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— updated 2011-10-25

HerbalThink-TCM User Group, Member Agreement

To participate in the HerbalThink-TCM User Group, you must agree to the rules below.

Register here to join HerbalThink-TCM User Group.

Registration to this email discussion list is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. By registering and participating in HerbalThink-TCM User Group discussions you agree to the following policy:

When registering, you must use your real name and a valid email address.

Although the administrators and moderators of HerbalThink-TCM User Group (hereinafter, "Group" will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this list, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the Board of Trustees of Rocky Mountain Herbalists Trust nor the Board of Trustees of the JSO-Codecircle Trust (hereinafter, "Board of Trustees") will be held responsible or liable for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, hateful, threatening, or otherwise in violation of any laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately, permanently, or temporarily being banned from the Group at the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees and their authorized agents; your service provider may also be informed of this action. You agree that the administrators and moderators of the Group have the right to send a private message with a warning and/or censor any Group member who is in violation of Group rules. Under no circumstances will we allow any profanity to be directed toward another person.

The Board of Trustees and their authorized agents reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or discussion for any reason. Group members should restrict their message content to topics relevant to installing or using the HerbalThink-TCM software; off-topic discussions, including advertising and spam, are not allowed.

Modifications to this Member Agreement are effective as soon as they are uploaded to this webpage.

Code of conduct

(Modified from the Ubuntu Forum Code of Conduct, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.)

This code of conduct lays down the ground rules for members of the Group to work together effectively and cooperatively. This code of conduct covers our behavior as members of the Group, in any mailing list, forum, wiki, website, Internet relay chat (IRC) channel, install-fest, public meeting, or private correspondence. Group administrators and moderators are ultimately accountable to the Board of Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Herbalists Trust, which will arbitrate in any dispute over the conduct of a member of the community.

Be considerate. Our work will be used by other people, and we in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision we take will affect users and colleagues, and we should take those consequences into account when making decisions. HerbalThink-TCM is a modern addition to the vast historical tradition of Chinese herbology, and the impact of our actions and decisions on future generations should be considered.

Be respectful. Everyone can make a valuable contribution to the Group. We may not always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It's important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. We expect Group members to be respectful when dealing with other contributors and users as well as with people outside the HerbalThink-TCM project.

When we disagree, we consult others. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively and with the help of other group members, moderators, and administrators.

When we are unsure, we ask for help. Nobody knows everything, and nobody is expected to be perfect. Asking questions avoids many problems down the road, and so questions are encouraged. Those who are asked questions should be responsive and helpful.

Register here to join HerbalThink-TCM User Group.