Netiquette guidelines

AGSEP welcomes the views and diverse perspectives of its members, and we encourage free discourse on our web site. While we look forward to an open exchange of ideas, we understand that some moderation is necessary. We are going to start with the door wide open, although if we get inundated with unacceptable posts, then first time commenters will require moderator approval. Objectionable posts will be rejected or snipped, and we will do our best to spot them in a timely manner. Repeat offenders will be blocked from posting. If this happens to you and you are prepared to change your ways, send us an email and we can discuss the issues. If your message doesn’t appear on line and you feel that it should not have been rejected, please send us an email as it may have gotten caught in the spam filter.

A real working email address is required for all users, so that we may contact you if needed.

The following behaviors will not be tolerated here:

  1. Comments using offensive words.
  2. Ad hominem attacks, slurs or personal insults.
  3. Snarkiness is not appreciated here; nastiness and excessive rudeness are not allowed.

Remember your posts are public

Always remember that everything you post online can be made public and that both your friends and family can see them. Don’t post anything here you wouldn’t be willing to allow someone else to read. It is best not to say anything you wouldn’t write on a postcard and send through the mail.

Don’t publish other people’s e-mails without their permission or share their personal information

Refrain from personal abuse

It’s okay to disagree with what someone says, but don’t call them names or threaten them with personal violence.