Discussion Group

Discussion Group User Policy

  • Please respect your colleagues by maintaining the “closed” atmosphere. Messages from NCNA discussion groups should not be forwarded to anyone not affiliated with the association. If you are the recipient of a message that is in violation of any of the below rules, please contact headquarters so that appropriate action may be taken.
  • All messages must add to the body of knowledge.
  • Any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal commentary or materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything in a discussion group message that you would not want your name associated with.
  • Commercial messages or messages pertaining to a partisan political cause will not be allowed on any of the discussion groups.
  • Postings regarding job openings should not be included in discussion groups activity and should be directed to NCNA’s online Career Center at
  • Commentary is allowed as it pertains to the issue being discussed. Personal remarks regarding the sender are not permitted. Commentary should not reflect a person’s preference for or against a specific party, group, cause or movement.
  • NCNA reserves the right to reject any message for any reason.
  • Please send your message only to the most appropriate community/ies. Do not spam several communities with the same message.
  • Administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list” do not need to be sent through the discussion group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list.


The Legal Stuff

Discussion groups are provided by NCNA solely for the use of its members, and the electronic messages that appear on NCNA’s discussion groups are for informational purposes only. Any message posted to the discussion groups may represent the opinion of the author but does not represent the opinion or position of NCNA. NCNA does not accept responsibility for the content or the opinions expressed in any message posted to the discussion groups, and the reader should not accept the opinion posted as professional advice.

NCNA disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on the discussion groups, whether posted by NCNA volunteer officers, staff, or member; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall NCNA be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on the discussion groups.

Refrain from posting any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants NCNA the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print and use such information or other material.

NCNA monitors all discussion groups for inappropriate postings, though NCNA does not undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to NCNA’s attention, NCNA will take all necessary and appropriate action.

NCNA reserves the right to terminate access to any subscriber who does not abide by these guidelines.

There are specific consequences for violation of our rule that prohibits forwarding of messages to non-members. If it can be determined that the sender acted with full knowledge and in violation of our rules, NCNA may take action, including but not limited to removing the forwarder from the discussion group.