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Hello,
First and foremost, welcome!

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts. Content submitted express the views of their author only.

We try to minimally moderate this community but there are certain rules we need to post. These rules have been written to be easily read and understood. We reserve the right to update these rules at any time therefore you must read these rules every time you visit this community.

This is a privately owned community not a business and we reserve the right to open, close or suspend this community at anytime without notice to you. We further reserve the right to refuse, deny or modify any information posted to this community we deem inappropriate. Access to this community is not a right but a privilege thus we reserve the right to refuse registration or access to anyone.

The views and opinions within this community do not necessary reflect the views of the forum owner. Reposting or "liking" member's post does not necessarily make an endorsement of the member or the content of their post.

Although NOT always easy to do please try to remember this... "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind always. " Ian Maclaren

Basic Content
All content you submit, upload, or otherwise make available to the Service ("Content") may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any content that you consider to be private or confidential.

You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any content which is defamatory, abusive, threatening, spam or spam-like, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws. You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that content or your conduct.

We may remove or modify any content submitted at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Requests for content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over your content.

Risk Taking
You post and read at your own risk. We do not guarantee anything. Your ability to post within this community is a privilege not a right. You are entirely responsible for everything you post and you own all of your posts. We do NOT copyright any of your posts but may use them within our website to attract new members.

Moderation Style
We do NOT moderate according to feelings. If you're unhappy with a post you can ignore the post and/or the member and move on. We do however, moderate according to reasonable behavior given the times we are living in today. Moderation is not easy but we take free speech quite seriously. Do not confuse "free speech" with posting things such as child pornography, physical threats, graphic violence or significant graphic nudity.

Moderation and Response Times
We are an all volunteer community which means we do what we can when we can. All posts in moderation que will be moderated as soon as possible. We do not guarantee any moderation time whatsoever. Please check back frequently for updates on any moderated post or report request.

Attention seeking posting: Chronic provocateurs will not be tolerated. Posting just to get a rise out of people wastes our time and your IP address will be banned permanently.

Political Debate - All political discussion must be in respective political forums. We ask that you keep discussion civil, cogent and interesting. Those easily offended by different ideology or opposing debate should not join any “hot topic” forum. Your participation in any "Spicy Topic" forum is conditional on conduct.

Covid 19 - All Covid 19 discussion most be in Health forum. This community DOES NOT conform to any Covid claims, positions, or information posted. Post and read Covid 19 content at your own risk. No Covid 19 related posts should be construed as medical advice. Consult your personal physician for all your medical needs.

Online Panhandling - Members who continually ask for "free" items will be moderated, and if necessary, banned. Do not abuse our communities' generosity and kindness.

Fund Raising - Raising funds for an individual or cause in the community is permitted but all fundraising posts are moderated. Links to sites such as GoFundMe are also permitted but moderated.

Polls - Unlimited polls created by community members are permitted. No polls by businesses are permitted without prior consent of forum administrator. Please contact administer for more information.

Age Requirement
You must be 18 years old to create an account with this community-no exceptions at this time. By registering to this community, you assert that you are at least 18 years of age at the time of registration.

Location
You must live within the city of Bartlesville, Washington County or within a 60 mile radius from Bartlesville. By creating an account with us, you assert that you live within this general area. Business Directory and Marketplace selling are restricted to Bartlesville area residents and immediate surrounding areas within a 30 mile radius. We will evaluate this conditional as we grow.

Language
All posts must be in English. Interpretation is the responsibility of the reader.

Swearing, cursing, foul language is permitted in moderation. For examples: " I don't give a damn" is permitted. The amount and context of "foul" language is at the discretion of the forum moderators. DO NOT report anyone for writing "damn" in a post. We will not moderate any easy-does-it "foul" language such as this.

Nudity
Graphic nudity, pornography, pedophilic ideations or photos will never be tolerated here. (Common natural occurrences like breast feeding are NOT considering nudity in this community if in good taste). Again, do not mistake your "Free speech" with committing a felony online or posting graphic violence or graphic nudity.

Conduct
Threatening someone with violence in a post or private message will result in immediate ban and report to respective authorities.
ZERO tolerance for police bashing. Discussing police actions is accepted but derogatory terms are not.
ZERO tolerance for LGBTQ bashing. Voicing your opinion on life style is accepted but derogatory terms are not.
ZERO tolerance for religious bashing. Voicing your opinion on a religious practice is accepted but derogatory terms are not.

Types of Posts
Due to online predatory practices we can not permit "babysitter wanted" posts to this community unfortunately. Posts associated with commercial day care facilities are allowed.

Due to online predatory practices we can not permit "Senior Home Care" posts to this community unfortunately. Posts associated with commercial senior care facilities are allowed.

ONLINE ID THEFT (VERY IMPORTANT)
Due to online ID theft we ask that you do not place you phone number within your publicly available post. Doing so puts you at significant risk for ID theft. If you choose to do so you do so at your own risk. If you decide to remove your phone number we may not be able to remove your phone number immediately.

Due to online ID theft we ask that you DO NOT place your email address within you post, especially if it is an email used to access this community. We ask instead, that you provide your email address, if you are inclined, to the person within a private message (PM). Posted email addresses will be moderated. This is for your online safety and ours.

