This Online Public Participation Policy applies to the MGNV Facebook and Instagram platforms.
The Virginia Tech Principles of Community, the Virginia Cooperative Extension Social Media Policy, and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Social Media Policy guide interactions on these platforms, including encouraging open expression within a climate of civility, sensitivity, and mutual respect.
The following statement of purpose is posted on the MGNV Facebook and Instagram platforms: “To encourage our goal of promoting environmentally sound gardening practices in an inclusive forum, you agree that by joining the conversation, your posts may be moderated for relevance and civility.”
We recognize that social media platforms are 24/7 media. Comments are welcome any time. Best efforts are made to review and respond to comments in a timely manner. However, we cannot guarantee that all questions and comments will be monitored or receive a response.
Public posts, links, and other material in comments that appear on MGNV social media platforms do not necessarily reflect the views of or act as endorsement by Virginia Cooperative Extension or MGNV. Comments may be removed if they are off-topic, defamatory, an unauthorized commercial solicitation, an attack, or if they contain illegal suggestions or use foul language. We reserve the right to terminate access to the page by repeat offenders.