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Rules sections

Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Forum of The Architects Advisory Service NSW. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. The disposition principle

    1. Your use of these e-Forum services including (but not limited to) posts, photos, instant messages, personal messages, social media pages, blogs and other web sites is subject to the following conditions~

      1. Above all, mutual respect.

      FOR EVERYONE: (With acknowledgement to The Nature Conservancy Australia's Facebook page. Everyone should "Like" them!)

      We encourage all of our viewers to comment and "post" on our page. Our goal is to be a marketplace for the exchange of ideas, where our viewers feel free to express themselves. However, we also recognize that some conversations following articles, blog posts, photos and other content on this page or linked to it, may stir-up strong feelings and opinions which could lead to heated debates.

      For that reason, when comments or posts descend into derogatory remarks and personal attacks, we reserve the right to remove comments on those pages.

      We encourage comments that:
      • Are "on topic", and that respond to the content in the article or blog post
      • Are responses to comments left by other readers
      • Are brief and to-the-point
      • Have a positive/constructive tone
      • Are open to being contradicted by other readers
      • Might disagree with the content in the article or blog post, but they never insult the writer of the article or blog post, or other commenters

      We discourage comments that:
      • Are not "on topic", or are not responding to other comments or the content in the article or blog post
      • Insult the writer of the article or blog post or other commenters
      • Are excessively long or negative in tone

      We will delete comments and posts, without notice, that:
      • Are unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or contain racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable content.
      • Post or transmit sexually explicit images or other content that is deemed by the Architects Advisory Service NSW to be offensive.
      • Are personal attacks, including name-calling or celebrations of another person's misfortune
      • Contain advertising or spam
      • Are disruptive, including personal conversations better suited for private messaging

      FOR MEMBERS: (With acknowledgement to The NSW Architects Code of Conduct)
      1) When dealing with the public in the course of an architect’s professional practice, an architect should ensure that:
      (a) the architect’s qualifications, experience and authorship of any work, document or publication are stated accurately, and
      (b) the architect is identified clearly and accurately on stationery, sign boards, public notices and in publications, and
      (c) the architect’s registration number is included on any stationery, presentation or construction documents (including drawings, specifications and schedules), illustrations, sign boards, public notices and architectural plans, and in publications, used or placed by the architect in connection with the architect’s professional practice, and
      (d) if the architect claims to have received any award or honour for the provision of architectural services, all persons or bodies that shared in the award or honour are identified accurately in the claim.

      (2) A nominated architect responsible for the provision of architectural services by an architect corporation or an architect firm should ensure that:
      (a) he or she is identified clearly and accurately as the nominated architect for the architect corporation or architect firm on stationery, sign boards and public notices, and in publications, used or placed by the architect corporation or architect firm in connection with the provision of architectural services, and
      (b) his or her registration number is included on any stationery, presentation or construction documents (including drawings, specifications and schedules), illustrations, sign boards, public notices and architectural plans, and in publications, used or placed by the architect corporation or architect firm in connection with the provision of architectural services.

      3) When dealing with the public in the course of an architect’s professional practice, an architect:
      (a) should not provide any endorsement of any product or service in connection with the provision of an architectural service in a misleading manner, and
      (b) should disclose in the material conveying the endorsement whether or not a fee has been received for or relating to that endorsement.

      Finally:
      The Architects Association NSW and/or its authorised agents reserve the right to terminate access to any and all services at any time as a result of breach of the aforementioned principles.
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