What is Community Board?
The PIRB’s Community Board consists of a platform similar to that of Reddit. Community Board is therefore a social aggregation, web content rating, and discussion application. Registered PIRB Plumbers can submit content to the application such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other community members.
How does the rating/voting system work?
Plumbers can either vote each other’s content such as their links, text posts and images, up or down (up as a means of ‘like’ and down as a means of ‘unlike’).
How do I upload content on Community Board?
- Download and complete the registration on the Plumber’s App (called APP PLUMBER) on Google Playstore.
- Look for the ‘Community Board’ button and open the application.
- Click on the + button below to upload your post
How do I vote?
- Click on the up and down arrow to vote
What type of content am I allowed to upload?
Plumbers will be able to upload any appropriate links, text posts, and images that has to do with the installation and/or discussion of plumbing.
When will the PIRB remove posts that violate the guidelines mentioned above?
The PIRB reserves the right to delete comments or posts that we deem are abusive, inflammatory or otherwise inappropriate. We ask that plumbers treat the community and their fellow participants with respect – even if you disagree with a post or comment. Do not post any content or comments that may be inappropriate, offensive, profane, culturally, racially, gender, or socially insensitive, disruptive, harassing or defamatory.
Removal Of Posts / Banning Of Users Guidelines
Yes, the PIRB will try our best to review every comment or post, and thus we reserve the right to remove any that violate these Guidelines or that, in our sole discretion, we otherwise consider objectionable. We may ban offenders from our communities. As such, we may delete comments or posts that we deem to be:
- Profane, obscene, inappropriate, disruptive or unrelated to the topic and conversation.
- Indecent, sexually explicit or pornographic material of any kind — including masked profanity where symbols, initials, intentional misspellings or other characters are used to suggest profane language.
- Threats; personal attacks; abusive, defamatory, derogatory, ad hominem attacks, or inflammatory language; or stalking or harassment of any individual, entity or organization.
- Impersonating any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresenting an affiliation with a person or entity.
- Discriminatory or containing hateful speech of any kind regarding age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political affiliations, disability or other characteristics.
- False, inaccurate, libelous or otherwise misleading in any way.
- Spam, or content containing or linking to any kind of virus, malware, spyware, or similar program that could cause harm to a user’s computer.
- Repeated or identical posts
- Solicitations or content that promote commercial interests, campaigns, causes or political views.
- Any posts which might constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates local, national or international laws or regulations
- Any posts which might identify matters that are currently the subject of legal proceedings or would break a court’s non-publication order
These Guidelines are subject to revision by the PIRB, and we reserve the right to alter these guidelines at any time without prior notice as we deem necessary.
What do the comments and posting policies entail?
Community participants are responsible for their comments or posts. The opinions, statements and viewpoints expressed by community participants do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the PIRB or constitute an official position of the PIRB.
The PIRB is ultimately not responsible for and does not validate any opinions, assertions or forward-looking statements expressed in any user comments.
We expect conversations to follow the rules of polite discourse and we ask that participants treat each other with respect.
What is the PIRB’s position on spam, links, and online safety?
Your posts should never contain any unauthorized and/or unsolicited advertising, spam, hyperlinks, or content protected by copyright, trademark or other rights. For your online safety, we strongly encourage you to avoid opening any third party-provided hyperlinks posted to our property or the platform you are viewing the post upon unless you trust the source of that post.