Facebook Forum Rules

This page lists the rules applicable to discussions on our Facebook Group, Page, On-Site forum and all areas where Chef at Large members, readers, contributors, authors and moderators among others gather for the purpose of discussions and conversation. This includes off-line meet-ups too. Please mail CaL Support to inform us of rule violations, IPR issues or anything related to the group you think we should know.

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ActionAllowed?ConditionOutcome /PenaltyPenalty Causation
Post non-food related topicsYesNone
Share photos without recipesYesNone
Post or comment in any languageYesNone
Block a moderator on FBNoNoneYou will be banned from the group without intimation and are welcome to return when you're able to unblock the moderator.Blocking moderators from your FB account hinders them from performing their designated functions.
Message a moderator on FBYesIf urgent help is needed.
Tag a moderatorYesIf you or anyone else needs help.A mod will come over to help at their earliest convenience.
Share a restaurant experience with photos and tagging the restaurant's pageYesIf you aren't associated with the restaurant in any manner, except as a consumer.Your comment/post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted for 24 hours.If you're associated with the restaurant or it's competition and your post is about promoting/abusing it.
Report a postYesIf the post is in violation of a rulePost and/or poster will be deleted/removed depending on the violation.Depends on violation
Report a commentYesIf the comment is in violation of a ruleComment and/or commentator will be deleted/removed depending on the violationDepends on violation
Share links to top level domains, such as www.xyz.comNoNoneYour comment/post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted for 24 hours.Sharing of any top level link; usually used for promotion. Links must point to something specific, like a recipe such as, www.xyz.com/recipe.html
Share links to blogs other than those you own or are associated with.YesNone
Share links to a blog that you own or are associated with.YesBlog should be in the CaL Badge Network White List.Your post will be deleted without intimation.Sharing of own blog that isn't on the white list.
Share links to any random websiteYesNone
Share links to any Facebook post/page/group in a postNoNoneYour post will be deleted without intimation.Sharing of any Facebook link in a post.
Share links to any Facebook post/page/group in a comment.YesIf you've been specifically asked for it in a commentYour comment will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted for 24 hours.Sharing of any Facebook link in a comment without a specific request to do so.
Upload videos that you own or have permission to use, to the groupYesNoneYour post will be deleted without intimation and your account muted.If you upload videos that aren't yours and you do not have permission to use them.
Share links to YouTube videos/channels other than those you own or are associated with.YesNone
Share links to a YouTube video/channel that you own or are associated with.NoNoneYour post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.Sharing of own YouTube video/channel
Share your work/service/product as a professional in that field, regardless of promotional intent. For example, posting pictures of cakes and cupcakes if you accept orders for such products.NoClearance from moderators@chefatlarge.inYour post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.Sharing your work/service/product as a professional in that field, without prior clearance.
Promoting anything, including children, channels, blogs etc. For commercial or social promotions, see next.NoNoneYour post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.Promoting anything. (except commercial or social)
Promote a social or commercial objective after obtaining clearanceYesClearance from moderators@chefatlarge.inYour post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.Promoting commercial or social objectives without prior clearance.
Use a commercial logo/symbol/text as a watermarkNoNoneYour post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.Using a commercial logo as a watermark
Use images/recipes that are your own, or you have permission to use them, or they are licensed for public use.YesNoneYour post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.Using content without credit or sufficient legal rights
Express support for posts/comments that are in violation of the rules by liking or posting a comment to that effect.NoNoneYour post/comment will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.Supporting rule violations encourages others to break the rules and sets an incorrect example.
Post content that is deemed against the spirit of the group.NoNoneYour post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.Posting content that is deemed by the Mods to be against the spirit of the group.
Ask for remedies for non-critical medical issuesYesNoneYour post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.If the issue is deemed critical
Post health related information, facts or opinionsYesAll such comments/posts must be accompanied by a link supporting the post, from one of the following websites:

usda.gov
medlineplus.gov
nih.gov
healthdirect.gov.au
hsph.harvard.edu
https://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx
https://patient.info/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/
http://www.ifbb.org.uk/
Your post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.If the post isn't accompanied by a link from the list.
Post a recipe with health benefitsYesWith pre-approval from moderators@chefatlarge.inYour post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.If the post hasn't been pre-approved
Post Indian current affairs related information/facts/opinionsYesAll such comments/posts must be accompanied by a link supporting the post, from one of the following websites:

Times of India
Indian Express
Hindustan Times
Huffington Post
The Deccan Herald
Your post will be deleted without intimation. Your account will be muted.If the post isn't accompanied by a link from the list.
[GROUP A] Be rude, sexist, abusive, discriminatory, sexually explicit; discuss religion, politics, moderators, moderation, the group's values, the rules; obstruct group activities directly or indirectly; support rule violations through likes or comments; harass moderators by messaging them repeatedly; repeatedly break the rules, ignore or do not act on a moderator's instructions or notification.

[GROUP B] Stalk members, send members sexually explicit messages or continue messaging them after being asked not to do so; falsely claim ownership of content including recipes and images.
NoNoneYou will be banned from the group without intimation.

[GROUP A] violators will be removed initially, and banned on repeat violations. Reinstatement is possible.

[GROUP B] violators will be banned permanently outright.
Any of the mentioned acts
Get support from CaL by writing to moderators@chefatlarge.in or by visiting CaL SupportYesNoneYour email will be answered within 3 working days.
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