The Board of Trustees of the Douglaston Little Neck Historical Society (DLNHS) has approved the following guidelines to serve as the standards for all material posted at any electronic forum or other social media sites, including but not limited to blogs, wikis, microblogs, message boards, chat rooms, electronic newsletters, online forums, social networking sites, websites, and other sites and services operated by DLNHS that permit users to share information with others in a contemporaneous or asynchronous manner. The DLNHS encourages all persons or entities commenting or making any post on any of the above DLNHS sites to be courteous, respectful and use appropriate language. Some examples of prohibited social media conduct include, but are not limited to, language that is defamatory, pornographic, proprietary, threatening, harassing, libelous, or otherwise violates the standards of the Douglaston-Little Neck community. No endorsement of any political candidate may be made on any DLNHS electronic media site, nor may the site(s) be used to criticize political candidates for electioneering purposes.
The President may direct the Website and Social Media Sub-Committee to immediately remove any content that the President considers in violation of the standards contained in this policy. Where the President is unavailable, the 1st Vice President may direct the Website and Social Media Sub-Committee to remove such content. At the next scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees or Executive Committee (whichever occurs first), the members present at the meeting shall ratify or reject the decision to remove any content from the DLNHS electronic media site that was deemed to violate the standards outlined in this policy. At any time, the Board of Trustees may overrule the decision to remove such content and may direct the content to be restored to its original posting. Where the Board of Trustees determines that an individual or entity has made more than one comment in violation of the standards set forth in this policy, or where the Board of Trustees determines that a person or entity has made inappropriate commentary in any DLNHS forum or in another forum, the Trustees may instruct the Website and Social Media Sub-Committee to enjoin that person from making any further commentary on the electronic media site. Appropriate commentary may be made, however, concerning current events on matters relevant to the Douglaston-Little Neck region.