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Inappropriate use of the list decreases its usefulness to all. If an individual does not follow the WAME Listserve Code of Conduct, and continues to violate it and the Netiquette rules below, despite being so informed by WAME, WAME will remove the individual from the List for a minimum period of 2 years. In the event of any repeat violation after reinstatement, removal will be permanent.
From the National Library of Medicine’s Netiquette information:
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DO search the list archives prior to posting a question to prevent repeat questions.
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DO use descriptive subject lines.
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DO keep your messages brief when posting to a list.
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DO be careful when using humor in your messages.
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