Community Standards


Swamplot provides editorial content for its readers’ consumption but above and beyond that it is an active online
community. For a community to flourish, its members need to treat each
other honestly and respectfully. That doesn’t mean that your
contributions need to be free of snark or sarcasm, but we encourage
you to keep them from being mean, hurtful or overly personal. Acting
like a jerk on a consistent basis is likely to get you banned from the

That said, we want to encourage healthy debate on relevant topics.
That’s why we provide a platform for posting questions and comments
relating to topics like renovation, gardening, real estate, and
quality-of-life issues relating to living and/or working in the city. What we don’t permit on our boards are promotional posts by
contractors, media, restauranteurs, and other service providers – though they may respond to general reader questions, or to specific negative reviews. (And please
don’t use our boards to post real estate listings, product promotions
or notices of events – we want to foster dialogue among our users, not
provide a place for businesses to shill their services through faked

But here’s the flip side: if you use our boards, you have to take
responsibility for any questions or comments that you post. As a
private website, Swamplot will not accept responsibility for
any information or opinions posted by its users – that responsibility
belongs solely to any users posting such information or opinions, and
not to the owners, employees or affiliates of Swamplot. And
while we will not change the content of any user’s questions or
comments, the posting of those questions and comments remains solely
within the discretion of Swamplot. Swamplot likewise
reserves the right to remove any questions or comments at its sole

Use common sense. Once you post a question or comment on
Swamplot, it is out there – it has become part of the public
discourse. So please think before you post – we cannot remove your
comments simply because you later regret having made them. And please
don’t post:

  • Off-topic rants
  • Statements that are intentionally false or misleading
  • Statements that harass, threaten, or defame others
  • Information you think is confidential; or
    Information you think is otherwise illegal to make public
  • To the extent you may feel compelled to provide negative feedback
    about real estate brokerage or other service providers like a
    contractors, please keep your comments factual and to the point and
    avoid hyperbolic language and broad disparagements of character.

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