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The information below describes the required conduct, legal considerations, decision making, and discipline. The rules below apply to all portions of the TF Resource - topic pages, discussion pages, forums, mailing list, wikis, essays or blogs. It would be great to just say - “Be nice" – but unfortunately experience from other community webpages suggest that we have to be a bit more explicit.
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Please see [http://www.national-academies.org/legal/index.html National Academies ]  for Terms of Use information for TFResource.
 
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==Playing Nice in Our Sandbox==
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* Be considerate and respectful. Modelers may not always agree, but that does not excuse poor behavior.
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* Consensus and collaboration will be critical to create good solid technical information. The Committee is not interested in topics written by one person. The goal of the site is collaboration in order to bring in diverse opinions, ideas, and material. Volunteers should always be working with a team to develop a topic, working with upstream and downstream topics, and keeping in mind that the goal is to provide the best information for our community.
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* There are many ways to develop travel forecasts. Alternative techniques and dissenting opinions are welcome, however all contributors must be respectful, refrain from debates, and maintain a civil tone in any communications. Contributors that cannot abide by these policies will be subject to discipline.
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* If problems arise, consult with others, including other experts in the field, the curator for your topic area, and if necessary the ''Content Management Council''.
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* The TF Resource is not a soap box, we may eventually include an essay area in the site until then let's focus on the technical material.
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* Not edit warring and no debates.
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* If you would not say it face-to-face don’t put it on our site. If you are known as a very honest or blunt person, consider softening the language you use on the webpage. Being “honest or blunt” often does not come across well in text.
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* No personal attacks.
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* Don’t bite the newcomers.
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Violating these rules of conduct can result in eliminating a contributor's abiltiy to write for the site.  The process for "banning" is described in the '''''governance section of the about page'''''.  demotion. Remember, comments and contributions are displayed along with member’s real names, and the travel forecasting community is a small one. Contributions to this site reflect on the member and their employer – make sure both will be happy with the projected image.
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==Copyright violations==
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As contributors add material to the TFResource, careful considerations must be made to protect the copyrights of other agencies, organizations and individuals. A complete discussion of copyright considerations and forms to secure permission to use material is available on the [[copyright]] page. If you have any questions please contact the ''site staff''.  We are committed to quickly removing any material that violates copyright as quickly as possible.  We provide information to help our contributors evaluate copyright and expect that they will abide by the rules.  If you see any material that you believe violates copyright protections, please notify ''TFResource staff'' as quickly as possible.
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==Prohibited Content==
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The following content is prohibited:
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* Inappropriate personal opinions or content,
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* Private information,
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* Irrelevant content,
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* Material that violates copyright,
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* Defamatory or libelous language
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* Political or policy issues - The Resource is focused on the development of travel forecasting tools and their application to community and decision maker questions. Discussion policy issues in the context of using forecasting tools to evaluate those policies will be permitted, however the Resource is not a place to discuss policies or politics. For example, although we are not going to debate the relative merits of Smart Growth policies we will discuss techniques to evaluate the effect of increased development densities, mixed land uses, and other specific aspects of Smart growth initiatives,
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* pornography,
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* fraudulent of misleading information,
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* sexist comments or racial slurs, epithets, hate speech,
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* threatening, harassing, abusive, insulting or obscene language,
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* content intended to embarrass the volunteers or organizers of this Resource
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* material promoting business or selling products,
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Any prohibited language or entries will be deleted. If you see any of this please let the ''TFResource staff'' know as soon as possible, we are committed to removing offensive materail as quickly as possible.
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==Using material from the TFResource==
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All the material written for the TF Resource is subject to Creative Commons Attributions - Share Alike, 3.0 Generic License.  Under this license-
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You are free:
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* to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work 
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* to Remix — to adapt the work 
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* to make commercial use of the work
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But only under the following conditions:
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* Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
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* Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.
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With the understanding that:
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* Waiver— Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. 
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* Public Domain— Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
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Other Rights— In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:
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* Your fair dealing or fair use rights, or other applicable copyright exceptions and limitations; 
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* The author's moral rights; 
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* Rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.
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Additional information on this license may be found at [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode the Creative Commons Legal Code page].
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No contributor owns the material that they contribute, however the authorship of, contribution to, or editing of specific pages will be recognized. Any text written for the TF Resource is covered under the Creative Commons License.  
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