Fraudulent activity is not tolerated

Our first scheduled forum audit (performed February 7, 2014) revealed a significant amount of fraudulent activity: single users entering multiple and/or fake e-mail addresses to increase vote counts and thus strongly misrepresent popular opinion. 

As per our Terms of Service, this fraudulent activity is not tolerated. All related ideas, votes and comments have been automatically removed from this forum; e-mail addresses and/or IP addresses have been blocked from further access to forum discussion. If you have been blocked and you feel this has been done in error, please email socialmedia@barrie.ca from the email address under which you registered. The associated account, and all related activity, will be reviewed. 

This forum is meant to serve as a democratic tool for Barrie residents to fairly have their say, and to be a reflection of popular opinion. While it's not possible to 100% authenticate each user, we will strive to maintain the integrity of the site and protect it from ill-intended use.

That being said, we want to make it as easy as possible for residents to have their say and will therefore continue using the honour system for e-mail address registration. By providing your e-mail address and  modifying your account settings, you'll be notified when others comment on your idea and when there are any updates to idea status. Your e-mail address will not be collected or used for any other purpose outside of notifications about ideas in which you’ve expressed interest.

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