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ABOUT THE GROUP
Living History of Illinois and Chicago® is an "on subject," HISTORY PRESENTATION GROUP focused on anything and everything Illinois.
The group hosts Junior (6th, 7th & 8th grades) and Senior High School history and social studies classes, including teachers and educators. That being said, the posts and comments made in this group MUST be suitable for the entire classroom to read, as we have 13 year old children in this group.
Members spend a lot of time to research a
topic, search for photos or images, and post it for the enjoyment of
this group to have members either make light of the topic or not
follow simple instructions.
You may share (outgoing) any of our groups posts via Facebook or on the Internet.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
To protect the enjoyment of the group, we have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy against posts and comments that include racist, Anti-Semitic‡, ethnic, religious or LGBT slurs and the posting of any pornographic material or text.
Posts or comments that express hostility or discrimination toward women, are vulgar, or refer to a women's appearance will be removed and the member will be banned from the group. Period!
Criticism of administrators, disrespectful or insulting comments to other members, members who start arguments (trolls), fighting, affixing blame, instigating, trouble makers, political or religious bashing, being belligerent, posting nasty or hateful comments, disseminating a twisted point of view (even in jest), or use of profanity will be banned from the group immediately.
I have had enough with members negative comments, reporting posts about a Politician (both Democrats & Republicans). I will not allow this hatred into my educational group which hosts children as young as 13. I will BAN any member, and I mean ANY MEMBER, who makes a political post/comment or a negative remark about ANY Politician… PERIOD!!! That now includes people who use Facebook's ANGRY EMOJI face which represents their hatred without a text comment!
Badmouthing, disrespectful comments, and other forms of "ours is better that yours," comments or posts will be removed along with the posting member. (i.e. Chicago vs. Downstate, Cubs vs. White Sox, IS being disrespectful of others.) It's just not right.
If you do not have anything nice to say OR if you would not say it to your Grandmother... DO NOT POST IT HERE. This includes swearing, cussing, profanity and use of foul language. You will be immediately banned from the group if you do.
IF YOU USE THE WORD "JEWTOWN" IN THIS GROUP, YOU WILL BE
This is a STATEWIDE (all of Illinois' Counties) History Presentation Group. The only focus is presenting Illinois history; the good, the bad and the ugly.
If it's worth your time to post, it's worth your time to add a description. Posts, comments and pictures with no description will be removed, even if there is text in the image.
Sources are very important when posting photographs or making claims about an historic topic. You will be asked to provide the source:
ANIMATED (.gif) IMAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED:
They have no place in a history focused group. Animated images will be removed and persistent posting of them will get you removed from the group.
FACEBOOK "LIVE" VIDEOS ARE NOT ALLOWED:
Live videos will be removed along with your membership to the group.
HOW TO POST:
HOW TO POST WITH A LINK:
TO TEST YOUR POSTS COMPLIANCE WITH THE
WHY SO PICKY?
GUIDANCE FOR SUCCESSFUL POSTS:
Because this is a PRESENTATION group, we will remove posts or comments with wrong or inaccurate information. Students depend upon accurate information from a group specializing in history. Please... do a little research (Google it) and use multiple sources to verify and double check the facts before posting or commenting an unsubstantiated claim.
There are no
POLITICAL or religious posts or comments allowed in this
group. Period. They will be deleted along with the membership of the
person who posted it.
To keep this group drama free, Administrators will not discuss other members or ex-members issues with a third party. PLEASE, do not get involved by arguing on behalf of someone else; you will be removed from the group.
You will be banned from the group for instigating an argument or fight, or for disrespecting another member.
No asking for charity donations, i.e. GoFundMe, Facebook charity requests, etc.
Only one (1) family photo or story is allowed per member. With so many members postings quickly get out-of-hand. Refer to the "ACCEPTABLE PHOTOS" section above.
Only posts about Illinois are allowed. Photo must also be from Illinois - with few exceptions.
No links to photos, photo albums, google/bing photo searches or websites like Flickr, or file any sharing sites like Google Docs, Dropbox, iCloud, etc., in a post or comment. They will be deleted.
The group is not your personal diary or journal. Post that are this style will be removed. Please refrain from sharing your family history that is not focused on an Illinois historic event.
"Who remembers?" posts will be removed
because they do not PRESENT Illinois history.
THIS IS A HISTORY PRESENTATION GROUP. It is not a quiz show, trivia game, request line (for photos or information), or show and tell. Those posts will be removed. Please search Google or Bing for your answers or photo requests. These types of posts had already gotten out of control when we had 20,000 members, diminishing the focus of this group.
Please don't ask for photograph, item identification, or item appraisals. This group is not the Antiques Roadshow.
POSTS & COMMENTS IN ALL UPPER CASE WILL BE REMOVED. It is like
SHOUTING. Repeat offenders will have their membership revoked. If
you have visual issues, use all lower case to post and increase the
font size of your monitor or device to see better.
There are NO Facebook "Stickers" (the large picture Emoticons) or MEME images allowed in the group as it diminishes the subject matter. No exceptions. You do not see stickers or emoticons in textbooks.
Text message style writing (i.e. da=the; U2=you too) is NOT ALLOWED. You do not see this type of writing in text books. Posts and comments will be removed.
There is no "bumping" (commenting then deleting comment to bring the post to the top of the group's news feed) allowed. It is not necessary for you to reply to every comment in the thread of your own post; another form of "bumping". The entire post will be removed.
Thread comments must be on the posted topic. Off topic comments will be deleted.
Administrators may remove a post that has already been posted recently to avoid duplication or for any infraction of these policies, without notice.
Thank you posts from new members may be removed from the group, depending upon posting traffic, avoiding other members having to scroll too far down the newsfeed to see a history post.
"Get-Togethers", "Meet-Ups" or "Field Trips" are not sanctioned by the group due to potential legal issues. Members are NOT allowed to post an invitation (to an individual via messaging or to the group) to any private or public event unless pre-approved.
Members must receive permission BEFORE posting any advertisement to this group, regardless if it is for a charity, a non-profit group or a voting site for your grandchild. Posts or comments that do not receive permission before posting will be removed along with membership. contact: LivingHistoryOfIllinois@yahoo.com
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
This group monitors and censors all posts and comments to adhere to these written policies.
Facebook allows group and page owners to determine what is being posted and to control the members comments. There is no “Freedom of Speech” or “Freedom of Expression” afforded to members of this group. Facebook also puts group membership in the hands of the groups owner and their administrators.
This history group is open for any Facebook member to see. We allow 6th graders (13 years old per Facebook policy) as members. Be civil.
This Facebook group is not responsible for crowd-sourced postings. If any copyrighted material is found posted in this group, the copyright to those photographs and/or videos belong to their respective owner.
Plagiarism may occur in this open, public forum, but it's not a crime as this group is not for profit.