The Project's Facebook page is a great way for Facebook users to keep in touch with us, chat with other fans, and even get their comments read out on the show.
But our Facebook page has to meet standards that are broadly in line with our ‘G’ rating, so some house rules apply.
There's one simple rule for what is appropriate behaviour on our Facebook page:
We like our Facebook page to reflect the show: friendly, if feisty, discussion, conducted in an atmosphere that is fun and respectful.
So, these things are usually OK:
• Passionate discussion.
• Differences of opinion, as long as they are discussed respectfully.
• Relevant external links.
• Good-humoured teasing, only where both parties are friendly with each other, or one party largely invited it upon themselves in humour and is going with the joke.We recommend ignoring comments that are deliberately trying to stir up trouble.
It also helps if you double-check what someone else is saying before flying into defensive mode. You may have misread their intentions.
These things are usually not OK and are highly likely to be deleted:
• Coarse language (welcome to G-rating land!).
• Gratuitous sexual references.
• Vilification of fellow page users, groups, or public figures based on race, gender, sexuality, physical appearance or other personal attributes.
• Picking on other users' spelling or grammar. (Such comments are not illegal. they're just tedious.)
• Debating issues or commenting on posts by others in a disrespectful manner. This includes framing a comment in an abusive manner, eg “Only stupid people would think that” or “Spoken like a true man-hater.”
• Inappropriate comments about children in general, or family members of other commenters.
• Comments that our moderator considers are in poor taste.
• Over-the-top corporate publicity, spam, or calls to follow a Facebook page.
• Irrelevant external links.• Non-constructive criticism or abuse of our hosts or guests. (Disagree with, or criticise them if you like. But insults are out.)
• Defamation of public figures or other Facebook users.
• Comments or links that are prejudicial towards matters that are before the courts.
• Comments or links involving Family Court matters in which individuals can be identified.
We also need to be careful with our portrayal of the use of drugs and alcohol. We’ll deal with that on a case-by-case basis.
These rules are not hard and fast. Bob may use his or her discretion depending on the subject matter, the time of day, the intended tone of the conversation, and lots of other things.
If an offending comment is deleted, responses to it may also be removed to 'clean up' the thread - even if those responses themselves did not break any rules.
Bob is the name given to our moderator by some of our Facebook regulars. He or she went with it. We don’t expect you to know all the limits of our page right away, but if you cross the line please accept Bob’s advice with understanding.
Failure to heed page rules after warnings may see you blocked from our page.
Contrary to occasional allegations, Bob rarely deletes comments through political bias or network interference. Comments are only deleted if they breach one of the other page rules.
It’s worth remembering that Bob’s humour, like the show’s humour, can be tongue-in-cheek. Comments that Bob makes on the issues of the day should not always be taken literally. Bob might be pulling your leg. Bob might sometimes choose to adopt one line of thought to see how you react.
Comments you leave on our Facebook page may be used as Viewer Feedback on the show. Usually we would just use your first name, though please be aware that a full name has been known to slip through occasionally. We may edit your comment for length, spelling, grammar, or better comic delivery. But we’ll stay true to the gist.
"YOU DELETED MY WALL POST!"
We probably didn’t. Our wall is set by default to show only the posts made by The Project. Look for the ‘Posts By Others’ section and your post will be there, unless it breaks any of the rules above.
One more thing
While we do our best to keep an eye on things, The Project can not be held responsible for content that has not been posted by our team.
Please note that if we become aware of inappropriate behavior towards other users on their personal Facebook pages extending from interaction on our page, we reserve the right to block access to our page or report breaches of Facebook's terms and conditions to Faceook.
Contact the administrators
Sorry, but we don't always have time to check our Facebook message box. It gets very full very quickly. The quickest way to get to us is via http://www.theprojecttv.com.au/.
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For wardrobe enquiries, look for the ‘Cast Wardrobe’ button at our homepage.
Concerns about behaviour on our Facebook page? Please email us here.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
The Project team (on behalf of Bob)