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Policy for Commercial Postings

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To all--

As List manager for the confocal listserv, I think all of us greatly value
the contributions of our members who work in the private sector.  However,
in the past we occasionally have had commercial postings that have bordered
on spam or that threaten to provoke partisan squabbles.  To avoid this
problem, I ask all commercial posters to abide by the following policy:

1)  You're welcome to post queries on the list.

2)  You're welcome to respond to queries or comments posted by other list
members.  In the course of doing so, you're welcome to mention your
organization's products, as long as it's relevant and brief.  If you
mention your company's products, please state in the subject line that it's
a commercial response, to keep things transparent.

3)  You're welcome to post links to announcements of web-seminars, etc, as
long as they'd be of interest to most members of the list.  Again, please
mention in the subject line that it's a commercial posting if you do this.

4)  Please do NOT post product announcements, marketing surveys, etc.  However,
you're welcome to send a one-sentence description including a link to your
web site.  Again, please mention in the subject line that it's a commercial

If anyone has any questions about this policy or suggestions for its
improvement, let me know.  --This policy is revised and re-posted
periodically as necessary--my apologies to all of you who already know most
of it by heart, and my appreciation to all in the private sector who have
been abiding by it faithfully.

Martin Wessendorf

Martin Wessendorf, Ph.D.    Office: 4-116 Nils Hasselmo Hall
Assoc Prof, Dept Neuroscience        email: [hidden email]
Mailing address:       6-145 Jackson Hall, 321 Church St. SE
University of Minnesota                Phone: (612) 626-0145
Minneapolis, MN 55455         Preferred pronouns: he/him/his