Groups.io is an integral part of ABPA. It is a great way for our members to connect and share information. The ABPA must set clear guidelines to ensure that Groups.io remains the extraordinary value that it has become. Essentially ABPA's Groups.io is an open forum and should continue to be open. The main guideline is to use discretion and tact.
The following topics/questions are appropriate to post:
The following topics/questions are inappropriate to post:
On Fridays, all members are allotted ONE email to promote a business/website/blog. This email can promote your business, your spouse’s business, a family member’s business or a friend’s business. You may also sell items or services related to the business. This email can also be used to promote an event or sale related to the business.
The email addresses of our members may never be acquired and used for solicitation.
If you have specific negative comments to share regarding a business or professional, please reply directly to the ABPA member who posted the inquiry, rather than to the entire group. Again, we encourage our members to use wisdom in the tone and manner of all negative emails.
Inappropriate Use of Groups.io:
Because of the open nature of Groups.io, discretion and tact are required by each person as they post. From time to time, an email of inappropriate nature is sent. We have set these clear guidelines on how we will respond. The President, VP Communications and President Elect, using their judgment, will respond accordingly:
First Inappropriate Email: A written warning
Second Inappopriate Email: Suspension from the ABPA Groups.io for a period of 30 days
Third Inappropriate Email: Removal from the ABPA Groups.io