inMysore.com Community Guidelines

We created inMysore.com to provide Mysoreans with a positive and interesting environment where they can connect with other friends, relatives, school mates, collage mates and share articles, news, poems, stories, give and get advice, laugh, and more.

We understand that everyone's time is precious so inMysore.com should be a place where a Mysoreans, that is you can come and feel welcome and safe and not be subject to personal attacks or disrespectful behavior. These guidelines are intended to make inMysore.com a great place for as many Mysoreans as possible.

When thinking about what's acceptable on inMysore.com, think about what's acceptable in a real community, online or not. As "customers" in this community, all inMysore.com  members should act as if you were in a real community. As the "owner" of the community, the inMysore.com Team will take actions similar to what a cafe owner would do.

Rules of Conduct at inMysore.com

The following are rules you should keep in mind when using inMysore.com . Failure to follow these rules can result in termination of your account.

1.   Be respectful of others, especially when disagreeing with them.

It's simple Be nice to others. This is the most important thing for everyone to remember. You can be opinionated.  You can say that your opinion is better than someone-else.  You can be opposed to the ideas or opinions of others, and can say so.  But don't be nasty about it. Mean people are not welcome at this cafe.

2.   Debate is great, but it should be done in a constructive way.

Discussion and debate are not only allowed, they are encouraged. But, if a healthy discussion breaks down into an exchange of attacks and insults or becomes too heated, we will take measures to end the discussion.

3.   Don't harass or personally attack others.

When a discussion gets heated or involves a topic you feel passionate about, it's sometimes tempting to cross the line and stop talking about the issues and instead talk about the people involved. Don't do it. No name calling. If you must "vent" your feelings about another inMysore.com member, do it without identifying him/her. Don't use his/her screen name or any other information that is likely to make him/her recognizable to other members.

4.   No ganging up.

You may not like everyone on inMysore.com. But Don't harass someone or tell all your friends to go harass someone because you Don't like something he/she said.

5.   Slurs, stereotyping, and hate speech are not tolerated.

Slurs, hate speech and attacks aimed at any race, color, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation are not tolerated at all on inMysore.com and will be removed. Don't stereotype people, it isn't funny and it isn't acceptable.

6.   Don't annoy others by posting the same thing again and again.

Don't post the same thing multiple times.
Don't post the same thing multiple times.
Don't post the same thing multiple times.
Don't post the same thing multiple times.
Don't post the same thing multiple times.

It's annoying right? Also, Don't make new posts that simply link back to old posts. Don't post the same photo over and over again. Do something once and see what happens; Don't try to force your ideas on people by re-posting. In addition, Don't cross-post on multiple groups. Once or twice is fine, but more than that is spamming.

7.   If you're going to post something controversial, be prepared for others to disagree with you and your ideas.

Remember that when you post something, especially about a controversial topic, expect that your viewpoints and opinions may be vigorously questioned, challenged, and held up to scrutiny. If having your opinions challenged and being expected to defend your position will make you uncomfortable, please don't post about that topic.

8.   Don't post something just to inflame others.

Posts designed solely to upset another member or group of members have no place at inMysore.com. They simply pollute the air and make it a less inviting place for everyone.

9.   Don't ask other members for help in the form of money, gifts or donations.

It is not acceptable at this cafe to ask another member for money, goods or services. We appreciate the stress on you and your family resulting from financial pressures. You can, however, suggest that members donate to official charities (like the CRY,  Asha for Women).

10.   No nude photographs.

Have fun, participate in lively discussions and debates, bare your soul but not your body. Nudity is not permitted in this cafe.

11.   Don't share your personal information with someone unless you are absolutely certain it is safe to share with that person.

Would you give your phone number, street address or anything else to a person you just met in a cafe? Maybe if you trusted him/her or knew someone in common. But you probably wouldn't give it out to someone you knew little about. The same is true online. Don't give out your personal information to anyone else unless you are sure it's safe.

And Don't give money to people who ask for it online. While their stories may move you, you have no way of knowing if they are legitimate. We can't verify the identities of everyone on the site and you use the site at your own risk. We urge you to learn and follow best practices for staying safe online.

12.   Don't share personal information about anyone else.

You should also not share or post anyone else personal information. Don't report messages from private groups or messages in public places. If the information was posted in a private group, assume that the member wants it to remain private.

13.   If you suspect that someone on the site is an impostor or not legitimate, report the problem to the inMysore.com Team and we will deal with it.

If you think you have found an "impostor" or suspect that a member is not "legitimate," let us know by using the "Contact Us" link. We will investigate promptly. Do not threaten, harass or make journal posts about your suspicions. Doing this will only interfere with and slow down our efforts to get to the truth quickly.

Likewise, if we discover that you are pretending to be someone you are not, we will cancel your account.

14.   Help us keep the cafe orderly by reporting any problems you see on the site including posts that violate these rules.

If you see something that violates these rules and it bothers you, then report it to us and we will do our best to investigate it. You Don't need to report things multiple times or have your friends also report the same issue. We try to review everything sent to us and sending it multiple times just slows things down for everyone.

15.   Don't do anything criminal or illegal on inMysore.com or encourage anyone else to do so.

Any postings that we reasonably believe or suspect are criminal or illegal in nature will be removed and any conduct that we suspect is illegal or which poses a threat of illegal activity will be reported to the appropriate authorities. We will co-operate with authorities to prosecute anyone who breaks the law while using our site. Do not link to sites containing criminal or illegal activity.

16.   No shirt, no shoes, no service.

Just kidding. We Don't care what you wear to this cafe.

inMysore.com responsibilities & your responsibilities:

We will not look at every post, photo or comment made on the site nor do we guarantee the integrity of every member on the site. But, if we catch something that we believe violates our guidelines or the inMysore.com Terms of Service either because we noticed it or you reported it we will act on it.

When you report something to us that you believe violates these guidelines or the inMysore.com Terms of Service, we will do our best to review it. We will not always agree with you that there is a problem. When we do agree, we will take the action that we feel is appropriate. While we listen to our members, we have the final say on whether content or conduct is permissible under these guidelines and our Terms of Service.

We generally won't take action against older content that violates these guidelines. We feel our efforts are better spent focusing on current issues on the site.

You also have the tools to control who sees the content you post. Utilize these privacy settings as you see fit to protect your information. We want everyone part of the community to be comfortable and feel safe.

We always have the right to remove postings, lock postings, warn members, suspend accounts, and/or cancel accounts to enforce these guidelines or the inMysore.com Terms of Service or as we deem necessary to maintain the integrity of the site or our business. Whatever action we choose to take, our decision is final. We will not always explain our actions, but rest assured we do not take these decisions lightly.

We are not responsible for what happens off the site, even if it was organized on inMysore.com. Be careful whom you talk to, whom you trust, and what you do in the real world based on what you read online.

Finally, please remember that we are just trying to make this the best site possible for as many Mysoreans as possible. If we feel that by removing a post or a member we can make the site experience better for the rest of the members, we will do it. Or, we could decide that a posting that you find objectionable is within the guidelines. You may not always think our decisions are fair and you may not always agree with us. Arguing with us or harassing us will not change our minds. Let's all treat each other with respect and work together to make this a great place for Mysoreans.

Above all else, be nice to other inMysore.com members you meet in this community and give each other the benefit of the doubt. If we all do this, the community will be a great place to hang out.

These guidelines are a work in progress. We may revise these guidelines at any time and without prior notice.

- The inMysore.com Team