NCURA Connect Community Rules & Etiquette

Thank you for your interest in joining our Collaborate Community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a effective medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, please contact Emily Ainsworth at In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate access to this community for anyone who violates these rules.

 The Rules

-Don't challenge or attack others. The discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may. 
-Don't post commercial messages on the discussion lists, or any parts of the site. Commercial messages include Job Announcement postings, Commercial Advertisements and Vender/Exhibitor Advertisements. Contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them.
-Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the lists and in the libraries is available for all to see.
-All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you. 
-Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted. 
-Remember that other participants have the right to reproduce postings to this site unless you specify otherwise. 
-Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate lists or libraries. Do not spam several lists or libraries with the same message.
-All messages must add to the body of knowledge.

Discussion Group Etiquette

-Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location. 
-State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject. 
-Include only the relevant portions of the original message in your reply. Delete any header information, and put your response before the original posting. 
-Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that everyone can benefit from. 
-Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals--not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link to the confirm of every message.
-Do not send administrative messages, such as remove me from the list. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing e-mail addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your settings. 
-Warn other list subscribers of lengthy messages either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says "Long Message." 
The Legal Stuff

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