As the Play Fest community ever expands it relies on a high degree of organisation and compliance to ensure that it continues to work for everybody. The key thing for the community is that Play Fest is an open, friendly, inviting and fun place to be for everyone. Play Fest has new content each week to cover during each party. These guidelines help us to stay focused on the content that we need to cover. There is also another dynamic in that Play Fest with longer term collective objectives as a community agreed by the community. Keeping to our format really helps the community to achieve a lot more. All this being said, we really love the friendships and banter you bring to Play Fest. It’s this chat that really brings Play Fest alive. There is plenty of room for this during each Play Fest, just get stuck in and as they say a good old chin wag (but more of a typing finger frenzy)!
Guests who join in with Play Fest regularly instinctively know what to expect and follow these guidelines, but when you are new to Play Fest it can be difficult to get your head around what the concept is all about.
We hope these guidelines are helpful. They are not rocket science. They are are designed to help you get started in the Play Fest and give information on how to be courteous within the Play Fest community. We would very much appreciate your co-operation and please do feel free to reply and contribute your ideas to help us make the community even better.
What To Do in Play Fest
- Have banter, form friendships and have lots of fun
- Greet new people who come into Play Fest with open arms
- Participate with the conversation and share your ideas whenever you can to benefit the community
- Be respectful of others opinions even if you don’t agree
- Mummy/Daddy bloggers – Do share your blog, Twitter and Facebook links where they are relevant
- Give us feedback if you are ever extremely or even slightly happy or unhappy about anything to do with Play Fest
- Companies – Do engage in dialogue and conversation with mums during Play Fest.
What Not To Do in Play Fest
- One of the most common mistakes made in Play Fest is by companies who request feedback on products, seek product reviewers on products or link to a website for commercial gain. You wouldn’t burst in on a party and start selling your stuff and direct the flow away from the party. Like any other party, Play Fest does not work if companies come in on the party and start selling their stuff to everybody. This creates confusion in the party and takes us off Play Fest focus. We greatly appreciate it if you would be sensitive to this and do not direct people to your own content for promotional purposes or your own commercial gain within Play Fest. Promotions are managed within Play Fest by @izziwizzi and we will gladly look at your products and make arrangements to channel products within a future Play Fest at a relevant time. Please tweet @izziwizzi for further information on this.
- The only exception we make to this is that @izziwizzi will positively encourage Izziwizzi Kids commercial customers to contribute their content as we are able to organise this in advance of Play Fest and , but this will be by invitation only during the Play Fest to promote a link to a highly relevant piece of content as they are able to verify with us first and we are able to manage this in a controlled way.