Why join our Facebook Group?
Communities, no matter how big or small, help bring people together so they can discuss common interests and ideas, as well as support each other. CollegePlannerPro has been fortunate enough to be fueled by a passionate member base since its inception over a decade ago. We have learned that this community and these connections matter deeply. With this at the forefront, we have established a dedicated space for our members within a Facebook Group.
The group is an online community that supports idea-sharing via discussion threads, questions, polls, and more. Joining this community gives you direct access to CollegePlannerPro's expansive member network of IECs, who together can share expertise, knowledge, notes, and have conversations relevant to the industry. The CollegePlannerPro team will also occasionally add members-only content and news about the platform to this dedicated space.
Our aim is that this dedicated space offers positive encouragement and becomes a powerful tool for you and your business.
How do I join?
All active members as of October 18, 2023 were emailed a personal invitation to join the Facebook Group. Members who joined CollegePlannerPro at a later date were invited upon the conclusion of their free trial. If you can't find your invite, you can navigate straight to the group and request to join from the Resource Center (? icon) within your CollegePlannerPro account, as shown below.
As a member of the CollegePlannerPro members-only Facebook group, please remember...
This is a Civilized Place for Member Discussion
Please treat this group with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge, and interests through ongoing conversation. These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized discourse.
Improve the Discussion
Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.
The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said. One way to improve the discussion is by discovering the ones that are already happening. Spend time browsing the files, media, and featured tabs along with using the search tool (magnifying glass icon) before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.
Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree
You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:
- Ad hominem attacks
- Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
- Knee-jerk contradiction
Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.
Your Participation Counts
The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not. You will be provided with tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: likes, replies, polls, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too. Let’s leave our community better than we found it.
If You See a Problem, Flag It
CollegePlannerPro staff will moderate this group. But some of the responsibility also falls on you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police. When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just report it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.
In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.
Always Be Civil
Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:
- Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
- Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or explicit.
- Respect each other. Don’t harass or give grief to anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
- Respect our community group. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.
- Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of the New York Times.
Keep It Tidy
Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:
- Don’t post no-content replies.
- Don’t divert a discussion topic by changing it midstream.
- Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.
- Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button.
Post Only Your Own Stuff
You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.
Powered by Members
CollegePlannerPro members are not required to join the member group, but participation is encouraged. That said, this is intended to be a forum for discussion for members only. Upon CollegePlannerPro account cancellation, you should expect to have your group access revoked. If there’s a critical or urgent issue, please contact us directly at email@example.com.
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