Hill Farms Neighborhood Community

How do I join the Hill Farms Neighborhood Community?

  1. Become a Dues-Paying Member

  2. Use your real name - you're among your neighbors here, and we want to know you!

  3. Submit a request to community.hillfarms.org or the Facebook Group and respond as quickly as you can if we have any questions.

  4. We cross-check your name with the list of paid members, and if you've paid up, then you're in.

Membership Code of Conduct

As a University Hill Farms Neighborhood Association member, you will be able to join and participate in the official Community under the following conditions:

You will DO the following:

  • Respect your neighbors, always

  • Use Chats, Events, Recommendations, Channels, and other Community features as Intended by the Community administration

  • Report and leave enforcement of illegal activity to the proper authorities

  • Handle personal disputes between your immediate neighbors directly

  • After finding something worth more than $100 and posting about it, take it to the Madison Police Station or, if found on school grounds, to that school’s office (Wisconsin Statute 170.08)

  • When reporting content that you find to be offensive, please explain the reason why

You will NOT DO the following:

  • Post private posts from another group that cannot be seen by all members

  • Post potentially false or misleading information that cannot be corroborated with official or known factual sources

  • Post sensational or unnecessarily alarming news stories that upset other members and do not necessarily pertain to the group

  • Flame or insult other members

  • Use of abusive language, including swearing

  • Racism or discrimination in any form

  • Seek to identify a member of the neighborhood or community for the purpose of shaming or harassment for legal activity (Wisconsin Statute 947.0125(2)(f))

  • Threats or advocation of violence, harassment, or intimidation, even as a joke

  • Inappropriate or offensive content, or anything you wouldn’t share at work or with children

  • Post politically motivated messaging or cartoons intended to offend or belittle and undermine discourse

  • Repost the same post more than once in a short period of time (exceptions given for official UHFNA sanctioned events)

  • The sale of goods at a large scale (such as but not limited to Multi-Level Marketing Schemes products/schemes), or events or services with personal commercial interests

  • The sale of dangerous/illegal goods or services

  • Report content that does not break our rules for any reason

  • give something away and then ask for it back

  • Publicly complain about the enforcement of the above group rules

Administration of the Community

  • Administrators will be chosen by the University Hill Farms Neighborhood Association Board

  • Administrators pledge to do the minimum and participate as normal members of the community

  • Posts that violate the above rules:

    • Will be removed at the moderator’s discretion

    • Offenders will be notified of reason for removal and allowed to respond

    • If reversal is justified and offensive portions can be corrected, the moderator may reinstate (if not too much time has passed per application limitations) or allow the post to be reposted

  • Members who do not follow the above guidelines will be subject to the following policies:

    • Repeatedly posting content that is against the rules may result in Post Approval for the member by Group Administrators at a last resort before removing the member

    • Depending on the egregiousness of the offense, members may be muted for a period of 30 days and/or removed from the group entirely

    • A member who has been muted, had post approval turned on, or removed from the community may appeal the decision at the next board meeting