If you have poked around much on this site, you’ve probably seen this a few times: We want to create a sense of community here. We want to encourage a conversation, so comments are welcomed and sought, even begged for!
We want to keep this a positive and professional environment. To do so, we will have the following policies related to comments. You probably don’t want to read a lot of mumbo jumbo in policies, and if not, here it is in a nutshell:
Please be decent. Please be on topic.The EntreCourier Comment Policy in a Nutshell
Because of the unfortunate reality that some people need definition behind what is decent and on topic, here you go. By posting and commenting here, you understand and agree to these policies:
- You are free to disagree with me, with my approach, my views and philosophies. That is okay. I know I’m not always right. But at the same time you agree to be respectful and professional in your disagreement. And by the way, I agree to do the same.
- You agree to be respectful to others in the community. Just like you are free to disagree with me, you’re free to disagree with each other and have totally different ideas, takes and approaches on how to conduct business in our environment. That’s totally cool. But the same rules as number 1 apply: be respectful and courteous.
- Treat our customers professionally. Remember that Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates and other delivery apps we contract with are our customers. We can and will disagree with how they do things, but I do expect them to be treated in a professional manner. We can disagree without being disrespectful.
- Treat our customers’ customers with respect. That means the restaurants and the end users that we deliver to. Again, we can disagree with what they do and how they treat us, but disrespect and hostility will not be tolerated.
- Comments should relate to the content. Please stay on topic.
- Ism’s are not tolerated. This should go without saying, but it’s said that it has to be said. This is not the place to slander anyone for anything related to who they are as people, whether customers, community members, or anyone else for that matter. Racism, sexism, ageism, political partyism, none of that! New England Patriotism… that’s tempting to allow but even that, no. Just no. Keep it to the topic, who someone is, what they believe, this isn’t the place for any of that stuff.
- I may ask you to register in order to post comments. If comments get out of hand or we get overrun by spam comments etc., we may move to a more restricted comment process without notice.
- I reserve the right to delete comments. Comments that violate the policies above, comments with profanity, disrespect, that are threatening or harassing, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, false and/or intentionally misleading will be deleted. Spam comments are anathema and will be removed. That means don’t waste your time going off topic to advertise or put in a spammy link to promote goods, services, or self promotion (especially in things not related to the business of being an independent contractor in the gig economy). Just don’t do it. They will be gone. Comments promoting anything illegal will be deteleted. Now understand this about all this – I understand I am imperfect and may misunderstand where a comment is coming from, and may be mistaken when removing a comment. I apologize in advance if that happens. Just understand that I’m intent on keeping this site civil, respectful, positive and professional.
- You are responsible for your own comments. That means they come from you, that I do not claim or endosrse any comments that you post, and that I disclaim any and all liability that may result from your comments.
- You are agreeing to allow me to quote or post your comments. Your comments come from you, but your choice to post the comments is implying permission to use all or part of the comments at my discretion for future articles or other content on this site or other media related to the Entrecourier.
That’s a lot of stuff, I know. Bottom line, like I said above, be decent and be on topic. That pretty well takes care of it. I pledge to do my best to do the same.