Exceptions to this rule are commercial accounts using commercially identifiable phone numbers such as those listed in our new Business Directory or otherwise online. If you are a private individual with a small business, please use our PM system to communicate with potential clients.

Spamming
Commercial or private spamming this community will result in immediate ban. Please report any spamming, especially commercial spamming, as soon as possible.

Animal welfare is important to us.
Unfortunately, some have ruined it for all and there have been reports of dog fighting rings in the area. Therefore the following rules are used within this community regarding animal and pets.

Post sharing our pets is wonderful and we encourage people to do so.
Animal adoption is permitted by registered Animal Rescue Groups or County Shelters only. (Contact Community Admin for permission)
We encourage all members to post animal "lost and found" posts to help our fur citizens find their homes, however, all "lost and found" animal post are pre moderated for content.

Suicide Ideation (Very Important)
If you're feeling suicidal or having suicidal thoughts it is extremely important to get immediate medical help by calling 911 or going to your local emergency room. While this community does care about you, we are not mental health professionals thus you must seek immediate medical help first rather than posting your suicide intentions here. AFTER you've received help, we welcome you back with open arms and we hope you're feeling better too! Any posts suggesting suicidal thoughts or ideation will be removed and IP address reported to local police.

Linking to Social Media
You may have noticed that we do not allow mutual login from social media account such as Facebook and Twitter. This is due to their tracking, recording policies and other concerning practices of these particular organizations. We encourage all members to reevaluate their online relationships with big tech social media companies as your best interest may not be their priority.

Ads
We find ads within a community to be monumentally distracting, unsightly, confusing and most of all, intrusive. WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY GOOGLE ADs whatsoever.

Future development will allow each forum to be "sponsored" by someone or an organization, however this "sponsor" will be in the form of a non trackable, visible link within the selected forum itself. Example: Crafting Forum is sponsored by: "simple link added" Absolutely NO visible annoying ads whatsoever.

Signatures
Your personal signature is important and part of your unique personality. We offer generous options for creating your signature. This signature must not overwhelm/overpower your post or forum communication in any way.

Member Created Forums
As an added member feature, we allow members to create their own forum topics if one isn't already offered. These forums can be made public or private. While we welcome all requests for member created forums, we reserve the right to refuse any topic. These forums take a few days to create so be patient as we create one for you.

Selling
Private Individuals enjoy FREE unlimited selling privileges but over-posting to gain seller advantage will be moderated.
Commercial accounts enjoy FREE selling privileges at this time at a maximum post rate of five (5) posts within a seven (7) day period. Commercial accounts may not post any tracking code within links. This will result in immediate ban.

What cannot be sold here due to federal law or obvious reasons:

Guns and Ammunition (Unfortunately)
Bodily fluids of any kind
Open containers of food or drink
Open containers of personal hygiene products or make up
Used medical equipment (Will re-evaluate post Covid)
Animals (Livestock permitted) (see animal related rules)
Drugs, drug paraphernalia
Alcohol
Property with disputed titles
Sex for hire or exchange

This list maybe updated periodically with or without notice to you. Please check this list each time you decide to sell an item within the community.

Note: If for a reason an item has been placed for sale in this community that you feel may be suspicious such as stolen merchandise, please notify moderator as soon as possible.

Buying and Currency Exchange (Buyer/Seller disputes)
The community does NOT get involved with any buyer/seller disputes. This community does not provide any currency exchange system at this time.

Employment
We highly encourage local businesses to post their employment opportunities within this community. It is free with few limitations.

You should use considerable caution and discretion when hiring someone from this community. We do NOT guarantee anyone or any work done by any individual posting "work wanted" or "handyman" posts to this community.

We reserve the right to update this terms and rules at ay time with or without notice to you. Please review these rules each and every time you visit this community.

Removing your data and content from this website. If you choose to cancel your account, it is up to you to remove all your comments and data before you leave. While we may assist in this action, we cannot guarantee this or any timeline in removing your content whatsoever.

Virtual Private Network Use (VPN)
While we DO NOT need your address or real name but we do need to make sure you live in Bartlesville or surrounding areas. If you're using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) we ask that you turn off your VPN to register or create your first post, then immediately turn it back on again for the rest of your time on Bart Hub. VPNs are becoming increasingly important and we encourage all Members to use a VPN while accessing any site on the internet. By registering and clicking the "OK" box above, you agree to our VPN request and policy. If you do not agree, please do not register to this community. We hope to "see" you here real soon! Thank you and have a healthy and great day!

Thank you now go have fun!.
 
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Removing your data and content from this website. If you choose to cancel your account, it is up to you to remove all your comments and data before you leave. While we may assist in this action, we cannot guarantee this or any timeline in removing your content whatsoever.

Virtual Private Network Use (VPN)
While we DO NOT need your address or real name but we do need to make sure you live in Bartlesville or surrounding areas. If you're using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) we ask that you turn off your VPN to register or create your first post, then immediately turn it back on again for the rest of your time on Bart Hub. VPNs are becoming increasingly important and we encourage all Members to use a VPN while accessing any site on the internet. By registering and clicking the "OK" box above, you agree to our VPN request and policy. If you do not agree, please do not register to this community. We hope to "see" you here real soon! Thank you and have a healthy and great day!
 
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Terms of Service and Use have been updated to reflect new “Location” rule and conditionals.
 
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