Forum Rules of Use

The goal of the Lake Community Forum is to provide a neutral, non-threatening place to connect with neighbors and share our collective wisdom. Everyone with an interest in seeing the Lake Community thrive is welcome to contribute.

The goals of Community Forum are:

  • To build Community.
  • To encourage dialogue and the sharing of knowledge and experience among area residents.
  • To provide a billboard for area events.
  • To open discussion about the joy of living on the lake.

By taking part in this forum, you accept the full rules of the forum.

Highlighted rules:

  • Be civil. (Remember that the purpose of the forum generally is to encourage discussion.)
  • No attacks or threats.
  • Avoid false rumors.
  • Follow forum rules
  • Encourage active participation
  • Maintain respectful tone of discussion

Rules Summary

  1. Real Names Required: Register and post with your real name and community affiliation.
  2. Be Civil: No name-calling. Respect is a cornerstone of a productive forum.
  3. No Personal Attacks: Help keep our forum fun, welcoming and safe for all viewers.
  4. Private Stays Private: Don't forward private communication without permission.
  5. Avoid Unsubstantiated Rumors: You alone are responsible for what you post. Rumors or hearsay posted from your account will be attributed to you, not to the person(s) from whom you heard the information.
  6. Items Not Allowed in Forums: No profanity, chain letters, unsolicited commercial advertising, no inappropriate links and no unsolicited advice.
  7. Public Content and Use: You are sharing your content with your lake community. Understand that anything shared in the forums is public to all members of the lake community and, as such, may become widely known.
  8. Warnings and Suspensions: If a user’s behavior in the forums becomes problematic, the user may receive informal or official warnings. With a second warning, the users’ access to the forum may be suspended.

Forum Participation Rules

  1. Posts are made Using Your Real Name
    All forum posts must be identified with your real name, and city and/or neighborhood by accurately filling out your user profile. You are forbidden from directly posting with a pseudonym, anonymously, or using another person's identity. If you use a false identity you will be banned from participation on all forums.
  2. Be Civil
    No name calling, insults, personal one-on-one arguments, or strongly inflamed speech. This applies to all participants.
  3. No Personal Attacks or Threats
    Personal attacks or threats against participants are not allowed.
  4. Avoid Unsubstantiated Rumors, Respect Privacy.
    Rumors of a personal nature are prohibited as are disclosures of personal information about other participants related or unrelated to the topic being discussed (e.g., personal health or finances, relationship status, unlisted telephone numbers, etc.). Your posts must be accurate based on your full knowledge and never intentionally false. You must correct your previous expressions of "known" information via the forum that you later find it to be false or substantially incorrect. You and you alone are liable for the content that you post. The Lake Association is not responsible or liable for the content posted by others.
  5. Items Not Allowed in Forums
    Profanity, pornographic content, chain letters, unsolicited commercial advertising, inappropriate links and unsolicited advice are prohibited under all circumstances.
  6. Public Content and Use, Creative Commons with Attribution
    The Lake Forum encourages public and open use of the content generated through community exchange online. By using the forum, you acknowledge that anything you post will be accessible to all members of the lake community.
  7. Warnings and Suspensions: You may receive informal or official warnings. With your second warning, you may be suspended from the forum.

News & Events 6/23/2017

Paint & Sip Party!

Join us in a Paint & Sip Party, Saturday 8 July from 7-9 PM in the Clubhouse. This two-hour painting party is BYOB, and you will paint a Yankee Lake scene guided by Shawn Dell Joyce, an artist from the Wallkill School of Art. All materials and supplies will be provided. You must pre-register to participate! Cost is $30/person. Capacity is limited! Please register online at or call Liam or Regina at (845) 457-2787.

Sponsor a Clubhouse Window!

The YLPA is replacing windows in the “Roller Rink” area of the Clubhouse. You can help defray the costs by sponsoring a window. Sponsorships are $500 per window, and covers purchase and installation. A plaque will be placed under each sponsored window with a message up to 150 characters. Please click this link to download the order form. Submit your form and payment early before we run out of windows!

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Local News 3/14/2017

Spiders Eat 400-800 Million Tons of Prey Every Year

It has long been suspected that spiders are one of the most important groups of predators of insects. Zoologists at the University of Basel and Lund University in Sweden have now shown just how true this is – spiders kill astronomical numbers o...

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