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In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to reject or remove any message for any reason. We also reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violates these rules.


  • All messages must add to the body of knowledge
  • Don't challenge or attack others. The discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
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  • Do not field or promote surveys of any kind without written permission from TONL. Those with permission must specify such in their posts.
  • Do not promote job openings or use this forum to job seek. Visit the TONL Career Center for information on available opportunities.
  • Do not discuss a topic or topics involving any possible anticompetitive practice, including but not limited to:
    • Prices, rates, discounts, or other price-related information;
    • Salaries or other compensation information;
    • Nonpublic plans for expansion (new facilities, new services);
    • Specific customers or classes of customers, or whether you will or will not do business with them;
    • Allocation of geographic or service markets;
    • Any refusal to deal with a health plan, self-funded employer, or supplier;
    • How to deal with the market behavior of a competitor.
  • Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials.
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  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, 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 list 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.” Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. 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 change your settings.
  • 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."


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