Forum rules

  • Do not post any harmful, offensive or abrasive comments directed at any individual. The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) will not tolerate any harassing, insulting or disrespecting against forum/college members or staff.
  • Do not post content containing derogatory, anti-social, or offensive remarks aimed at any individual or group of people. Content of this nature will be deleted and if necessary further action against the offending poster may be taken.
  • Critiques of posts or work attached are not to include unnecessarily derogatory remarks aimed at the user or the work itself.
  • All posts must be in English, unless posted in a specific international forum. If posting in an international forum, please use the language of that forum.
  • Do not discuss illegal activities.
  • Keep all posts on-topic.
  • Make sure you have read the parent article/post completely before posting a reply
  • Post your comment/question to the most appropriate place. Any posts deemed to be in the wrong forum will be moved.
  • Do not plagiarize, if referencing somebody else, quote them citing the source.
  • Do not make posts that include: thread bumpingi, trollingii, flamewarsiii,self promotioniv, advertising or spammingv.
  • Do not link to any site that contains adult content, sexually oriented material or might otherwise be considered offensive. Any post containing an inappropriate link will be deleted and the poster will receive a warning.
  • Do not propose/link to any site that contains warezvi/copyrighted software/materials that can be downloaded illegally.
  • Do not astroturfvii or pretend to be/represent somebody else.
  • Uploading of exploitable or malicious files is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated by RACMA.
  • Only one account per person is permitted unless permission is sought and granted by RACMA.
  • When registering, a valid email address has to be used. Disposable email addresses are not permitted.

RACMA reserves the right to change and update the terms of use at any time without notice. Failure to abide by these rules may result in an editing, negative moderation or deletion of your post. RACMA reserves the right to ban abusers from the forum and/or website.

RACMA makes no guarantees that any submitted content will remain exclusively on the RACMA site. Any content that is made available to the public and/or registered users is provided as such at owners own risk with possible unapproved redistribution.

RACMA does not claim any ownership rights to any posted content but by displaying or posting any content on or through RACMA forums, you hereby grant RACMA license to use, edit, delete, modify, reproduce and/or display content and attachments.

Uploading of images and attachments will be restricted to typical file formats and file size as designated by RACMA. RACMA reserves the right to alter the allowed file types and file size at any time without notice. RACMA makes every effort to prevent the uploading of exploitable or malicious files but makes no guarantees that files are safe. Website/forum users view and download files/attachments at their own risk.

It is expected that all users respect the rules and act appropriately when using the RACMA website. RACMA staff and forum moderators are here to enforce its policies and protect users from offensive or unlawful content, however all users assume all responsibility and liability for their words and actions.

The above rules also apply to content appearing in signatures, attachments, messaging and emails.

If you feel a post violates any of these rules, or you need to bring it to the attention of a moderator, please use notify a moderator or contact The Royal Australasian College of  Medical Administrators on +61 3 9824 4699 or

i. The act of posting in a thread, with the sole goal of getting it back to the top of the thread list is considered thread bumping.
ii. A post in a thread or news comment that is solely intended to incite controversy or conflict or cause annoyance or offense is considered trolling.
iii. A heated argument between two individuals, that results in those involved posting personal attacks on each other during or instead of discussing the topic at hand is considered a flamewar.
iv. Posting and making excessive, inappropriate and unnecessary references to products, services and websites is considered self promotion.
v. The abuse of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately is considered spam.
vi. Copyrighted works distributed without fees or royalties in general violation of copyright law are referred to as warez.
vii. A post disguising an orchestrated political, advertising, or public relations campaign seeking to create the impression of being a spontaneous upwelling of public opinion is considered astroturfing.

Last modified: Monday, 14 November 2011, 11:44 PM