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Toon Guidelines

The following posting guidelines are in place to ensure the groups run smoothly for the benefit of everyone. Please be familiar with them *before* posting, as messages that don't comply will be returned to you for amending, or may be deleted.


All items posted must be free, legal and appropriate for all ages

  1. No swaps, bartering, borrowing, sales or trading
  2. No mention of payment, postage or delivery charges in posts
  3. No street/backlane/skip sightings
  4. No WANTEDs for copyright material on electronic media; OFFERs must declare 'original'
  5. No posts for tickets, vouchers, coupons, etc.
  6. No posts for animals or humans; only specific, tangible items
  7. No references to charities, voluntary organisations, hardships, etc.

Respect our posting etiquette

  1. First post should be an OFFER
  2. Format subject line correctly (e.g. OFFER/TAKEN: item 'your location')
  3. No chat posts, corrections, or follow-ups other than TAKEN/RECEIVED
  4. Do not type in all-capitals or text-speak
  5. Use ONE consistent location in ALL posts – the area where you live, irrespective of group
  6. Combine OFFERs into one post, WANTEDs in another
  7. Avoid 'wishlists'
  8. Do not choose 'no email' or 'web only' email delivery options
  9. No offensive or multiple IDs/memberships
  10. Don't let anyone else use your account

Support your 'home' group

  1. Make initial use of your nearest group, followed by nearest neighbouring group
  2. Do not post the same message to more than one group within 48-hours
  3. Do not repost a WANTED within a month, OFFER within a week, or delete posts

Respect other members and Mods

  1. No contacting members for any reason other than in direct response to their post
  2. No personal information or non-registered email addresses, tel. numbers, etc. in group posts
  3. No forwarding messages to non-members
  4. Declare any intention of reselling
  5. Check for a TAKEN/RECEIVED post *before* contacting a member
  6. Never use an auto-responder on an email list
  7. Be polite and respectful, meet when arranged or inform if you become unavailable
  8. Try to adopt a 'Fair Offer Policy'

Above all, please remember that Freegle is a 'no strings attached' recycle gifting scheme open to anyone regardless of health, wealth and social standing; it is a place to pass on still-usable items which may otherwise end up in landfill.

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