The RSA’s informal social media networks are vibrant and thriving. The following ensures a respectful and enjoyable environment.
- Respectful Communication: No offensive or disrespectful language will be tolerated.
- Constructive Criticism: Criticism should be constructive and respect alternative viewpoints. Personal attacks or insults are not acceptable.
- Stay On Topic: Off-topic conversations can clutter the group making it harder for members to find relevant information.
- No Spamming: Don’t post excessive messages, memes, or links that aren’t related to the group’s purpose. Avoid chain messages or forwards.
- Be Mindful of Posting Frequency: Consider the frequency of your messages to leave others the chance to contribute.
- Report Issues Privately: Address any issues with posts privately. If not resolved, issues can escalate to the Admin/Moderator.
- Privacy and Confidentiality: Privacy must be respected. Sharing personal information or screenshots without permission is not allowed. Private messaging should be done via work emails (from university websites) and not using the phone numbers in the group, unless the recipient has previously consented.
- Respect Admin/Moderator: The Admin/Moderator will remove inappropriate posts and members should respect their decisions. Appeals should be directed to the Association who will use their established appeals process.
- Leave If Not Interested: Participation in the group is voluntary and members who no longer find the group relevant or interesting should feel free to leave at any time.
Members are encouraged to read and abide by the RSA code of conduct accessible in the policy documents section of the RSA website. Members are invited to contact the office with any questions about these rules.