E-Group Rules & Etiquette

Thanks for being part of our E-Group community. To ensure the best possible experience for all E-Group members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using these e-mail lists, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules and guidelines set for these peer discussion groups. You also agree to reserve list discussions for topics best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact the The Tribe of Marketplace Ministers Admin team. To preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, The The Tribe of Marketplace Ministers E-Groups reserves the right to suspend or terminate membership on all lists for members who violate these rules.

The Rules

  • Don’t challenge or attack others. The discussions on the lists are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
  • Don’t post commercial messages on any E-Group. Contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them.
  • Use caution when discussing products or information. Information posted on the chat is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited.
  • Do not post anything in a E-Group message that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
  • Please note carefully information in the chat is subject to the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted to the chat.
  • Remember that The Tribe of Marketplace Ministers and other e-mail list participants have the right to reproduce postings to this E-Group.
  • Send your message only to the most appropriate chat or person. Do not spam the group with the same message. All messages must add to the body of knowledge. The Tribe of Marketplace Ministers E -groups reserves the right to reject any message for any reason.
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E-Group Etiquette

  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, business & location.
  • 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.
  • Only send a message to the entire chat when it contains information that everyone can benefit from.
  • Send messages such as “thanks for the information” or “me, too” to individuals–not to the entire list. Do this by using the “Reply to Sender” link to the left of every message.
  • Do not send administrative messages, such as remove me from the list, through the EGroup. Instead inform The Tribe of Marketplace Ministers Admin to change your settings or to remove yourself from a group. If you are changing e-mail addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply inform us with updated information.
  • Warn other list subscribers of lengthy messages either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says “Long Message.”

The Legal Stuff

These EGroups are provided as a service of Entrepreneurs in Christ as a learning and peer sharing resource for the organization Leadership. We are not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this group by others. In no event shall Entrepreneurs in Christ E -group be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this group.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants Entrepreneurs in Christ E group and users of this list the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another’s business, or create political affiliation. We are a Christian organization therefore all political opinions should remain an off limit discussion in all groups. Entrepreneurs in Christ E-group does not actively monitor the chats for inappropriate postings and do not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, if any inappropriate posting is brought to the organization’s admin attention, we will take all appropriate action.

Entrepreneurs in Christ E groups admin team reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.