Listserv rules and guidelines

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Information sharing for National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) members. Technological level ranges from novice to expert. Increase your knowledge and productivity by joining the NAGW list!

Note: It is not necessary to create a Google Account to send and recieve e-mail from the NAGW ListServ, only to read the web-based archives. If you have questions regarding the signup process, see "How does the signup process work?" in the list FAQ. By joining you agree to the list rules.

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Posting guidelines

  • No completely off topic postings.
  • No politics.
  • Please remember proper etiquette:
    • *snip*, , or ----crop---- replies. This is especially important for the digest
    • Please, no “me too” replies
    • Keep signatures to the minimum size necessary
    • Do not include images or attachments unless absolutely necessary
  • If the volume grows too high, remember there are the following versions:
    • Digest: all messages in one message
    • No mail: read all message on the listserv (forum) itself
    • You'll need a Google Account to change settings
  • Limit signatures to text only. Remove images before sending
  • Watch out for attachments that may have viruses
  • Absolutely no forwarding or copying, in whole or in part, of any messages or postings to others outside the list without the express, written consent of every author of a message included in the forward or copy.

Creating a new topic

When you wish to create a new topic, you need to send a new email to the list directly: Creating a new email will create an entirely new thread with that subject.

Do not reply to another thread and simply change the subject.Replying to an existing thread and changing the subject line will changeall the messages with that topic to the new topic you created.

Sending a new e-mail message to when you want to start a new topic will greatly help those who read the messages online and anyone who browses or searches the archives later on.

Please add to your address book. That way you can find it when you want to start a new topic.

Rules and conditions

The following are the rules and conditions of participation in the National Association of Government Webmasters Inc (NAGW Inc) listserv. By subscribing to or participating in the NAGW listserv, users hereby agree to be bound by and warrant their full compliance with the following terms of participation:

The listserv is a service provided by NAGW Inc. in furtherance of its nonprofit and tax-exempt purposes. This listserv be used only by NAGW Inc. members. The listserv may be used only for the purpose of discussing matters directly affecting local government webmasters. Messages posted to this listserv are the opinions of the individuals posting and should not be construed as official notices/polices unless otherwise stated. In no case shall messages posted to this list be forwarded or copied, in whole or in part, to others outside the list without the express, written consent of every author of a message included in the forward or copy.

NAGW Inc. accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on the listserv by others. NAGW Inc. disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this listserv, whether posted by NAGW Inc. or others; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall NAGW Inc. be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages, or damages of any kind 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 listserv.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal information or material, and do not utilize the website or listserv in any illegal manner.

Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.

Do not use any words, logos or other marks that would infringe upon the trademark, service mark, certification mark, or other intellectual property rights of the owners of such marks without the permission of such owners.

Do not post any confidential information or any information that would infringe upon the proprietary, privacy or personal rights of others.

Do not post any information or other material that constitutes or could reasonably be construed as constituting advertising, marketing, solicitation of business, vending, attempting to sell or promote products or services, or otherwise engaging in or attempting to consummate commercial or professional transactions.

By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that it owns the copyright with respect to such material, has received permission from the copyright owner, and/or that the material is in the public domain. The posting party further warrants and represents that it otherwise has the full and unencumbered right to post such material and that such posting will not infringe any rights or interests of others. In addition, the posting party grants NAGW Inc. and users of this website and listserv a non­exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or material in any manner, without payment to the posting party.

The listserv shall not be utilized in any manner that violates federal or state antitrust laws or other laws prohibiting anticompetitive practices. The antitrust laws generally prohibit any agreement or understanding inconsistent with the right and obligation of competitors to exercise independent business judgment in pricing their products or services, dealing with their customers and suppliers, and selecting the markets in which to compete, among other business practices. No express agreement or understanding is required; one can be inferred from statements or conduct. Do not post any information regarding specific prices or fees charged or paid, and do not post any information concerning prices, pricing practices, discounts, or other terms or conditions of sale either obtained by or offered to another entity. Do not post any information concerning market shares, salaries, costs, sales territories, profit margins, or encouraging the selection or rejection of customers or suppliers.

All postings shall be of an informational nature and for informational purposes only. Commercial use or any other unauthorized use of the communities is prohibited. Do not use this listserv to solicit or conduct business, including the direct or indirect marketing of users’ products or services, in any manner. The listserv may not be used to provide information, materials, products, or services in exchange for compensation of any kind. Specific solicitations for business or offers of business services are prohibited, including solicitations for work or clients and active RFPs/RFIs. (Samples of these items with company names removed are allowed for reference.)

NAGW Inc. does not generally monitor the communities for inappropriate postings, and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting or unauthorized use of the communities is brought to NAGW Inc.’s attention, including but not limited to prohibited posting and usage as outlined herein, NAGW Inc. will take all appropriate action, in its sole discretion. NAGW Inc. reserves the right to terminate, without prior notice, the access of any user who does not abide by these guidelines, and/or to take other disciplinary action against violators.

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