Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Pot Luck -#SocialMedia – The Importance of Rules and Regulations and Why We Should Follow Them by Patty L. Fletcher

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1000 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine. The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics.

In this series I will be sharing posts from the last six months of 2020

It is an opportunity to showcase your writing skill to my readers and also to share on my social media. Which combined is around the 46,000 mark. If you are an author your books will be mentioned too, along with their buy links and your other social media contacts. Head over to find out how to participate: Posts from Your Archives 2021

This is the second post from Patty Fletcher and is a reminder to us all to participate in social media groups in line with the guidelines set out, which should be overseen by the administrators (I am one and took this to heart)

#SocialMedia – The Importance of Rules and Regulations and Why We Should Follow Them by Patty L. Fletcher

Today, I am going to be talking about a subject I’m finding people suddenly seem to have no real regard for.

I’m especially finding it to be the case in Email groups and across ‘Social Media’ platforms.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that there are times when ‘Rules and Regulations’ can and even should be ignored. That adage of “Rules were meant to be broken” is sometimes true, but I must say it is to my mind very seldom when it is appropriate.

Most times, there are excellent reasons for ‘Rules and Regulations’ and to me it is a sign of great disrespect when people go out of their way to disobey.

Take for example a group.

Many times, groups have ‘Rules and Regulations’ on topics. On when and where things can be posted. Normally, either in the ‘Announcement’ section on Facebook groups, or in the ‘Rules and Regulations’ or “Group Description” section online in an email group the group owner or moderator will post what is and what is not acceptable, yet these days it seems to me that people are throwing such things to the wind and posting whenever, wherever and whatever they wish.

What’s worse, is that I don’t see group leaders doing a blasted thing about it.

I know that within our own government we seem to have thrown all ‘Rules and Regulations’ to the winds, but must we as members of society do this too? Does it not seem to you that now more than ever before we ought to be working toward restoring order rather than creating chaos?

I’m not perfect at it but I try as much as is possible to follow ‘Rules and Regulations’ on groups and if I’m not sure, I will write the group owner or moderator privately and ask.

Personally, I find it a much more relaxing time if I know what is expected of me if I am joining a group.

I urge you, during this new time of Email and Online groups we find ourselves in find out what the ‘Rules and Regulations’ are and try to follow them.

Also, to you group owners and moderators, step up to the plate. Don’t be afraid to speak up and say, “Hey! Follow the ‘Rules and Regulations’ please.”

Show some respect for not only your group leaders, but the others in the group and for yourself as well.

For now, this is Patty who is feeling a bit annoyed with people who seem to be going out of their way to throw ‘Rules and Regulations’ to the wind saying…

Be respectful.

May Harmony find You and Blessed Be.

©Patty Fletcher 2020

Books by Patty Fletcher

About Patty Fletcher

I’m a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom I am enormously proud. I have a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April, 2011 through September, 2020 I owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020 King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. It is my hope to one day return to The Seeing Eye® for a successor guide.

About my blindness

I was born one and a half months premature. My blindness was caused by my being given too much oxygen in the incubator. I was partially sighted until 1991, at which time I lost my sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. I used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. Discover more on Patty’s World

Read the reviews and buy the booksAmazon US And : Amazon UK – blog: Patty’s WorldTwitter: @Bubbalee04


Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will head over to read more posts on Patty’s blog.. Thanks Sally.



43 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Pot Luck -#SocialMedia – The Importance of Rules and Regulations and Why We Should Follow Them by Patty L. Fletcher

    • Thanks Jan. as an admin for Diva I deal with joining requests from people who belong to 500 groups or more but only have pictures of themselves on their own pages… there is no way you can keep up and participate in 500 or more groups.. one guy yesterday was a member of thousands. There is no way they are going to be a helpful community member. So admins for groups need to vet carefully… and put a reminder up from time to time about what is appropriate…hugsx


      • Hi again Sally and Jan.

        First, to Jan, thanks for reading and commenting. Much appreciated.

        Next, you would not believe some of the ridiculousness I see come across for membership requests.

        I am just this week taking training for list moderator for the American council of the Blind because they’re in need of help with a new conversation group they’re beginning and one thing I hope to make very clear to them is that they must make sure these people joining are on the up and up. I deny several requests each month from joining my groups because I’ve learned the hard way what chaos can ensue by not doing so.

        Not everyone has the best interest of others at heart and in fact, sadly some are out to do nothing but sew Discordia.

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  1. Excellent post! I moderate one Facebook group, which has recently become a problem as too many political posts were starting to seep into what should be a nonpolitical group (Supporters of Teachers). Someone asked me to remove another poster’s comments. Instead, I wrote a reminder of what the group’s intentions are. So far, things have been much better.

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    • Hello Pete and All!

      Happy Tuesday!

      Pete, you might save this post and next time your group members get wonky, share it with them.

      I’m going to share this today, in several groups I belong to and those I manage.

      Yesterday evening, I realized I have four groups of my own and moderate two not one on Facebook. I’d forgotten about the most recent group I was asked to assist with and so have gone and made certain all my notifications are set correctly.

      Earlier Sally, brought up a good point about not possibly being able to pay correct attention to tons of groups, so I have decided that I am going to go through the list of all the groups I’ve joined over the years and leave those which no longer interest me that I’m no longer participating in.

      I believe another form of respect to groups, their members and owners is to participate at least some of the time and to become a lurker is to my mind disrespectful.

      Thanks for reading and commenting on my post.

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