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Rules for MVVG Facebook page

We have one of the most popular local veggie/vegan community Facebook groups in the UK. This is because the MMVG volunteer moderators limit posts to those members want to see.

ALL POSTS ARE MODERATED so those that break the rules get deleted without anybody seeing them. In other words, don't waste your time or ours by trying to break the rules. 

If we allow through everything then the useful posts get quickly buried. This helps nobody and slowly kills the group. 

What can you post? Well, the rules are really simple: you can post about veggie/vegan topics or issues provided it has a link to Greater Manchester or its environs. 

YES!
  • Questions, queries or requests for help relating to vegetarianism and veganism in Greater Manchester (e.g. "Where can I get a vegan tattoo?"). This includes questions from people visiting the area. 
  • Vegan or vegetarian finds in Greater Manchester (e.g. "I found this really great place selling vegan shoes!").
  • Warnings about veggie/vegan issues relating to Greater Manchester (e.g. "I ordered a vegan burger from this cafe but they gave me beef!")
  • Events or causes relating to vegetarianism or veganism AND that are taking place in Greater Manchester or its environs.
  • Ads from businesses* or other concerns directly relating to vegetarianism or veganism in Greater Manchester (but each business should limit itself to one post per week). 
  • The posts of Mancunian bloggers about vegetarianism or veganism in Greater Manchester 
  • General discussion amongst Mancunians interested in vegetarianism or veganism, including recipe sharing.
  • House or flatshare requests or advertisements for veggie/vegan households/communities in the Greater Manchester area. 
  • Job ads for veggie/vegan opportunities in Greater Manchester or its environs. 
  • Selling or giving away veggie/vegan stuff on a casual basis: For example, selling your vegan Doc Martens because you no longer need them. However, moderators will use their discretion.
  • Missing pet notices for the Greater Manchester area.
NOPE!
  • Useless posts like "Hi" or "Good morning". We love people being friendly! But empty posts like this clog up our busy Facebook feed. 
  • Hate speech including posts that labour gender/racial stereotypes
  • TV researchers looking for participants
  • National/international events, causes or businesses (including cafes/restaurants).
  • General issues/events/news relating to Greater Manchester. 
  • Global/national environmental issues
  • Unrelated religious posts (even if supposedly "veggie/vegan friendly", such as Buddhism)
  • Pictures, videos or descriptions of animal abuse, cruelty, suffering or gore
  • Unrelated blog posts/YouTube channels
  • Menus or photos showing meat products. Seriously, we're a veggie/vegan group – many of our members find that disgusting.
  • Franchise resellers such as Tropic or Arbonne.  
  • Pet rehoming or giveaways. Our advice is always to approach sanctuaries or rescue centres for rehoming/finding new pets. They evaluate the individuals for the best outcome for the animal. 
  • Posts advocating illegal actions, including certain kinds of direct action. 
  • Events that are local to a city or town that's just too far away from Greater Manchester—areas within a reasonable travelling distance are typically OK, like Liverpool, Sheffield, Chester etc. but not London, Brighton, Edinburgh etc.

* Our stance on business or commercial interests
We're really keen to help businesses that actively promote and support vegetarianism or veganism in Greater Manchester or its environs. Examples include cafes, restaurants, food or cosmetic manufacturers, fitness coaches, beauticians and more. 

YOUR POST MUST TELL US WHERE YOU ARE or it will be deleted! Don't just post something like, "I offer a vegan nail service!" Instead, post something like, "I offer a vegan nail service across south Manchester". This can cause problems if you robo-post using something like Hootsuite to bulk post the same content across FB, Instagram, Twitter etc. Our advice: Don't do that! Take a few minutes and make your post personal. It will work better for you in the long run in any event. 
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