Registration Policy

Registration Policy

Thank you for your interest in the Dacula Community Forums at DaculaGA.gov. If you agree to the terms and conditions stated below, tick the box labeled, “Accept Policy to Register” and press the “Register” button. Otherwise, press “Return to Forum”. You will then:

  1. Be sent an email message with a link you must click to confirm the email address you entered is correct.
  2. Fill out your member profile, while waiting for the verification message to arrive in your email inbox.
  3. Finally, we must confirm your information and set your permissions so that you can post messages in the Forum. Please allow up to 72 hours for approval.

By signing up with DaculaGA.gov you agree to the rules of participation.

Rules of Participation

  • Real Names — Include your real name and city where you reside in your profile.
  • Keep Topics within Forum Purpose — Local issues on a local forum for example.
  • Be Civil — No name-calling. Respect among citizens with differing views is our cornerstone.
  • No Attacks or Threats — This keeps the forums safe. If content is illegal it will be forwarded to the proper legal authorities.
  • Private Stays Private — Don’t forward private replies without permission.
  • Avoid False Rumors — Asking for clarification of what you’ve heard in the community can be appropriate if issues-based. You alone are responsible for what you post.
  • Post and Reply — Sharing your knowledge and opinions with your fellow citizens helps the community as a whole.
  • Items Not Allowed in Forums — No chain letters, advertisements, or paid endorsements, etc.
  • Public Content and Use — You are sharing your content forever, but retain your copyright.
  • Warnings — You may receive informal or official warnings from the Forum Manager.
  • Suspension — With your second official warning in one year, you are suspended for two weeks. It goes up from there.
  • Appeals Process — You can appeal a warning(s) once you receive a third warning and six month removal.

Your privacy is important, and will be maintained according to the Privacy Policy of DaculaGA.gov.

Participation in DaculaGA.gov is fundamentally about public life. We seek to create a safe, trusting environment where people know who has the ability to communicate publicly with them in our forums. While this is a community experience not a private life activity, we do take actions to protect your privacy.

For forum registration and verification purposes, we require real names, community, and at least one valid e-mail address. Only members may post to a forum. We do not reveal e-mail addresses in the posts. The names of registered members of our public forums are viewable by other registered members.

Anyone may read posts via our web site, but non-members do not have access to posters’ e-mail addresses, and cannot post to a forum. If you wish to remain anonymous, do not register. Our forum system uses cookies to allow you to maintain a logged in status and we use basic web statistic analytical tools. We do not monitor the viewing activities of users nor disclose such information. Our Content Removal Policy does allow requests to redact personal information you or others shared via a public forum that is determined to present a potential threat to that individuals safety. Posts, including the name of the author, made to our public forums, similar to print letter to the editor, may be publicly accessible in perpetuity.

Forums include optional member profiles with public fields will be accessible to others. Sharing public biographic information among members builds reciprocal trust. We hide e-mail addresses and real names, but allow a request contact feature to ensure participation equality for web-based participants. Do not include information in these optional fields that you do not want to be public. Internet search engines may index your public posts and voluntarily provided profile information. Any personal information collected by specific forums, local committees/chapters, or for use with other services owned and operated by DaculaGA.gov, labeled private will not be disclosed publicly. By default, as a public life initiative, information fields not clearly labeled private should be considered public, viewable, and potentially accessible.

Before clicking the Register button, add the contact support@DaculaGA.gov to your email address book, to ensure that you receive the verification message.

Last updated March 17th, 2011