Listserv Policies and Procedures

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In order to keep its listserv professional, valuable, and useful for all subscribers, WLA has established policies and procedures. If you have questions or experience technical problems, please contact the WLA office at 608 245-3640. These policies are subject to change.

The policies and procedures are as follows:

A.   PURPOSE

The WLA listserv is intended to serve as means to communicate events, news and items of interest to WLA’s membership. It is also used from time to time as a means to gather our membership’s opinions.

B.    POLICIES

Please respect other subscribers of the listserv. Please use this listserv to communicate event information, news and items of interest to all WLA members. This listserv is not intended to be used as a discussion board. This list serve is not moderated and comments made have no review before being sent to all subscribers. Subscribers are expected to exercise both common sense and courtesy in the messages they transmit over the listserv. Please do not use the listserv to defame or disparage a member of WLA or any other person. Defamatory, harassing, sexist, racist, obscene, and other offensive communications are not acceptable. If you disagree with someone else's ideas, please communicate with the other person directly.

Do not misrepresent yourself, or in any other way conceal your identity, or post anonymous messages on the listserv.

Do not alter the content or source of a message that has originated from another person’s computer with the intent to deceive.

Please ensure that the messages you post to this list are appropriate for this list. Please do not engage in discussions on whether a topic is appropriate or inappropriate for this list. Such discussions take up valuable space on the listserv, and distract subscribers away from more meaningful discussions. If inappropriate postings or violations of the listserv are noticed, subscribers should not inform the entire group, but should bring this information to the attention of the WLA office.

Please use descriptive headings in the subject line for all messages that you post to the listserv. At the end of your messages, attach a standard identifier comprised of a few lines that identify you, your affiliation, and appropriate contact numbers (phone, fax, e-mail addresses). Do not include drawings, pictures, maps, graphics, etc. in the identifier lines since these materials may not be compatible on all systems.

When asking questions, please request that individuals reply directly to you. After all the replies have been gathered, you may post a summary to the list. When replying to messages, do not reply to the entire list if a reply is directed at a single individual. Replying to the individual may be more appropriate. Replies of a personal nature should not be sent to the group.

The listserv may not be used to violate any rules of membership in WLA, WLA bylaws, rules and regulations or standards of WLA.

WLA reserves the right to modify or change the rules to maintain the best interests of WLA

C.    MONITORING & ENFORCEMENT

The listserv must be used for business purposes only and in accordance with WLA’s policies and procedures. WLA reserves the right to remove members from the listserv for violating this agreement.