NO SOLICITING< NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!

Katherine - posted on 10/03/2012 ( 53 moms have responded )

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Soliciting is not allowed on Circle of Moms, and we have a zero tolerance policy. This means no work-from-home recruitment pitches, no ads for dieting programs, no coupon codes, no personal businesses pitches. If you're seeing these in your community, delete them, and post a note at the top explaining that they are not welcome, so that users who might be tempted to use your group to solicit are discouraged. Here's a note you can pin to the top as a thread:



Our community frowns upon solicitations, so please do not post them here.



There is a dedicated Work-from-Home Business Opportunities community on Circle of Moms where you can post about your business and products:

http://www.circleofmoms.com/group.php?en...

Thanks for you cooperation and understanding.



Please also send the text above via PM (personal message) to the mom who is posting ads or solicitations. If she solicits again in your community you should send her an Admin Warning, and then block her.



If you see any type of soliciation on a member's profile wall, please contact The Community Management Team by PM with a link to the solicitation: http://www.circleofmoms.com/about_me/437...



A few members have asked us if there are any exceptions, and the answer is: rarely. But here are a few that fall into a gray area, so we want to explain more carefully what you should do.



NOT ALLOWED



Posting diaper codes (the poster gets money off diapers for each person who uses her code).

This can be very annoying to members in group forums, especially if lots of people start doing it, so we want to discourage it.

Admins and Mods should delete these posts and tell the OP she can message her personal circle instead (but NOT to PM strangers).

"Vote for my child to win" a contest in which she could win money.

Again, this can be extremely annoying to members in group forums and is almost always off topic.

Admins and Mods should delete these posts and tell the OP she can message her personal circle instead (but NOT to PM strangers).

Creating a community to promote a member's product, service, or business opportunity.

Circle of Moms communities were not designed for business promotion and we will remove any communities created by members for this purpose. We are, however, working on providing a channel for members who wish to connect with others in this way. Please e-mail us with your name and contact information, and we will reach out to you when we are ready to host communities of this nature.



ALLOWED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES



Research requests

When academics or people who claim to be academics post asking members for info or to fill out a survey, their posts should be deleted.

Please then ask them to write to Sascha at the Community Management team (sascha (at) circleofmoms.com) to have their request evaluated. If we determine that they are genuine and well-intentioned we will then have them seek permission to re-post their request directly from the Admin of the specific community, and then it is up to the Admin to decide if it would be interesting or beneficial in some other way to her community.

Requests for donations or money

In general, requests for money are not permitted unless prior permission was given by the group's Admin.

When a member asks others in her groups to give money to a particular charity or cause without seeking permission for the Admin, her post should be deleted unless the cause is directly tied to the group's interests (for example, a Breast Cancer Walk in a Breast Cancer Survivor's Group) AND is shown by the OP to be a legitimate charity.





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Kristi - posted on 03/24/2013

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There is currently someone soliciting using screen name buyme203...I cannot flag comments from mobile and currently that is all I have access to.

I saw posts in:

Single mother losing it

Need help with troubled 10 year old

Need help with verbal abusive husband to children

I am pretty sure these are all in Welcome to Circle of Moms.

Edit...had screen name off by one number.

Jodi - posted on 03/01/2013

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No. That is still a form of soliciting by soliciting for web traffic.

Jodi - posted on 10/04/2012

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Diane, you can answer without saying, Oh, and I sell it, here's my contact details. If they want help and a product works, tell them to look up the product. But don't solicit the business.

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Michelle - posted on 05/20/2014

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Unfortunately the Mods don't have access to the profiles to be able to delete all of the spellcaster posts all at once. We are only volunteers and don't have time to delete 1 by 1.
We have asked the management to step in but they have been AWOL for a month or so now.

Kelly - posted on 05/20/2014

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Could you get rid if the astrologer/black magic/spells, etc that seem to be coming from the same person if that's not soliciting,I don't know what is. There's a ton if posts from this person.

Michelle - posted on 04/06/2014

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Tomeka: You are more than welcome to ask it in the work from home communities. We have a strict policy against solicitations in most of the other communities and asking any questions regarding work from home businesses tend to encourage more solicitations so we have to delete them.

Michelle,
WtCoM Mod.

ETA: I have looked through your posts and 1 was soliciting. Like I have said, search for the work from home communities. If you think your post has disappeared, go to your profile and it will come up with your posts. It may be that many people have posted/replied to other threads and it has gone off the front page.

Tomeka - posted on 04/05/2014

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I posted asking for suggestions on how to get people more involved in my health and wellness business and found it gas been deleted. It was not a solicitation so not sure why it's gone. With that good luck with your site I think I will remove myself as I don't know what I can say in a conversation and don't want to have someone sending me warnings about a message I posted. Thanks

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/27/2014

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Teri, sorry but there is no community on here that is suitable for seeking nannies, but you can certainly do a community search. And yes, this would be under the no soliciting policies. Please understand, this is an international site and would be hard pressed to find someone in your area. I suggest googling nanny infor in your area.

~WtCoM MoD LiTtLe MiSs~

Teri - posted on 03/17/2014

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Hi Mods/ Admin, I am very new to this community and am really unsure of what I can or cannot say.

I am a working mom and have two small children. I have a live-in nanny and housekeeper; but it is a short term solution as I usually have to change a nanny ever so often. It would be great to join with other moms who are in a similar situation for support and sharing.

Please could you advise if there is a group already here I can join and if not, is it soliciting if I ask to start one?

