Community Standards
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Community Standards
If you are new to the Forums and have questions about how to use it, please consult our Getting Started thread located here.

We want everyone—from our seasoned users to first-time visitors—to have an enjoyable experience with the WSP Forums.  Please keep the following Community Standards in mind when posting.

Stay On Topic
Before posting a question, search the site to see if your issue has already been addressed.  If not, create your own topic on the appropriate board.  Please do not post comments where they don’t belong, and make sure any replies to existing topics are relevant.

Respect Others
Everyone wants to enjoy their time on the Forums, and we hope that you will decide to stick around and become a regular user.  Even if you disagree with another user or their opinions, be a grown-up and be respectful.  To build a fun and welcoming environment, please don’t post anything unlawful, defamatory, obscene, sexually explicit, harassing, threatening, violent, racist, abusive, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable content.  If you do, we’ll take the appropriate actions to ensure our Forum Guidelines are upheld.

Keep It In Bounds
We're here to help.  This community is provided as a service to our students, their families, and program staff. It is not intended for the promotion of third-party services, products, websites, or organizations.  Please refrain from posting content that would constitute advertising, spam, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation.

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 unmoderated websites or group chat applications (GroupMe, Reddit, etc.) are prohibited.

Be You!
You have your own story to tell, and we want to hear it!  Be sure you represent yourself and any credentials accurately, and don’t try to be someone you’re not.  Users found to be impersonating someone else will lose their access to the community.

We hope you enjoy your time with us!  If you have questions about our Community Standards, please contact webmaster@wspforums.com.


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