NAPC-L Guidelines and Etiquette

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) is committed to providing a listserv group that encourages collaboration, discussion, and the sharing of ideas and points of view. To keep the group professional and helpful, group members are expected to adhere to the guidelines contained herein. NAPC members who do not follow the guidelines may have their group privileges suspended.

  • Members must keep messages respectful. Language that is offensive, hostile, demeaning or discriminatory will not be tolerated.
  • Members are encouraged to suggest preservation-related topics for discussion.
  • Members are encouraged to share their community’s success stories.
  • Members may ask how others have handled specific preservation challenges.
  • Members may ask for assistance to locate helpful preservation-related resources.
  • Members may not post promotional materials or advertising; however, individuals may recommend or endorse consultants or other preservation professionals based on past experience.
  • The group should not be used to post job announcements.
  • Requests for proposals, calls for papers, and grant opportunities, may be posted if relevant to the NAPC-L audience.
  • Members should not post articles from newspapers, magazines, or journals. Instead, members should provide links to websites where such material may be read. NAPC reserves the right to reject any e-mail submission to the group that contains articles or copyrighted materials.
  • To guard against spam and viruses, NAPC-L does not accept e-mail with attachments.
  • NAPC-L administrators may revoke a participant’s subscription for violations of NAPC-L Guidelines and Etiquette or abuse of the group.
  • Discussions should be kept focused on the topic at hand.
  • Include your e-mail address and full name on any sent message, so other members can know who sent the message. Members are welcome to request responses to their inquiry off the group, if desired.
  • Be sure to include a subject line in each posting.
  • Maintain professionalism and respect when responding to members of the group.
  • Posted messages may reach persons other than the intended audience. Compose them with care and discretion.
  • If a post is not approved, NAPC-L administrators will strive to contact the participant and inform them of why this decision was made, and if applicable, offer ways the participant can revise the post for resubmission.

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To keep the group professionally useful, group members are expected to adhere to the guidelines contained herein. NAPC members who do not follow the guidelines may have their group privileges suspended.


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