Posting Guidelines / Terms of Service
By participating, registering and/or visiting The
Groomers Lounge you agree to the following user
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 - www.groomers.net 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.
Would you like to become a sponsor? Please visit
http:www.groomers.net/web_ads.html or email progroom @
sbcglobal.net for more information.
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 Petfinder.com.
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 @ sbcglobal.net 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!
If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.