Code of Conduct

SESWA Community - Forum Policy, Rules and 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 participation.  Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact SESWA at seswa@ksanet.net. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violates these rules.

Rules
1. Do not use a forum to promote your product, service or business.
2. Be civil. Personal differences should be handled personally and not through posts displayed to everyone.
3. Do not post any information that you want private. Posts should not contain personal, identifiable information or content embarrassing to others.
4. Do not post content that violates a copyright.
5. Do not post “empty” or useless responses, such as just ”lol” or ”cool.” Only post responses when you have something to contribute.
6. Do not double post (post the same message twice in one thread) or cross post (place the same message across several forums).

Etiquette
1. Search the other posts to see if your topic is already covered.
2. Use a meaningful title for your thread.
3. Stay on topic.
4. Use plain text over HTML if you want your post to be readable by everyone.
5. In order to be understood, use correct spelling, grammar and avoid slang unless you know the word or phrase will be understood by other members.
6. Act in a give and take manner; help others as often as or more than you ask for help.
7. Do not use all caps or SHOUT in your posts. In addition, one exclamation point is enough.
8. Write concisely and do not ramble.
9. Do not use a huge signature, a modest signature is fine, moderators may remove large ones anyway.
10. Watch your sense of humor, posts may be read by people from a variety of backgrounds and ages.

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This site is provided as a service for the members of the SESWA.  SESWA is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by SESWA or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability, accuracy and fitness. In no event shall SESWA be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants SESWA and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers. SESWA does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention SESWA we will take all appropriate action. SESWA reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

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