The Next Address Community Hub has its foundations in creating a transparent, open forum to discover, share and learn ‘All Things Real Estate’. This will enable us all to make better, more informed decisions about our property choices.
Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would your own home or your favourite local park. We too are a shared community resource; a place to share information, seek advice, gather new skills, increase our knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.
These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our ‘All Things Real Estate’ community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for open transparent public discourse.
Help us ensure this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.
The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said. Everyone is on a different path in their real estate journey. Let’s all help each other to get their easily and with a minimum of stress.
One way to improve the discussion is by discovering ones that are already happening. Spend time browsing the topics here before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of finding your answer or meeting others who share your interests.
You may wish to respond to something by offering another opinion or point of view. That’s fine. We need healthy discussions in this industry. But remember to criticise ideas, not people. Please avoid:
- Personal attacks
- Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
- Knee-jerk contradiction
Instead, provide reasoned responses or counter-arguments to improve the conversation.
The conversations we have here set the tone for every new ‘All Things Real Estate’ forum participants. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be and avoiding those that do not.
The forum has tools which enable the ‘All Things Real Estate’ community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions.
These tools are bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.
Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.
When you see bad behaviour, don’t reply. It encourages bad behaviour by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.
In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.
Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:
- Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
- Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
- Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
- Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.
If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of the Herald Sun or Daily Telegraph.
This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.
Make the effort to put topics in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up.
There are some important DO and DON’T rules. Follow these are we are in for a workable efficient real estate forum
- Do start topic in the correct category.
- Do have fun and enjoy the learnings and the conversations
- Don’t post the same thing in multiple topics.
- Don’t post no-content replies.
- Do stay on topic- no changing it midstream.
- Don’t sign your posts; every post has your profile information attached to it.
Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.
You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images).
This site is operated by your friendly local staff and you, the ‘All things Real Estate’ community. If you have any further questions about how things should work here, open a new topic in the site feedback category and let’s discuss! If there’s a critical or urgent issue that can’t be handled by a meta topic or flag, contact us via the staff page.
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