SITE RULES AND FAQs

We ask that you kindly follow the following rules to help us keep The Arts Society Connected a safe and welcoming space.

Please be aware that all comments published on the forum can be viewed by everyone as this is a public site.

Please do not use or share any profanities or offensive material. We have a zero tolerance policy on posts that include, defend or dismiss hate speech, racism, homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, sexism and anything else that could be considered offensive. 

Advertising products or spam comments will equally not be tolerated. 

For your own and others' personal safety please do not reveal any personal contact details. This includes but is not limited to your full name, email address, postcodes, home address, phone numbers or personal social media accounts.

As a user we please ask any contributions and materials you provide or upload do not infringe UK copyright. 

Please also be careful of any external links shared by other users as The Arts Society is not responsible for the content of external sites. 

If a topic is already being discussed please contribute to the current conversation rather than creating a new one, this will help make the site both easier to navigate and useful by keeping all connected information in one place. To help this some topics and posts will be moved into Archive.

Please be mindful that you do not flood the forum with multiple comments on the same topic to allow every user the chance to be heard.

This site is reactively moderated and we ask that forum users notify us of any inappropriate posts or external links by emailing enquiries@theartssociety.org

No offensive content
No spreading of any copyrighted material
Admin decisions are final
No spamming or advertising

FAQS

Why do I need to create an account to comment on the forum?


This allows a more welcoming conversation, otherwise the forums would be just a series of anonymous comments. By providing an email address you also receive notifications to help you keep up to date with interactions such as likes comments and follows.




How do I turn off notifications?


Click on your profile in the far right-hand corner of your screen and then select ‘Settings’ from the list below your profile picture. You can then edit which notifications you wish to receive by using the sliding blue button (by default you will receive notifications for every interaction).




How do I subscribe or unsubscribe to follow blog posts?


Click on your profile in the far right-hand corner of your screen and then select ‘Settings’ from the list below your profile picture. You can then the blue rectangle ‘Subscribe’ button or the white rectangle ‘Unsubscribe’ button.




Is my email address safe?


The email address which you provide on registration will not be disclosed to third parties and will be held securely.




Is my name and profile picture visible to the public?


If you choose to interact with this site your name and profile image are made public and are viewable to both other forum users and the general public.




How do I make my account private again?


Click on your profile in the far right-hand corner of your screen and then the three vertical dots next to the circle image of your profile picture. By making your account private other members will no longer see your public profile, you won’t be able to follow members and you won’t be able to like or comment on posts.




How do I update my account details?


Click on your profile in the far right-hand corner of your screen and then select ‘Account’ to update details like your email address.




Are there any tutorials to help me navigate the site?


Yes! Our Training Microsite is constantly being updated.

Here are some direct links you may find useful:

Connected: An Overview

Connected: Setting up a Profile & Logging in

Connected: Managing Notifications