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How do I sign up?
Note: your comments will appear under your username and you can comment anonymously through a username of your choice.
How do I provide input?
Your input can be submitted using the online options that are relevant to each of the projects that are currently open for consultation.
Note: in order to provide input you need to be signed in.
Why is the City of Nanaimo using an online public engagement platform?
Public engagement usually involves attending an open house, public meeting or providing a letter to Council. Using an online public engagement platform is an effort made by the City of Nanaimo to reach more residents and to give residents an opportunity to provide input on projects and to bring ideas forward.
Why do I need to sign up to this site to provide input?
We ask you to sign up for the online platform because
What happens to my feedback?
Feedback is provided to the project manager to inform the development of projects, programs, plans or strategies. Online feedback is usually used in conjunction with in-person engagement methods such as open houses, public meetings, pop-up events, workshops and other similar activities.
Depending on the project, program, plan or strategy, you feedback may be compiled into a report and presented to Council. All feedback during the engagement process will be considered; however, this does not mean that every suggestion can be adopted as proposed.
Note: All comments you make through Get Involved Nanaimo become public records.
Is my privacy protected?
Your privacy is protected and the City will only use your email address to contact you with updates and to invite you to participate in consultations. Your email address will not be distributed to any third party or used for any other purpose.
Can I use this site anonymously?
Yes, you can use this website anonymously. Even when you register and post comments, your anonymity is protected because you are identified by your chosen screen name.
Who can I contact about Get Involved Nanaimo?
Get Involved Nanaimo is coordinated by the City of Nanaimo’s communications department.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
If you have any project-specific questions, please contact the project manager. Look for contact details under ‘Who’s listening’ on the project page.
This site (Get Involved Nanaimo) is subject to the following moderation rules as per Bang the Table's moderation policy and etiquette guidelines:
The City of Nanaimo encourages all participants to read Bang the Table's moderation policy and etiquette guidelines for additional information.
How is the site moderated?
All discussion forums, guest books and questions and answers are moderated 24 hours a day 7 days a week for inappropriate language, comments that disrespect other participants and for comments that are off topic. Moderators will guide off topic discussions back on track.
All moderation is carried out by Bang the Table for the City of Nanaimo. Moderators do not edit or alter any comments and will only remove comments deemed to be off topic, offensive or malicious, in which case they are removed from the site immediately and the person who posted the comment is advised by email. Please refer to Bang the Table's moderation policy and etiquette guidelines.
What happens if my comment is removed?
If you post something to Get Involved Nanaimo which gets moderated (removed), you will receive a notification via email informing you of the decision. You will be informed as to which of the moderation rules you are in breach of and asked to review and resubmit your contribution.
What if I disagree with a moderation decision?
If you disagree with a moderation decision you are able to get in touch with support by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org (External link). While the final moderation decision lies with Bang the Table's moderators, you may indicate to Bang the Table why you think your contribution should be accepted. In some instances you will be referred to the owner of the website (City of Nanaimo) for a final decision.
Can a website owner remove my comment just because they don’t like it?
All comments moderated by Bang the Table's moderators are done so in accordance with the moderation rules outlined in the moderation policy and etiquette guidelines. The owner of this website (City of Nanaimo) however, reserves the right to request a contribution be moderated if they feel it is in breach of these moderation rules. In this instance, you will receive a notification via email.
Can I report a comment for moderation and will I be anonymous?
If you feel a comment or contribution to Get Involved Nanaimo is in breach of the moderation rules outlined in the moderation policy and etiquette guidelines page, you are within your right to alert Bang the Table's moderators. Simply locate the “alert moderator” link near the comment you believe needs to be escalated to Bang the Table's moderation team. Alerting a moderator will not reveal your identity to the person who posted the comment and you will remain anonymous.
How will I know if I have been blocked from the site?
If you are repeatedly in breach of Bang the Table's moderation rules you may incur sanctions as outlined in the moderation policy and etiquette guidelines. In the instance that you are blocked from the site, you will receive an email notification informing you of your sanctions and the conditions of those sanctions.