Rules of Engagement

Thank you for being part of our Online Community. The AITPM have established the following guidelines for participation to provide all members the best possible experience.

What is this Online Platform? 

The platform is an online community for AITPM members to engage in discussion, seek and receive feedback, and share resources with other transport and traffic practitioners.  The AITPM encourages members to engage to share successes, challenges, deepen the technical discourse, provide constructive feedback, bring questions, and provide perspective in all manners related to transport planning and traffic management.  Members are asked to agree to follow the below rules and etiquette provide all members an open space to discuss issues and topics related to transport planning and traffic management. This online community is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. General questions about the AITPM should be directed to our Team via the Contact Us link on this site.

Moderation of of the Platform

This is a self-moderated, professional community, meaning that members of the Communities have the ability and shared responsibility to report any posts or users that they believe are not following The Rules. To preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, the AITPM reserves the right to utilize the stated Community Violation Policy for participants who breach these rules. The AITPM reserves the right to remove any posts of users that it believes contravenes The Rules.  Series breach of the Community Violation Policy by a user may result in action including termination of access.

By joining and using this online community, you agree that you have read and will follow the following rules, tips and the “fine print’.


The Rules

  • All abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited.
  • Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
  • Don’t attack others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. The discussions on the community platforms are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention.
  • Don’t spam. Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate Community discussion thread. Do not spam several Communities or discussion threads with the same message.
  • Don't post commercial or advertising messages.
  • Don’t defame others. Use caution when discussing organisations, individuals, and products.
  • Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.
  • Remember that the AITPM and other participants have the right to reproduce postings. When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. Some general tips to help you maintain good etiquette when reproducing content:
    • Be courteous. Please ask participants for permission to republish their words elsewhere (especially if elsewhere would be a publicly viewable setting).
    • When citing discussions, please include a link back to the original discussion or to the homepage. 

 
Tips for posting in Community Discussions

  • Include a signature tag on all messages including your name, organisation/affiliation, and 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 "Reply to Sender" .
  • Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the group. Instead, go to you profile to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list.


The “Fine Print”

This site is provided as a service for the members of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM).  The AITPM is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties regarding information posted on this site, whether posted by the AITPM or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall the AITPM 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 site.

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 the AITPM and users of this site the non-exclusive 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 other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.


By joining and using this online community, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules, tips and the “fine print’.