Milton Chat aims to be a friendly and useful resource for the community. Before becoming a member of Milton Chat, please read this document which describes how the group is organised, what it is for, and etiquette we expect members to adopt.
The Purpose of Milton Chat
Milton Chat is for discussion about Milton not in Milton.
What do we mean by that? We mean that the topics of conversation should concern events and issues in the village itself, rather than more general topics being discussed by people who happen to live in Milton.
If you represent a business, club or other organisation in the village, it is acceptable to promote your events on the list. However, please do so with consideration.
We strongly prefer that people use their real names for posting to Milton Chat.
We recognise that some people need to use pseudonyms for reasons such as personal security. Nevertheless, behaviour on the list which does not meet the standards described here will be treated more seriously if the individual is using a pseudonym.
You may opt to receive messages batched as daily digests.
If you opt for digests, please take care when replying to a message within the digest:
We do keep copies of posts to the mailing list. These are in a “private archive” which can only be searched and read by logging into the mailing list web server. They are not available to non-subscribers.
Please remember that even though the archival of posts is private, and available only to list members, you should treat what you say as though it were public, since any member of the public can subscribe, and this includes local journalists, for example.
Milton Chat is run by an organisation of volunteers, Milton Online. The group is completely independent of the Parish Council, so please do not approach them regarding services run by Milton Online.
New users will be moderated initially, and removed from moderation after a few posts.
There is a group who monitor and occasionally moderate the content of the mailing list.
Generally speaking, the touch is so light as to be non-existent, and posts are unmoderated. However the moderators reserve the right to:
The list moderators can be reached at email@example.com
Severe breaches, such as illegal actions, will result in an immediate ban.
Repeated minor breaches of etiquette will result in one of two actions:
If you have been moderated or banned from the list, and you believe it is unreasonable, you can contact the Milton Online committee. Their decision will be final.