Whatsapp Guidelines

Whatsapp Guidelines

Basic Guidelines when posting on the SPNHW Whatsapp groups:

  • Always keep to the purpose of the group. Don’t share irrelevant messages about other topics.
  • Whilst we understand that crime is a problem in our environment, please note that this is a platform for emergencies and issues pertaining to crime only in our vicinity and immediate surroundings.
  • Please be specific in reporting crime related issues; mention the make of vehicle, registration if possible, location and time, e.g. Red BMW, ND 1234, parked outside xx Ilchester Avenue, 21:50.
  • Do not spam the group. If you would like a group to share memes, adverts or deals with other community members, then set one up for that exact purpose and invite others to join.
  • Do not use the groups as a platform to berate someone else or air grievances. If you have an issue, address it one on one with the relevant person. The use of offensive language will not be tolerated and that individual will be removed from the group.
  • Post your message in one single chunk of text, don’t post every word or sentence in a new message.
  • Do not have one-on-one conversations in the group. Switch to private messages.
  • Kindly make an effort not to post in any group between 21:00 and 07:00 unless it is an all-out emergency.
  • Please don’t send in a hundred “thank you” messages. If you feel gratitude towards someone – tell them in a private message.
  • The SPNHW groups are not a political platform so please refrain from arguing, having heated exchanges and posting fake news. Check your sources before you share.
  • Be mindful when posting large files (images and videos). Is it really relevant to convey your message?
  • Recommend to “Mute” your Whatsapp groups. You will still receive all the messages, but your phone won’t buzz or make a noise for every one of them.
  • Do not post images that may be offensive or disturbing to others.

If you are not sure, ask yourself these three questions before you post:

  1. Is this relevant?
  2. Is this necessary?
  3. Is this a good time to post?

We sincerely hope that these guidelines are useful and urge you to please adhere to these. This will enable the relevant personnel and authorities to act in the quickest possible manner in the event of any reported emergencies.

SPNHW and the admins of this group are not liable for the comments of the group.

Basic Guidelines when posting on the SPNHW Whatsapp groups:

  • Always keep to the purpose of the group. Don’t share irrelevant messages about other topics.
  • Whilst we understand that crime is a problem in our environment, please note that this is a platform for emergencies and issues pertaining to crime only in our vicinity and immediate surroundings.
  • Please be specific in reporting crime related issues; mention the make of vehicle, registration if possible, location and time, e.g. Red BMW, ND 1234, parked outside xx Ilchester Avenue, 21:50.
  • Do not spam the group. If you would like a group to share memes, adverts or deals with other community members, then set one up for that exact purpose and invite others to join.
  • Do not use the groups as a platform to berate someone else or air grievances. If you have an issue, address it one on one with the relevant person. The use of offensive language will not be tolerated and that individual will be removed from the group.
  • Post your message in one single chunk of text, don’t post every word or sentence in a new message.
  • Do not have one-on-one conversations in the group. Switch to private messages.
  • Kindly make an effort not to post in any group between 21:00 and 07:00 unless it is an all-out emergency.
  • Please don’t send in a hundred “thank you” messages. If you feel gratitude towards someone – tell them in a private message.
  • The SPNHW groups are not a political platform so please refrain from arguing, having heated exchanges and posting fake news. Check your sources before you share.
  • Be mindful when posting large files (images and videos). Is it really relevant to convey your message?
  • Recommend to “Mute” your Whatsapp groups. You will still receive all the messages, but your phone won’t buzz or make a noise for every one of them.
  • Do not post images that may be offensive or disturbing to others.

If you are not sure, ask yourself these three questions before you post:

  1. Is this relevant?
  2. Is this necessary?
  3. Is this a good time to post?

We sincerely hope that these guidelines are useful and urge you to please adhere to these. This will enable the relevant personnel and authorities to act in the quickest possible manner in the event of any reported emergencies.

SPNHW and the admins of this group are not liable for the comments of the group.