The following are the Network Guidelines of participation in the Right Question Institute’s Educator Network Discussion Forums. This Discussion Forum is a service provided by the Right Question Institute (“RQI”) in furtherance of its nonprofit and tax-exempt purposes. This Discussion Forum may be used only by members of the RQI Educator Network and only for the purpose of discussing matters related to or arising out of the use of RQI’s educational resources and materials. By subscribing to and participating in this Discussion Forum, users hereby agree to be bound by and warrant their full compliance with the following terms of participation:
We’ve created a few simple rules in order to maintain an atmosphere that encourages discussion, exchange and mutual respect, where everyone feels comfortable.
Please maintain respect and civility. Don’t create offensive, vulgar, obscene, threatening, abusive or excessively profane posts. Do not instigate, engage in, or make posts that are inflammatory just to get people riled up. If you insult someone “jokingly”, be prepared to have it not interpreted that way by the Moderators. A good general rule: “criticize ideas, not people.” Any language which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense is grounds for immediate account deletion.
Actively participate. Your posts and responses should be thorough and thoughtful. Support your statements with examples, experiences, or references. You are, however, encouraged to be concise — keep your posts and responses to one or two short paragraphs. Keep in mind that other users will be reading and responding to you, too.
Discussions occur when there is an exchange and dialogue. Build upon the posts and responses of other members to create discussion threads. Make sure you review previous threads and respond (if necessary) to what other users comments and inquiries.
Profiles and Avatars.
Avatars must be in good taste. This means no vulgar or violent images, pornography, or profanity. Avatars that are found to be inappropriate will be removed at the discretion of the staff.
Members can not be email addresses. This rule is in place to protect you from spam bots who will pick up your email address and spam you.
Members may have only one account on this forum. There is no need to have more than one.
Don’t post ads/spam/get-rich-quick schemes/other junk. Don’t post useless off-topic stuff. Advertisements, of any sort, are not permitted. This includes member names and links to commercial sites in Signatures, or in posts.