Community Rules & Etiquette
Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible
experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for
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 great
medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their
experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be
directed to our member services department via the Contact Us link on this site.
Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If
you have questions, contact the member services department. In order to
preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we
reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for
anyone who violate these rules.
- Respect others. Focus on
the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the
benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members; there’s no such thing as
a stupid question.
- Respect the purpose of
the community. Use the community to share successes, challenges,
constructive feedback, questions, and goals instead of products or
services that you provide. If you’ve found a product or service helpful,
please share your experience with the group in a respectful way.
- Use caution when
discussing products. Information posted on the discussion groups and in
the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to
libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
- 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.
- Respect intellectual
property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission
to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.
- When posting items in
our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not
available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any
material if you would like to reuse it.
- Post your message or
documents only to the most appropriate communities. This helps ensure all
messages receive the best response by eliminating "noise."
- Do not forward, copy, or otherwise disseminate information (including the author, subject, or content) contained in a post to anyone outside of the NAN NeuroNetwork community without prior written permission of the author.
Discussion Group Etiquette
- 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.
- 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 in every message.
not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the
group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove
yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to
remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply
change your settings.
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