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Our email discussion list and forum, ABSW-L, is a lively and informative discussion group of around 250 science journalists, writers and communicators.

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ABSW Discussion List Guidelines (these guidelines also apply to LinkedIn and Facebook):

ABSW-L is a private list for ABSW members to foster debate and a sense of community. We encourage members take part in the discussions, but we ask you to stay within the following guidelines:

Healthy debate is fine, but persistent attacks against individuals or organisations will not be tolerated. We want this to be a welcoming place for the discussion and sharing of ideas.

Don’t post content that most people would find offensive or threatening. This includes anything racist, sexist, homophobic, hateful, threatening, insulting, obscene or profane. Please be considerate of other people, even if you have differing views on a subject.

Stay within the law. We will remove anything that is unlawful or that may put us at risk of legal action. This includes defamatory comments.

Stay on topic. In order to keep conversations useful and engaging, we ask you to stick to the topic discussed in the message thread.   Where possible restart a new message thread if the discussion has moved into a new area/issue.

Don’t spam. This is a place for discussion not advertising. We reserve the right to edit/remove content that promotes products, services, or other personal interests, unless we feel it is relevant to members.

Don't use attachments for the entire list, instead provide links or offer to send to individuals directly.  The general rule of thumb with email attachments applies here: 'only send if requested and only to the person requesting it'.

Although we will not do so unless necessary, as a last resort, we reserve the right to delete posts and block users from commenting if they fail to keep to our guidelines.



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