Community Guidelines

Alaska Handbook is a community of all ages, from all over the world. Make sure your posts, reviews, and comments are positive, respectful, and friendly. We need everyone’s help to keep Alaska Handbook a friendly and fun online community where people with different backgrounds, cultures, and interests feel welcome. Alaska Handbook welcomes people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Violators of these guidelines may face consequences, such as the suspension or deletion of their accounts. This list of community guidelines covers common issues that may occur on a site like this. However, Alaska Handbook reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of additional site activities not listed below.

Be respectful. When sharing information or posting comments, remember that people of many different ages and backgrounds may see what you’ve shared. Work to keep the tone civil. Disrespect and drama between users will not be tolerated. Be nice!

Be constructive. When commenting on other users’ contributions, offer suggestions.

Make relevant comments and reviews. Make sure that your contributions are appropriate and relevant. This site is not the place for political rants, threats, and comments that are not related to the general topics that this site focuses on. In general, you should avoid being divisive and play nice.

Respect privacy. Respect other people’s privacy. Avoid posting close-up images or videos of people who don’t have your permission to post their image. In general, make sure you have the right to post content. You alone are responsible for the consequences of violating copyrights.

Avoid conflicts of interest. If you manage a business listed on Alaska Handbook, your contributions to Alaska Handbook should be objective and unbiased. For example, you shouldn’t write reviews on your own business or your competitors’ businesses. Basically, don’t try to game the system. Violators may have their accounts terminated and their business listing removed.

Share. You are free to update basic information on unclaimed listings. If you use a source for your information, be sure to give credit to the source, both for legal reasons and to show basic respect to the source.

Protect personal info. Be cautious about sharing personal contact info with strangers through online communication – such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses.

Be honest. Don’t try to impersonate others, spread rumors, or otherwise try to trick the community.

Help keep the site friendly. If you think a comment is mean, insulting, too violent, or otherwise inappropriate, you can report the comment or the user using buttons available throughout the site. If you are unable to do so, you can use the Contact Us page to let us know what’s going on.

Messaging. Alaska Handbook has an integrated messaging feature available to users. Please don’t use this to harass other users or send inappropriate content. 

In general, don’t post promotional content. You shouldn’t post promotional material in a review or other comment space. Promotional content related to an approved business listing can go in the Description area for the approved business listing. In addition, if you have an approved business listing, promotional content can go in an individual post from your business social account on Alaska Handbook. However, you must always respect other users by not spamming, being pushy, or generally annoying. Promotional content that annoys users can be flagged and reported. Admin reserves the right to delete content, issue warnings, and delete users. Promotional content should be directly related to the approved business listing. Promotional content should be posted by Alaskans for Alaskans (and Alaska visitors). Personal accounts have no right to add promotional content anywhere on the site.