Community guidelines

ISTE community guidelines 

Welcome to our community! Please take a look at our basic guidelines for participation before jumping in.
This community is a place to seek the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience and take part in an ongoing conversation that’s friendly, safe, supportive and harassment free.

Be awesome!

There are a few things that we’ve found go a long way toward making the community a helpful and pleasant place to be:

  • Clearly and concisely state the topic of your comments in the subject line. This helps members respond more appropriately and makes it easier to search the archives by subject.  
  • Make sure to communicate professionally and constructively, handle dissent or disagreement with courtesy and be respectful when providing feedback.
  • Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate lists or libraries. In other words, don’t spam several lists or libraries with the same message. 

For the best (and least annoying) experience, keep your subscriptions and notifications up to date under My Profile. If you are changing your email address, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings. 


Don’t make us kick you out!

We don’t want to delete your posts, but we will if they:

  • Infringe, violate or misappropriates any third party’s intellectual property rights or other proprietary or contractual rights. 
  • Engage in advertising or commercial activities, spamming, "chain letters," "pyramid schemes,” or advertisement of illegal or controlled products or services.  
  • Promote illegal activities. 
We also can’t let you collect, use or disclose data, including personal information, about other users without their consent, for unlawful purposes, or in violation of any laws or regulations.

The fine print

ISTE communities are open forums. Views and opinions expressed by community members are not representative of or endorsed by ISTE. Community members own the content they author. ISTE reserves the right to redistribute this content, either for editorial or marketing purposes. You are welcome to reprint or share any content owned by ISTE as long is it is for non-commercial use and attributes as “Content courtesy of ISTE, originally published insert publication date.” We reserve the right to delete, move or edit messages that deem abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise unacceptable. To foster a climate that promotes both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate participation in this community if these guidelines are violated. By joining and using this community, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to these guidelines.