We consider the Realize Troy – A New Comprehensive Plan project blog to be an honest, ongoing conversation about the future of the city and the creation of a plan that will help shape the future of the community.
A blog isn’t much use if users don’t talk to us and inform the project process and outcomes. So we highly encourage you to provide your feedback through comments and e-mail, and we welcome the diverse range of opinions that you have to share.
To keep the conversation running smoothly and to ensure a positive experience for all our readers, we’ve got a few ground rules which must be followed by all participants:
A good conversation requires participants who are considerate with one another. So please be polite and treat everyone who you refer to with respect, including the project team, City of Troy, its staff and members of the public. We won’t tolerate attacks, and we’ll definitely remove any content that advocates or encourages expressions of violence, bigotry, racism, or hatred.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Keep your posts free of profanity and obscenity. All kinds of people come to the blog, and we want everyone to feel comfortable reading or participating in the discussion.
We are happy to hear your concerns and issues, but identifying positive community traits or study outcomes is equally important and often more productive. Try to focus on what we can do to help you instead of simply taking out your frustrations in the blog.
DON’T MISINFORM AND MISLEAD
We will remove any comments that make false or unsubstantiated allegations.
The blog isn’t the place to market your business or sell your services, so please don’t.
We want to entertain all legitimate comments, but we don’t want anyone to overwhelm the conversation by hammering us with repeat messages or dragging topics completely off-course. So, we will remove any instances of spamming: specifically, comments that do not fit the topic of the post, excessive commenting (commenting multiple times in succession within the same post), or cross-posting (providing the same comment in multiple blog posts).
DON’T BREAK THE LAW
Illegal content or behaviour is not allowed on the blog. Don’t link or post any copyrighted or pornographic material, and don’t engage in behaviours like harassment, impersonation, intimidation, or abuse.
The City of Troy and Urban Strategies Inc. are not responsible for any use of material posted by users.
If you’re an employee of the City of Troy you are required to identify yourself as such whenever participating in the discussion.
THE LAST RESORT
We don’t really want to have to do this, but at our discretion, the project team will warn, suspend, and if necessary permanently ban commenters that continue to disregard these guidelines.