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    • February 9, 2012 6:23 AM CST
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      1. Play nice; This is a clean, kind, friendly board. It

      will be kept that way.

      This does not mean no disagreements and no passion. It

      just means that others will be addressed with respect

      no matter how strongly one disagrees.

      2. Please don't post in all-caps. This is very

      difficult to read, and on the internet is considered

      "shouting", very rude.

      3. Nonsponsor commercial (selling ANYthing) websites

      are not to be posted here. However, if you have no

      affiliation with the company, you may post company

      names, snail mail contact info, and telephone numbers.

      The Groomers Lounge is made possible through the

      support of our valued sponsors. Our sponsors help to

      pay for the computer space, software and other costs of

      this board, which are substantial. Our current sponsors

      can be found on our main page - or .

      Out of respect for our sponsors, links to ANY non

      sponsor commercial websites are prohibited. If they

      sell something, anything, even if it's not grooming

      related, please do not post the link.

      Advertising of any kind is ONLY allowed by the sponsors

      of the Groomers Lounge. If you are not a sponsor and

      you sell or repair grooming supplies, equipment, and/or

      products please make sure your contact information is

      not in your profile.

      Please do not put contact information in any message,

      in your signature or visible in your profile.

      If you are not a sponsor and you sell any kind of

      products, please follow the above guidelines.

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      There are exceptions: publications and seminars, which

      have their own bulletin board; breed sites with helpful

      grooming information, websites of potential employers

      in Help Wanted ads, and short-term sharing of grooming

      websites, in Website Critiques, for peer critiques.

      Anything else commercial will be removed.

      Groomers who wish to advertise their business can do so

      inexpensively in the Groomers Directory. Your support

      of this site will help to build our community, and

      bring you some business.


      4. Sales posts, other than the salons, vans, and USED

      grooming items listed in Groomer Swap & Shop, will not

      be permitted, nor any reference to products or services

      by posters. If a poster with a business on the side

      wishes to reach the large Groomers Lounge marketplace,

      there is inexpensive paid advertising available in the

      Groomer Sidelines bulletin board.


      5. This website does not wish to be so much as

      questioned about the Sherman Act, which prohibits

      anything that looks like price-fixing. Therefore price

      discussions will be limited, and directed toward

      discussion of how one sets prices, and how they impact

      the industry, rather than direct comparisons.


      6. "Grooming/Groomer/Pet-related" topics can vary

      widely, but at some point some things are not even

      vaguely on topic, and do not belong on the board. There

      is more leeway on some things than on others. Religion

      and politics are especially not acceptable discussion

      items; and even some "dog" topics such as breeding can

      flare very unpleasantly, so will be monitored and

      quashed if needed.


      7. While rescue is very important to many of us, we

      cannot manage a rescue board. Occasional postings of

      available rescue standard poodles will be permitted,

      and notices of mass rescues are welcome. Any other

      rescue information should go through your breed rescue,

      local shelters, or


      8. The GL is not to be used in any manner to promote

      pet sales. Information about puppies, kittens, etc., or

      pictures of them, must be limited to animals that are

      not available for placement, and this must be so stated

      in the posting.



      9. Anyone found collecting email addresses from this

      board and using them to solicit customers will be


      10. Copyright material: Copying and posting private

      emails, articles on other web pages, or portions of

      magazines or books is a violation of the author's

      copyright. DO NOT DO IT. No reproduction of any content

      from the Groomers Lounge website and/or Bulletin board

      is allowed without the express written permission of

      the GL and/or the original poster.

      You may post links to news articles.


      11. Signatures and Profile: Please remember links to

      non sponsor websites are not allowed in profiles or

      signatures. The exception being a link to your personal

      grooming salon. If you also offer sharpening, dental

      care products, are a product rep etc, please do not

      list the link or your contact information in your

      profile or signature.


      12. If you are unsure if something can or should be

      posted, ASK FIRST. If you start your post with "I don't

      know if this is allowed" please don't post it.

      Instead, contact Barb at progroom @ for



      13. Private messaging and chat discussions will also

      follow rule number 1. Anyone sending offensive, vulgar,

      disrespectful, or rude messages will get one warning.

      Should it occur again, the user will be banned.


      14. Posting of pornography is strictly forbidden.

      15. Learn, teach, share, laugh, weep, and enjoy!