TIA, Teri

Amina - posted on 03/05/2014

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I posted something and am not sure if I have broken the rules. I f I did, I greatly apologise on that. I hadnt read this before. I just meant to jot something and go to sleep. Its by coincidence I looked up this post. Anyways, thousands apologies if I have wronged. Take care everyone.

Kristi - posted on 09/07/2013

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Would posting a website and asking moms to go see which award or giveaway they would like or suggest soliciting? I flagged it but I forgot to copy the link and if I go out I will lose my comment. Oh, you'll see it. I just wasn't positive.
Thx!

Jodi - posted on 08/24/2013

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Audrey, if you had to delete as many solicitations as we do, believe me, you wouldn't be quite so quick to suggest we respond only to individual people who do this and not have a broad NO SOLICITATIONS post here. Moderators here are only volunteers, and today ALONE I had to delete and warn for over 30 solicitation posts. Sorry if you feel offended, but if this post wasn't here, there would probably be twice as many I would have to delete, and I don't really feel I should have to do that.

Audrey - posted on 07/18/2013

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of course you have to set the "rules" but by sending this "NO SOLICITATION" comment out to everyone, it is offensive. I think it would be more diplomatic for you to respnd to a mom who is doing this, not to the entire community, plus if it is in the initial "understanding" there is no need.
just saying

Dorasweets - posted on 05/08/2013

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So sorry .After seeing this I agree.I Spoke about the BODYWRAP.But did not place a aid.Very sorry.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/24/2013

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Yes Kristi, thank you. I have removed them from posting earlier today, but have still finding more posts by them., Thanks for the names of the thread!

Wendy - posted on 01/30/2013

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Thanks Katherine

Good to know information. Thanks again...I love this site. Awesome infomation and support found here.

Wendy

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/24/2013

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Yes. That is allowed Northern. In fact, when promoting your new CoM group in here, make sure to add a link to make it easier for other people to get to your new group.

Northern - posted on 01/24/2013

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So Katherine, a leader raising awareness of a new circle on circle of moms is allowed.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/13/2012

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No Chicora, Kathrine sent messages to all members. I am sure it was just a glitch, or she sent it again so newer members can receive it. If you have been soliciting, you would be getting a formal warning.....or if you were an auto spammer, just have your profile blocked from the site.

Chicora - posted on 11/13/2012

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This is my 2nd time getting this message. I'm hardly on this site and I know I haven't solicited. Is there a reason I keep receiving this message?

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Oh so I won't get any replies to my thread then asking for other bloggers to comment with their blog URLs!

Jodi - posted on 11/04/2012

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Blog links aren't allowed either. Unless it is a blog that isn't yours and you are using it to refer someone who has a relevant question.

Momma - posted on 10/23/2012

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That was a lot to read :) but I got it! This sounds like an excellent website to just vent and get ideas from other moms and to just know that we are not alone :) Have a great/blessed day

Angel - posted on 10/22/2012

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Solicitation is considered selling something correct if you are not benefiting monetarily from giving advice then this does not count correct. This morning I ran across your ad when it popped up at the bottom of my screen so I clicked on your links in this ad neither of them work I don't know if you typed it in incorrectly or if they are links that are no longer active?

Mum - posted on 10/20/2012

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I was just wondering if I did something to recieve this in my inbox. If I did my apologies because I did not realise I did. Hoping this is just a standard email that get sent out if not as I said sincere apologies. Regards, Mum Talks Autism

Amanda - posted on 10/17/2012

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oh okay :) good to know.. thought i did something wrong good to know i didnt,

Katherine - posted on 10/17/2012

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Because I'm sending it to everyone so they are familiar with our policies!

Joella - posted on 10/17/2012

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Why are you sending me this post I haven't solicited anything. this is only my second time at this sight.

Kelly - posted on 10/12/2012

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Hi , I'm new on the site,. But I was wondering if asking for clothes donations were allowed, and if we can send people clothes who need them? kelly-Thank-you ♥

Katherine - posted on 10/11/2012

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No Judith, I just sent it to everyone. I wanted everyone to be aware of our policies. We have had a TON of solicitors.

Diane - posted on 10/04/2012

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I'm thinking I goofed up by mentioning colic calm. I may have mentioned it elsewhere and not here, but I cannot remember. If I did, I am sorry, and will not do so again. My intent when mentioning it is only to bring relief to someone in intense pain, through natural purposes, so again, if I did so, I apologize and will not do so again, but sometimes moms ask a "Help" question and it's hard not to answer. Thanks for the heads up info.

Katherine - posted on 10/03/2012

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I sent it to everyone. We have been getting a TON of solicitations. I just wanted people to be familiar with our policies.

Katherine - posted on 10/03/2012

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We don't have an app yet. I did delete that post....it looked liked a solicitation. Thanks for clearing that up.

Jennifer - posted on 10/03/2012

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P.S. I tried to add the for circle of moms app to my page but it didn't seem to work do you know anything about it?

Jennifer - posted on 10/03/2012

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Mam--



Not sure if you posted this because of me--I added a new Facebook page but it is completely free and I am not selling anything just trying to help people maybe moving to Guam--so just wanted to let you know :) And if you know anyone needing help or info please send them to our page-- :)



https://www.facebook.com/PCSGuamNavyMarine?ref=hl

Katherine - posted on 10/03/2012

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Then you will be removed from this website for your blatant disregard of the rules and your rudeness.

Kristen - posted on 10/03/2012

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asking help to vote for my son isnt advertising or selling. get a dictionary.

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