We put this message up when there’s some brilliant learning that’s gone on but we’re repeating ourselves. So we’re going to turn the comments off and encourage you to read through.
Facebook is a hard platform and the community is wonderful but we do have to have some boundaries around how much time we can offer moderation.
If we have muted you, this can be distressing as it may feel like your voice has been taken away. Please know if we do this, it’s not done lightly and we will go through every comment carefully. It’s not unusual for us to change some moderation practices based on what our members, particularly our activist members, say.
You may also hate the fact you’re getting something pre-written. Which is fair as well. But most of us are volunteers and all of us have clinical commitments or other jobs. We know that if we write something on the fly and under pressure, it’s just a reflection of the stress we’re feeling. This is our best thinking on moderation so we hope it explains.
Real responses and changes take time to implement. Today we’re all used to Facebook on tap meaning instant reactions and solutions but we’ve found our 26 member strong admin team need several meetings and periods of internal reflection, reading and problem solving to get to new ways of thinking.
Please do not message the mods via PM questioning our moderation. If you message our mods with anything abusive we will follow Facebook’s reporting policy and block your account from our community.
If we’ve muted you because of our policy on diversity and inclusion, you may find the following resources helpful in developing your allyship: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yth9Yl4paAFkCJKONoMrFYz2hV5TrE2_1nBYS5XEcmg/edit?fbclid=IwAR0pHls18Vk9eSmTK4xd7vODt-4Hiw9fVwDbvzB0OTCeJCk0jE1sZ4p6pO8
Please review our rules so when you’re in the community again we can listen to what you have to say.
With our warmest wishes and much respect to you and yours,
Thank you for being here, being part of the midwifery world and taking part!