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Please keep the discussion relevant by staying on the topic when posting in the Forums.  These Forums are provided to allow its users and our employees share their knowledge and help one another.  Please refrain from discussing personal matters, abusing any company or product, or, in general, from posting on topics unrelated to the Program or its services.
The Forums are not a transactional website.  While we recognize that the issue of tuition and fees for services may come up, we do not want it to be the focus of the Forum.  The Forums exist to provide a platform to discuss our conferences and the experiences of our students, staff, speakers, and families.  We do not permit references to competitors' or their prices or content.  Please check the current tuition rate and any additional fees before relying on any information posted on the Forums.
Please be courteous and respectful to everyone engaging on the Forum.  Everyone wants to have a fun and positive experience with the Forum.  Specifically, refrain from submitting anything unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, violent, racist, abusive, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable or injurious to third parties. Please also refrain from submitting any content intended to exploit, solicit, or harm minors. Your opinions are always welcome, but personal attacks and harassment ("flaming" ) in either the Forum or through private messaging is not acceptable.
Please be careful regarding the ideas expressed on the Forums.  The ideas expressed on the Forums are just opinions based on users' personal experience.  You are responsible for your decisions and actions.  If you do not believe the opinions given on the Forum by WSP personnel or other users, do not follow it.
We're here to help.  This community is provided as a service to WSP customers and is not intended for the promotion of third-party services, products, websites, or organizations.  Please refrain from posting content that would constitute advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation.  Spam and flaming will not be tolerated.  Users are permitted to use links within the WSP and George Mason University websites and to external sites, provided that the links: (a) provide information relevant to the discussion, and (b) do not point to commerce-enabled pages or pages from our competitors.  We encourage users to use social media to gain insight into the program, but links that encourage moving discussion to non-approved websites or group chat applications (GroupMe, Reddit, etc.) are prohibited.
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Do not discuss anything to do with a legal issue, legal case, or attorneys.  This includes legal action involving the Program or University, soliciting individuals to engage in legal action against the Program or University, or offering other legal advice.

Do not falsely claim to be someone you are not (including any Community member) or claim expertise or credentials that you do not possess. Members found to be impersonating someone else will be banned from the WSP Community Forums.
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