NOVA Discussion Forums General Rules & Guidelines

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NOVA Discussion Forums General Rules & Guidelines

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We require all members to respect the rights and feelings of the families and friends of victims, by placing thought into comments before they are posted. We do understand the issues raised on this forum may lead to “heated debate,” but require users to maintain a family friendly environment on the forums. Discussion content reflects the views of individual people only. The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) bears no responsibility for the accuracy of forum members' comments and will bear no responsibility or legal liability for discussion postings. We reserve the right to remove posts deemed offensive without notice, and the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules.

REMINDER: Forums are public and searchable.
Please refrain from posting content confidential in nature.

General NOVA Discussion Forums Posting Guidelines

In an effort to minimize duplicative threads and keep the NOVA discussion forums as useful as possible, we have put together a short list of posting.
  1. Reporting a post or member
    In the even that you need to report a specific post or member to the NOVA Moderators, click on the specific post you want to report and click on the exclamation point tool located to the right of the post subject. Complete the report form to submit the report to a NOVA Moderator to be addressed.
  2. Please search BEFORE you post!!
    The better we get at this, the more user friendly this forum will be as far as referencing information on specific topics of interest.
  3. Be descriptive in your topic name
    Give a short summary within the topic of your post. The more accurate and detailed your topic is, the easier it will be for other to search for it to reference themselves, or to provide valuable resources.
  4. All subject matter should be relevant and not in conflict with the forum rules.

General NOVA Discussion Forums Rules
  1. Remain respectful of other members at all time
    All posts should be professional and courteous. Differences of opinion and subsequent conversation is anticipated amongst fellow members, however you are not free to attack, insult, degrade or otherwise belittle other members or the quality of this community.
  2. Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images
    Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. (This includes user pictures.) Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited.
  3. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums
    These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. (Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.) DO NOT ASK for email addresses or phone numbers
  4. Do not post copyright-infringing material
    Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.
  5. Do not cross post questions
    Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question, search for that thread before posting.
  6. Do not PM users asking for help
    Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum then the whole community can help and benefit.