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BPN does not accept advertising. Please read
our policy on Advertising and Self-Promotion
for more information.
In the interest of keeping the newsletters useful to parents, easy to read, and free of
advertising, we ask that subscribers not repeatedly post information about the same
business, service, organization, school, or institution. This includes local businesses
childcare and school openings, household services,
classes and tutoring, events, groups, therapy and medical services, and the like.
Repeated postings make the newsletters too long, reduce the value of
other postings, and increase work for the volunteers.
If you didn't
receive the response you were expecting from your first posting, it is best
to explore other avenues
rather than repeating your post to the same audience.
The policy about repeat postings:
See below for additional information
about repeated postings in specific newsletters.
- One posting per newsletter about the same business,
service, program, class, or event
- A maximum of 3 postings in 3 months about the same business,
service, provider, program, class, or event.
No, we cannot automatically repeat your posting for you. You will
need to post again if you want it to appear again. However, please read
the policy above about Repeated Postings before
you post again. There is a limit on repeated postings in order to keep
the newsletters interesting and readable for subscribers.
Here are some suggestions for other resources to use besides BPN.
Other places for childcare, preschools, schools postings
Other places to publicize your business or event
Currently BPN is receiving 2-3 times more "childcare available" postings
than "parents looking for childcare". While we support the
efforts of nannies and daycares to make a living, our primary mission is to
support parents in a not-for-profit context.
Therefore we can't accept postings week after week from the
same daycares and nannies.
These policies are intended to improve the usefulness of the Childcare newsletter
for parents. If you have not gotten a good response to your posting, try some
of the suggestions on the Posting Tips
page or try Other Resources besides BPN.
- Postings from parents: no limit on posting frequency
This includes parents
looking for a nanny or daycare, parents offering a share, parents recommending
their nanny or daycare.
- Postings from daycares and nannies: 3 times in 3 months
This means that if you are a nanny or if you have openings in your daycare program, you
may post to three consecutive Childcare newsletters, but after that
you must wait two months before posting again. Or, you can spread
out your postings over three months, posting once per month for example.
(Recommendations, Advice, Schools & Preschools, and Parents of Teens)
- One "wanted" posting per newsletter per subscriber, please.
We are currently receiving hundreds of new questions each week, and
we want to give everyone a chance to have their question appear in as short
a list of questions as possible. Questions receive more and
better responses when there is a shorter list of questions.
Please do not post the same question more than once.
Many questions posted to BPN do not receive any responses.
If you didn't get the response you
were hoping for, try a different venue such as Yelp.
It is very unlikely that you will receive new responses
to the same question because your question is going out to the same audience as last time.
See How to compose a question that will get responses
- We cannot accept "follow-up" questions from the subscriber who posted
the original question. Again, we want to give everyone a chance to have their
question appear in as short a list as possible.
- You may respond to as many questions as you like, but please
don't post multiple responses that have the same wording.
- If you are recommending your own business
in your response, or a friend's or relative's,
you must follow the policy above about
Promotional announcements and recommendations:
only one per newsletter, and not more than 3 times in 3 months.
Marketplace should not be used as a way to make extra money. It is
intended as a convenient way for BPN members to trade, sell, give away,
and buy the occasional household item from others members. Therefore:
Craigslist or Freecycle
are the best places to post if you need sell or give away
items more than 3 times in a month.
- One posting per newsletter per subscriber
- Maximum of one posting per month for the same item from the same subscriber
- Maximum of three postings per month for all items from the same subscriber
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