As a rule we follow the U.S. Army’s Facebook policy and use the U.S. Army’s Facebook rules of engagement as a reference and/or visit the DoD Social Media user agreement at:
In addition to the user agreement the following rules apply:
While Fort Drum Fish & Wildlife Management's official Facebook fan page is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message will be removed:
■ We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization.
■ We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.
■ The Army is prohibited from endorsing or appearing to endorse non-government organizations or individuals. Therefore, as the official Fort Drum Fish & Wildlife Management fan page, postings of a commercial nature, such as sales of goods or services, will be prohibited and removed.
■We do not allow comments suggesting or encouraging illegal activity.
■ You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information provided.
We continue to work on and refine guidelines for use of the various Social Media sites created in the name of Fort Drum Fish & Wildlife Management and our community. This document, like the Social Media itself, is evolving. Online collaboration is changing how all of us work and communicate, and how we engage with each other. Social computing can help build stronger, better relationships. That comes with responsibility. If you participate in Fort Drum Fish & Wildlife Management social media community, please follow these "rules of engagement":
■ Stick to your area of expertise and provide unique, individual perspectives on what's going on at Fort Drum.
■ Post meaningful, respectful comments -- in other words, no spam, and no remarks that are off-topic or offensive.
■ Pause and think before posting. Reply to comments in a timely manner, when a response is appropriate.
■ Respect proprietary information and content, and confidentiality.
■ When disagreeing with others' opinions, keep it appropriate and polite.
■ Be transparent. Your honesty -- or dishonesty -- will be quickly noticed in the social media environment. Use your real name and be clear about your relationship to Fort Drum. Transparency is about your identity and relationship to Fort Drum.
■ Perception is reality. In online social networks, the lines between public and private, personal and professional are blurred. Just by identifying yourself as a Soldier, Employee or Family member affiliated with Fort Drum, you create perceptions about yourself and Fort Drum. These are the perceptions of not just our colleagues, supervisors and commanders, but of our families, friends and the general public. Do us all proud. Be sure that all content associated with you is consistent with your values and professional standards, and those of the Army and Fort Drum.
■ It's a conversation. Talk online like you would talk to real people in person. Don't be afraid to bring in your own personality and say what's on your mind. Consider content that's open-ended and invites response. Encourage comments. Be nice -- remember the Golden Rule.
■ Are you adding value? There are millions of words out there. The best way to get yours read is to write things that people will value. Social communication should be thought-provoking and build a sense of community. If it helps people improve knowledge or skills, solve problems, or understand the Army and Fort Drum Fish & Wildlife Management better, then it's adding value.
■ Your Responsibility: What you write is ultimately your responsibility. Participation in Fort Drum Fish & Wildlife Management's online community is not a right but an opportunity, so please treat it seriously and with respect.
■ Be a Leader. There can be a fine line between healthy debate and incendiary reaction. Do not use Fort Drum Fish & Wildlife Management's social media sites to denigrate organizations or individuals. Frame what you write to invite differing points of view without inflaming others.
■ Some topics slide very easily into sensitive territory. So be careful and considerate. Once your words are out there, you can't get them back. Inflammatory discussions will be removed by site administrators.
■ If it gives you pause, pause. If you're about to publish something that makes you even the least bit uncomfortable, take a minute to review these guidelines and try to figure out what's bothering you. Discuss it with your friends, co-workers, or spouse. Ultimately, what you publish is yours, and so is the responsibility. So be sure.
Finally, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of Fort Drum Fish & Wildlife Management, the U.S. Army or Department of Defense.