Policy Comment Forum
General Forum Information
Acceptable Use Policy for EDUCAUSE's .edu Policy Comment Forum
The .edu Policy Comment Forum is designed to allow members of the .edu community to communicate with the Policy Board and with the EDUCAUSE staff who administer the domain. Topics for the Forum can include any policy or operational issues related to the management of the .edu top-level domain. The Forum provides an open, Web-based, threaded messaging mechanism by which participants can post, review, and respond to public comments.
Accordingly, this Acceptable Use Policy is intended to foster an online environment in which members of the .edu community feel comfortable posting the views, comments, ideas, insights, and criticisms that are essential to a vigorous and meaningful debate on the issues.
The Basic Rule
Users of the .edu Policy Comment Forum are invited to post messages expressing their views, comments, ideas, insights, and criticisms relating to the subject of the Forum. At the same time, users should show courtesy and respect to others and must not abuse the Forum.
Following is a non-exclusive summary of conduct that is considered unacceptable use of the .edu Policy Comment Forum:
- False headers, addresses, or identities
- Personal attacks, threats, slurs, or ad hominem abusive language
- Commercial solicitations
- More than four posts on a single suggestion in a single 24-hour period
Consequences of Unacceptable Use
EDUCAUSE reserves the right to enforce this Acceptable Use Policy when EDUCAUSE, at its discretion, concludes that an individual or entity has engaged in abusive conduct in connection with the .edu Policy Comment Forum. Upon concluding that an individual or entity has violated the Policy, EDUCAUSE may, at its discretion, remove posted messages.