Practical Nurses of Sheridan College

A network created for current, past, and potential nursing students of Sheridan College to combine and harmonize thoughts, emotions, learnings/teachings, and humour!

    Rules & Regulations


    Posts : 25
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Rules & Regulations

    Post  Admin on Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:36 pm

    Overall Community Attitude

    • Keep in mind that PNS is a professional community. Our purpose is to share, help, and support others.
    • Always display a positive, friendly attitude, and be respectful of others' opinions.
    • Allow your fellow members to voice their opinions.
    • DO NOT delibertely start arguments. Debates are great, as long as they remain respectful!
    • Always try to "give" back to our community. For each time you find help or answers here at PNS, try to help someone else out in return. You may find that what goes around comes around...
    • Give people a little time to respond to your requests. There's a lot going on in these forums and it may take a little time for people to notice and respond to your request. Please be patient.
    • DO NOT just make a negative statement and leave the person hanging out to dry. Although you may consider yourself to be an "expert" now, try to remember that we were all new and learning once upon a time. Take it easy on your fellow members!
    • Do NOT make threats or implied threats towards other members -- even if you think it's fun.
    • There will be absolutely NO CHEATING! These forums were not designed for students to cheat on homework/tests/etc. Cheating is grounds for immediate removal off of the forums.

    Inappropriate Behaviour

    • DO NOT make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harrassments, swearing, prejudice, slander, or other negative remarks about PNS, its moderators, adminstrators, or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS!
    • DO NOT POST PORN or adult content. This also includes sites promoting activities such as drug abuse, gambling, and links to sites containing such content.
    • Non-pornographic adult related material is allowed that is in relation to the healthcare profession, as long as you provide a warning in your post, such as: "WARNING: Site contains adult content that may be unsuitable for some individuals."
    • All posts & discussions must be in English, to allow all members the opportunity to read and participate in discussions.
    • We want PNS to be open to people of all ages, genders, races, and sexualities, so any inappropriate or offensive posts will be deleted.
    • Please DO NOT embed cookies in your posts in the PNS forums.

    Private Message and Email Abuse Policy

    • DO NOT use PNS as a basis for spamming or scamming our members.
    • We take PM/email abuse very seriously, and it will result in the immediate removal of your membership and ban of your IP address, without warning.

    Identity Theft

    • DO NOT impersonate anyone whom you are not, regardless of who the other individual may be.
    • Identity theft is illegal and will not be tolerated.

    Multiple Posts

    • DO NOT post the same topic in multiple forums. If you are unsure of which forum a thread should go under, just state that in your post, and a moderator will move the thread to the correct forum. Multiple posts are unnecessary and will be deleted.
    • DO NOT post the same question multiple times in multiple threads in the same forum. If no one responds to your question or request, just post a reply to the same message thread again to bring the message to the top of the list so members will notice it.

    Font Restrictions

    • Do NOT use excessively large font sizes, as it is considered to be "shouting" and will be edited back down to the default size by the moderators.

    Image Resrictions

    • Unless otherwise stated, if you post an image in the forums, please keep the image size under 50K, and preferably under 300 x 300 pixels.
    • All avatars, or as we call them, member photos must be of you or an acceptable image. Images of characters or graphics that are inappropriate of any kind will be removed when found.

    Forum Abuse Policy

    • 1st Offense - A private message from a moderator pointing out the forum rules, in addition to the editing or deletion of the post.
    • 2nd Offense - Public warning on the message board plus deletion of the post.
    • 3rd Offense - Moderators will discuss and possibly delete the user from the PNS forum.
    • Depending on the situation, Admin may bypass any and all of these steps and take whatever action is deemed appropriate.

    By joining PNS forum, you agree to abide by the forum rules, and you understand that violations will not be tolerated. Remember that you are a professional in the healthcare field, and that you should be acting in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

    Please report any member whom you feel to be in violation of these rules to a moderator or site Admin immediately.


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