Who are you guys anyway?
We’re a group of residents who like the Greater Lafayette area and want a place to talk about how cool we all are. Welcome! Participate.
How do I get on this site?
If you are from the Greater Lafayette area and you and/or your group and/or your business are doing something cool or special in our community, we want to meet you! Please tell us a little about you and what you do by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love submissions.
Do you want to promote an event on Think Lafayette?
You can add an event to our calendar in two ways.
We will automatically post this event and all future events for your organization to the Community Calendar. Note: If you’re already using Facebook to promote events, there is a good chance we’ve already added your organization to the calendar.
If you make a mistake, never fear! You can edit and delete your event after the fact if necessary.
Please ensure this is a PUBLIC event and not just for you and your family. No house parties or private birthdays. If you don’t want a group of total strangers, your ex-boyfriend, and his mama and them showing up at your event, post it privately on another site. This calender is open to the public.
Why is my comment/event not showing on the site?
When comments get filtered into moderation, it’s an automatic process–our system finds something it’s not entirely certain about, and so it’s held in the queue until a moderator comes along and okays it. It is not because we disagree with you or have something against you personally (although we’re amenable to gifts)–it happens automatically. There’s really no point in asking, “Why is my last comment in moderation?” There’s no one around to answer. If there were someone around to answer, we’d have cleared your comment by now.
If you have manually submitted an event to our community calendar, a human being must manually approve it. We do this to make sure we are only promoting public events that are submitted by legitimate organizers. If you are a member of an organization that wants to promote many events or a recurring event, please contact us at thinklafayette at gmail dot com. We can help.
I ordered a ticket and haven’t gotten it yet.
Once we manually approve your purchase, it will be sent to you via the email address you provided during the sale. Thanks for your patience!
I want to sell tickets on your site.
Please send us an email.
Why did the system flag my comment? I’m a nice person!
1. It included words on our naughty list. The system maintains a growing list of offensive words that will send a comment into the moderation queue. This isn’t automatic deletion–but it does require a human being to sit down at a computer and approve it. Fun fact: Swear words aren’t included on that list! We’re (mostly) all grown here and can handle a little spicy language, but we don’t play nicely with homophobic, racist, or sexist language.
2. You’re a first-time commenter. If you’ve never commented on Think Lafayette before, we mod your first comment as a matter of course as a precaution against spam.
3. You’ve been banned or perma-modded. This can happen for a number of reasons. Probably because you were being a jerk and we wanted to keep a better eye on you.
4. It had a lot of links in it. Link-heavy comments look like spam to our system, and sometimes we have to go in and clean them out of the filter.
5. It was supposed to snow today; your name has a silent vowel; L&O:SVU is on; your comment smelled funny. Sometimes, our system flags comments for reasons we can’t quite determine. It’s annoying to us, too, but the system seems to know what it’s doing. Mostly.
Fine! Why did you delete my comment?
Consider us a benevolent dictatorship. We remove comments at our own discretion. We also reserve the right to delete derails and ad hominem attacks. We’re not afraid of controversy, dissent, or disagreement–we love them–but we’re tasked with balancing free and passionate expression with a comfortable community environment. Sometimes it works better than other times. It’s a process.
I love/hate this blog and I’m dying to tell someone about it!
Please let us know what you think at thinklafayette at gmail dot com.