PR Pro Listserv Guidelines

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We want this Listserv to be a forum for a positive exchange of ideas among communications professionals, a place where you can solicit advice, ask questions and reply to your peers’ questions about all the topics that relate to your work: media relations, internal communications, social media, technology, measurement, crisis management, corporate responsibility, media training, SEO, team building and career advancement. PR News will not publish your comments on the Listserv.

To make the PR News Pro Listserv as useful as possible, please follow these rules of engagement.

  • Please do not use the PR News Pro Listserv to market your services or products.
  • Do not "flame," challenge or attack others. The discussions on the lists are meant to stimulate conversation, not to create contention. Flaming includes the making of derogatory comments, ridicule, excessive sarcasm and innuendo.
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  • Do not use the Listserv to invite the entire list to join your social network. You may invite individuals to join your network but may not invite the entire list.
  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation and e-mail address.
  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
  • Include only the relevant portions of the original message in your reply. Delete any header information, and put your response before the original posting.
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  • Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals--not to the entire list. Do this by using your e-mail application's forwarding option and typing in or cutting and pasting in the e-mail address of the individual to whom you want to respond.
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