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Council reserves copyright on its publications.

The content of this site is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part of any such content may be reproduced, modified, adapted or published in any way for any commercial purposes whatsoever.

Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction and copyright should be addressed in writing to:

The General Manager
Singleton Council
PO Box 314
SINGLETON NSW 2330

Email the General Manager

Rules of use
This website's interactive modules are moderated in order to remove any offensive material. Comments or images that do not adhere to the rules of use will be removed and you will be notified of this by email.

Users must not harass, bully, intimidate or threaten another user when contributing to a forum. Users must not use these forums to publish racially and/or sexually harassing messages or sexually explicit material. Users will be unable to submit comments containing commonly acknowledged offensive or obscene words and language.

If a user is aware of a comment they believe is in breach of these rules and has not been removed within 48 hours, they are encouraged to contact Council on 02 6578 7290, during business hours.

Comments and views expressed on these forums should not be construed as an endorsement by Singleton Council.

Etiquette

In order to play a positive part in the discussion and to give your views maximum impact, we encourage you to follow the etiquette guide below.

  • It's a good idea to read through the information on the site and the other participants' comments before getting involved in the discussion yourself. 
  • Always respect the views of other participants even if they don’t agree with you.
  • Be constructive. It’s okay to disagree with other forum participants, in fact we encourage debate, just keep the dialogue positive.
  • Always keep things civil. We recognise that this can be difficult sometimes, especially when you are passionate about an issue, but it is important to keep the discussion focused on the issues rather than letting it deteriorate into personal insults.
  • Once you’ve left your comment keep an eye on the forum to see what other people have to say.
  • If you feel that someone has insulted you, flag the comment as inappropriate. Don’t perpetuate the dispute. The moderator will take a look at the offending comment and decide whether it should be removed.
  • Stay on topic. These forums have been created for a specific purpose. Please stay within the boundaries of the subject matter.
  • Turn off the "CAPS LOCK". Writing in ALL CAPS is the equivalent of SHOUTING and can cause offence.
  • Choose one discussion topic under which you would like to post each of your unique comments. Don’t cut and paste the same comment into lots of different discussion topics. These will be considered duplicates and may be removed. 
  • Don’t be a "troll". Trolls intentionally incite annoyance or offense. They do not participate constructively in the discussion and do not add any value to the debate.
  • Don’t bully, harass or threaten other participants. If another participant proffers an opinion that you don’t agree with, you have no right to demand that they support their position with a detailed argument. They do not have to respond to your questions. It is up to each individual to participate in the forum as much or as little as they wish.
  • Please respect the moderators. Their job is to keep the forum safe and constructive so that everybody gets to have his or her fair say.
  • Try to avoid using acronyms or text talk. By sticking to plain English more people will understand the points you are trying to make.

Moderation
This site is subject to the following moderation rules:
  • Never post personal information about another forum participant. This Includes identifying any individual by their real name if they have not already done so or providing personal contact information.
  • Don't defame anyone or any organisation. A comment is defamatory if it lowers or harms the reputation of a person or organisation. If you wish to accuse someone of committing a crime or being an idiot this is not the place to do it.
  • Don't post anything that could be considered intolerant of a person's race, culture, appearance, gender, sexual preference, religion or age.
  • Don't be obscene and don’t use foul language. Disguising swear words by deliberately misspelling them doesn’t make them any less offensive.
  • Don't personally insult or harass other participants. Always focus on the logic of the argument rather than the individuals involved in the argument. Users are entitled to choose not to enter into debate with you.
  • Don't post or link to any inappropriate, offensive or illegal material. Inappropriate content is anything that may offend or is not relevant to the discussion.
  • Don't post any advertisements, however much you believe in the service or product.
  • Don't complain about the moderation on the site, you can always direct an email us if you are unhappy.

Sanctions
Breaches of the moderation rules will be dealt with as follows:
  • Removal of comment - any comment that, in the view of the moderator, breaches the rules will be removed.
  • Temporary Suspension - a participant who repeatedly and flagrantly flouts the moderation rules may be suspended from access to the site for period of up to one week determined by the moderators. The period will reflect both the severity and consistency of the breach.
  • Permanent Blocking - a participant who continues to violate the moderation rules following reinstatement after a period of suspension may have their access to the site permanently blocked.
  • Automatic Blocking - a participant who posts or links to inappropriate, offensive or illegal material will be immediately blocked from the site.


Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290