove or not approve posts that contain questionable information or cite questionable sources. Also, please check to make sure the information you’re about to share isn’t a duplicate. Admins will remove or not approve duplicate shares to streamline information.
Our Branding: Do not use our organization’s name or logo without express permission from the admin team. Our name and logo are pending trademark and unauthorized use will not be tolerated and will result in immediate removal from the group.
No Screenshots: Do not screenshot or share information from this group. This is a private group and there is an expectation of privacy. Violation of the group’s privacy through sharing of screenshots or other information will result in immediate removal.