VO!CE of the Region

VO!CE of the Region™ has moved.

PLEASE VISIT US ON VOICEOFTHEREGION.COM for polls, discussions, new research studies, and our new rewards program.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

VO!CE of the Region™ is an opt-in online community of Southwestern Pennsylvania residents who voice their opinions on current events.

The VO!CE of the Region community is sponsored by Campos Inc, a leading marketing research and strategy firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. It is not affiliated with any political party, association or organization. Surveys within the VO!CE of the Region community are not statistically significant. Results reflect member opinions only.

Forum protocol and policy: We ask and trust everyone to be considerate and thoughtful in presenting what they have to say and to refrain from name-calling or posting profanity or derogatory comments aimed at fellow members, as it discourages participation.  Members will not post content that is inflammatory about or intolerant of other members, religions, etc. We will post forum protocol reminders as a first step to violators, a direct notification to the member as a second step, and the member will be banned at a third violation. We reserve the right to enforce this protocol at our discretion to keep the boards clear of profanity, name-calling, intolerance and threats.

Feedback and discussion is such an important part of the VO!CE of the Region’s appeal to members and its purpose in serving the outside community by sharing opinions. Please know that we value your input and encourage your participation within the VO!CE of the Region guidelines.

Voiceoftheregion.com is built on an online platform called hoop.la that is very basic and fairly limited as far as functionality. The hoop.la platform's "karma points" and community rank systems are not of a redeemable "value" as the platform capabilities are not dynamic enough to be administered by hoop.la's customers, nor activated in some way to offer a points-trading marketplace for members, and the systems cannot be disabled. Hoop.la's philosophy for building these features in is posted on their business site: "…in lots of communities, the members enjoy the friendly competition aspect, and it encourages participation," similar to the experiences offered by Foursquare and other social applications.

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