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The Coconut Telegraph’s online mission is to create an historical diary with pictures of what the Florida Keys were talking about on any given day since 2002.

Content

We don’t have reporters. We rely on you to send us content. With your content the world will be able to see what Keys-minded people were talking about on any particular day. We don’t report it, we just record it. We are keeping a public diary of what people were talking about on any day since 2002.

Editing

We reserve the right to edit any post for content.  We open all emails that arrive.
Most insults will be deleted unless they are pertinent. 60-70% of all post contain an insult of some kind. Some posts are all insults and no content, so there is nothing to post.

Censorship

All articles of a negative nature naming names or businesses will have the poster’s email address printed at the end of the post. This will prevent malicious false statements from being made and disturbing the peace. National politics are exempt. If you don’t see your item printed it could be for a variety of reasons, like your message was incomprehensible, pornographic, or a repetitive message you continue to submit. There is no intention to offend our contributors. If you write multiple posts on the same subject we will consolidate the posts or just publish the more relevant one.

Emailing Articles

Don’t email us a whole article, just send us a link to the article if you did not write it yourself. Send us your opinion of that article. That’s what we are looking for. You be the reporter. Tell us what you think.

Signing Your Post

The Coconut Telegraph is not social media so you will remain anonymous. Your name will not be included with your post unless it is written by one of our advertisers or pertinent to the post.

Deadline for Publishing

BigPineKey.com is published every Tuesday & Friday by noon. Emails received after publication will appear in the next scheduled publication.

Disclaimer

TERMS OF USE FOR WEB SITEAll features of our Web site, including the Bulletin Board Service (“Service”), are provided by the Editor of the Coconut Telegraph as a service to the Florida Keys Internet community.  Much of the content of this site is provided by third parties who are not employees or affiliates of the Editor.

Because Deer Ed, as the Editor, does not undertake to screen or edit messages posted by users, we assume no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of information in user messages, and we do not endorse any postings, opinions or recommendations posted by users.  You should exercise discretion and skepticism before relying on information in these postings or messages, since it may be incorrect or misleading.  Users may pretend to be people that they are not.  Your reliance on information posted by other users is solely at your own risk.

The Coconut Telegraph is provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE,” without warranty of any kind.  DEER ED EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

We reserve the right to remove any messages, or to terminate your right to post on the site at any time, without notice. The following actions, among others, may result in removal of messages and/or termination of your right to post on the Coconut Telegraph:

  • Posting messages that include personal attacks, slurs or profanity or that otherwise are intended to harass any other member of the community;
  • Posting material, nonpublic information about companies, without the authorization to do so;
  • Posting third-party copyrighted information in posted messages (if such information is available on the Web, please post a link to such information rather than copying it into messages); and
  • Providing false information or impersonating someone else.

You agree that upon posting information on the service, you grant Deer Ed and its successors and assigns a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual license under your copyrights to use, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from such information in any and all media, without any duty to account to you.

Any questions or comments regarding our editorial policy should be directed to island@bigpinekey.com.  Like our Website, other Websites to which this site may be linked operate under the auspices and at the direction of their owners, who should be contacted directly with questions regarding those sites.

The editor of the Coconut Telegraph assure all users that he has not intentionally included viruses or “Trojan horses” on the site, and that periodic checks the site are made for any viruses, “Trojan horses” or similar programs.  However, as most of the content of this site is provided by third parties who are not employees or affiliates of the Editor and over whom we have little or no control, we cannot offer any assurance that information downloaded from our Web site will not contain viruses, “Trojan horses” or similar programs.  Before commencing any download from our site, you are advised to utilize a virus scanning program to ensure that no viruses, “Trojan horses” or similar programs will be inadvertently embedded into your computer’s hard drive.

Coconut Telegraph and bigpinekey.com are registered domains of the Editor.

These Terms of Use are governed by federal laws and the laws of the State of Florida.

Guest Columnist

We welcome new feature writers. If you have an idea for a regular column please let us know. We are always looking for new ideas. We welcome aspiring writers and you don’t even have to be very good. Our standards are low as long as you’re not mean or dirty-minded. If you’d like to have attribution or a link to your site you can rent a space on the Coconut Telegraph for $19.95 a week (more info at Advertising Information).

Jokes

We’re not crazy about jokes. If we do print them they will only be printed on Fridays. There are many excellent joke sites to visit on the web.

Removing a Post with Your Email Address Attached

If you think your email address was unfairly attached to a post and you’d like it removed; you must tell us exactly where the post is located. (Example: Wednesday January 7, 2006, the tenth line from the bottom. Beginning with “shitty service I received bla bla …”). If you see that it is has not been removed it is because you did not give us enough information to locate it. Please resend your request so we can do you right.

Information You Have

If you have any information about the Keys you’d like to add to our History, Statistics, Business Directory, etc. Please send it in and we’ll added it to the appropriate page.

Links, Photos, Punctuation

Please limit your links and exclamation points to one per post. Do not write in all capitals. It drives the Editor crazy. We welcome anything you can send us like photos, articles, art, cartoons, GIF animation, videos or links to other interesting places. We don’t publish videos as they slow down page loading, so please send us the link to the video instead.

Support Us For Free

If you enjoy BigPineKey.com it would be kind of you to tell businesses that you saw their ads on BigPineKey.com. That really helps us to stay in business. You have no idea how much it helps. Please ask other businesses to advertise with us. Advertising is our only source of revenue. We don’t have anything else to sell.

an faq rotateUpdated Spring 2017