22nd January 2010, 11:59 AM
Reminder: Copying people's posts without permission is not allowed
It has come to my attention that there have been incidences of a member copying discussions here and forwarding them on in emails for other discussions.
I'd remind members that as is clearly stated in several places on the board *(and is policy on other boards and lists on which people are members too) all posts are copyright to the poster. You MUST ask and receive their permission to crosspost or forward on the other discussions, whether public or private.
It is also wise to keep in mind that 'private' posts and 'private' email lists and boards do have a tendency to have contents emerge into wider view as they do get circulated themselves or people pass comment to others; do have members that don't agree with what is often rather naively and sometimes, foolishly assumed to be a shared perspective amongst all members; and also -- it is very hard to entirely know exactly who your members are on the internet (here or elsewhere!) .
In memory: Lucy