Listserve Rules and Etiquette

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By joining and using AACN's e-mail lists, you agree that you have read and AACN expects all listserve users to adhere to the rules and guidelines outlined for these peer discussion groups below.

Listserve etiquette

  • State concisely and clearly the specific topic of the comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.

  • Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that everyone can benefit from.

  • Do not send administrative messages, such as remove me from the list, through the listserve. Instead, contact the list manager noted in your welcome instructions.

Disclaimer and legal rules

There are guidelines governing behavior on the listserve. For instance, violating antitrust regulations, libeling others, selling, and marketing are not permissible. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact the list manager noted in your welcome instructions.

  • Do not post commercial messages.

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

  • Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted to the list.

  • The discussions on the lists are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.

This list is provided as a service of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. AACN accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. AACN prohibits the posting of any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.

AACN does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to AACN's attention, AACN will take appropriate action.

AACN reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.