ADMIN: With 2017 Comes Great Changes to How We’ll be Running Shoutout Sudbury
Good morning, Sudbury! It’s your admin here. I just wanted to quickly wish everyone a very happy new year, and let you all in on a few changes that have been happening behind the scenes here at Shoutout Sudbury.
First and foremost, a couple of days ago I’ve gone ahead and assigned the Facebook page with a comments moderator. Now, before anyone gets bent out of shape, this comment moderator won’t be deleting comments unless the comment in question is absolutely absurd and rude, or hateful. If you are talking down on another one of our followers, your comment will more than likely be deleted. The comment moderator is also capable of banning, but the ban stick will continue to be used very, very rarely.
So with that said, let this be a fair warning to everyone. You all have the right to free speech in this country, but we also have the right to delete comments that we feel are way over the top.
Secondly, as of yesterday, we’ve tightened our guidelines. We will be publishing EVERY SINGLE positive post that we get (just as long as it’s longer than 1 sentence.) However, we’ve begun to deny (delete) posts that are either considered lazy, useless, rude or generally negative. Looking for an answer to a question that can easily be found on Google? Then Google it. Why use a service that can take up to 24 hours to have your post published when you can simply open up Google and find the answer instantaneously? It simple doesn’t make sense.
This community’s name is Shoutout Sudbury. The name itself should be a good reminder as to what our main focus is. Shoutouts and anything positive.
It’s the start of a new year. Let’s please use this community to bring smiles and warm hearts to our fellow Sudburians this year, and beyond.
Oh, and just an FYI to everyone. In the 1.25 years that we’ve been live, we’ve published over 5,500 posts! So if you have a question that you feel was probably already asked (ex: best family lawyer, best hairdresser – both of which have been asked countless times), we ask that you please head over to our website www.sudbury.club, and use the search feature to see if a similar post has already been submitted.
In closing, I would like to sincerely thank all ~26,000 of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter. And if there are any of you that simply check our website everyday, but aren’t a part of our social media outlets, thank you too. Every like of a post helps spread the word about Shoutout Sudbury’s existence. Every retweet helps, every reaction helps, every comment helps, and last but certainly not least, every share helps. Please continue to help spread the word about this community, and let’s bring happy tears to those who share this community with us.
Thank you for your time, and again, happy 2017 to each and every one of you. <3 — Jody Mitoma