Community Code of Conduct

Thank you for being part of the CSI community. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation. By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines.


The Rules

  • Don't challenge or attack others. The discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may. 

  • Don't post commercial messages or job offerings on any discussion list, resource library entry, or other area where others might see it. Share your expertise but don't sell. Contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them.

  • Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the lists and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws. 

  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you. 

  • Don’t post anything for which you do not own the copyright or have the permission of the copyright owner.

  • Remember that other participants have the right to reproduce postings to this site unless you specify otherwise. 

  • Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate lists or libraries. Do not spam several lists or libraries with the same message.

  • All messages must add to the body of knowledge. We reserve the right to reject any message for any reason.


    Breaking the Rules

    Violations of this Code of Conduct will result in:

  • First Violation:  Email notification from CSI to member that a violation has been reported with recommendations for avoiding future violations.
  • Second Violation:  30 day mandatory moderation.  All activity will be reviewed and approved by CSI staff before being shared with the community
  • Third Violation:  6 month suspension from all CSI communities.
  • However, to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to at any time suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate the rules.