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The Dog Food Recipes community encourage courteous critiques, polite debate and calm disagreement.

And we welcome thoughtful, respectful criticism.

However, we do not allow flaming, name calling, cyberstalking, trolling or trashing.

And we don’t accommodate people with a subversive agenda.

Nor do we tolerate spammers, scammers or cyberbullies looking to use a conversation to damage or discredit others.

Also, we reject those who are here to disrupt public discussions by whatever rude means possible just because they believe they have the right to make a point.

By participating on this community, you are agreeing to our commenting policy, outlined below.

We reserve the right to delete posts on our page containing any of the following elements:
– profanity
– misinformation
– spam
– off-topic / irrelevant including self-promotional posts not having to do with animals or the organization
– personal attacks (this includes on other commenters)
– promoting violence
– promoting illegal or questionable activities
– circulation of photos which depict animal cruelty. Sharing these photos across the internet does more harm than good because it makes it harder to track down the originator. Often times this is a hoax and is being done for attention.

Multiple Identities

The use of multiple identities or other deceptive tactics designed to mislead or defraud others is strictly forbidden.

So, if we suspect you’re posting fraudulently, be prepared to verify your email address or to confirm your real name by providing your Facebook, Twitter or other established social media identity, and if neccesary, a government issued ID.

Personal Agendas

This website was created to encourage relevant conversation about homemade dog food only.

And while we do allow discussion of commercially made dog food, we do not allow our community to be used as a place to air your personal grievances or complaints about any individual or retail business.

And we do not allow spamming — the repeated posting of the same or similar comments designed to promote (for whatever reason) a specific product or brand.

Thus, we reserve the right to completely remove any thread that mentions a personal name or business name in its topic title and which has been designed to harm the reputation of that individual or company.

We enforce our Topic Title Rule vigorously — but only when we’re aware of violations. Contact our moderator to report infractions.

A Special Warning to Trolls and Other Anti-Socials

Rest assured, the moderators of this community currently maintain a zero tolerance policy for any of the kind of offensive or anti-social behaviors described above.

This includes remarks that are rude, disrespectful, mean-spirited, profane or otherwise lack good manners.

So, if in our sole opinion you are believed to be guilty of any of these unwelcome infractions, you can be absolutely certain your offending comments will be immediately deleted.

And you could be forever banned from posting anywhere on this website.

That’s a promise.

Please Don’t Feed the Trolls

Trolls are the Internet’s version of terrorists. They post their comments with the goal of creating arguments. And to get noticed.

The best way to defeat them is to treat them as invisible.

Please avoid engaging any troll — or mentioning a previous troll by name. Whenever you call attention to a troll, you are only feeding him. And you are making the problem worse.

Since our moderators cannot be present 24 hours a day, please be sure to flag any comment in which a troll is mentioned by name. And we will take immediate action to delete that comment.

A Word to Veterinary Professionals and Company Representatives

In the interest of fairness, those who publicly claim to be veterinary professionals are kindly asked to post using their real names.

Pet food manufacturers, distributors, retailers and representatives may also comment here. However, those with a vested interest in any product must publicly disclose this fact and post using their real names.

While you are here, feel free to answer readers’ questions and to dispense advice about feeding your products.

However, if you have a vested interest in a business, please do not use this website as a means to distribute free samples or coupons, offer discounts or conduct product marketing and/or website promotional activities.

Also, please be advised we cannot protect you or your company from negative comments posted here about your products or your business practices.

Prohibited Business Activities

We do not permit the use of this website to promote undisclosed or inappropriate business interests.

Prohibited activities include posting links to websites that promote puppy mills, controversial products, fraudulent fundraising, blatant or hidden investment schemes or any other questionable business practices deemed deceptive or unethical by the editor.

In addition, we do not allow spam of any kind. This includes the repeated posting of links to any website in which you have a vested interest — and for the apparent purpose of promoting that site.

If we suspect a user is posting here in promotion of any prohibited activity, all comments previously posted by that user will be subject to immediate removal.

An Open Invitation

So go ahead. Leave a comment. And welcome to our community. We’re glad you’re here.