NMCA E-mail Discussion List Policies
To: NMCA Discussion List Members
The primary purpose of the NMCA discussion list is to enhance communication of information between NMCA members. Secondarily it provides opportunity for the members to share information relative to issues and other topics of interest to NMCA members.
The purpose of this policy is to assure a high quality of communication and discussion on the discussion list as well as protecting NMCA and its members from incurring legal liability. The
following rules apply to every discussion list member.
1. Use and participation on the NMCA e-mail discussion list is a privilege granted to members of NMCA, each of whom signifies his/her agreement to the terms of this policy by utilizing the
2. Discussion list members must provide a "signature" that identifies, at the very least their true first and last name. Additional information is optional.
3. Discussion list members shall not post any of the following:
a. Chain letters.
b. Virus alerts, hoaxes, and urban legends. For more information please check the following sites:
c. Promotional materials to solicit business or engage in buying and selling of goods or services, except for materials announcing or soliciting participation in programs, activities or membership
d. Content that may be actionable under antitrust laws. This includes but is not limited to: sharing of fee information, any activities that may be construed as "price fixing," and calls toboycott.
e. Content that is threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful, derogatory against any person based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity or any other identifiable characteristic, or illegal in any way, whether such content is intended to be humorous or not.
f. Content that you do not have a legal right to post.
g. Content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment.
h. Content that detracts from an environment of fair, reasonable, honest discussion.
4. Jokes or other posts which are primarily comprised of humorous content shall include in the subject line some identification of the post as "humor" or "joke" or something similar. In no case
shall a member post any content, whether humorous or otherwise, that is profane, obscene or derogatory to any person or group based on their race, religion, ethnicity or gender.
5. Members who fail to abide by these rules may be removed from the discussion list.
a. The member will receive three warnings from the NMCA. The three warnings shall be aggregate of all warnings for any violation in any category. If the member violates these rules after having received three warnings within three months, the member will be removed from the discussion list for a period of 30 days. At NMCA's discretion, the member may receive additional warnings before being removed from the discussion list if NMCA believes that the member's violations were unintentional.
b. If a member persists after having been removed from the discussion list and re-subscribed, the member may be removed from the discussion list indefinitely.
c. The member may appeal the warnings or the removal by sending an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting an appeal hearing with the NMCA Executive Committee or a committee the Executive Committee appoints. Appeals will be handled via telephone or e-mail, at NMCA's discretion.
d. Decisions by the appeals body are final.
Adopted by the NMCA Board of Directors on December 11, 2004.