Forum Rules & Etiquette

Notice:  This Forum is provided as a service of HAPCO. By subscribing to and/or using the HAPCO Forum, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules. Failure to follow any of the below rules may result in your posts being
removed or deleted, or may result in termination of your Forum privileges.

  • This Forum is provided as a means for you to connect with your 
HAPCO peers, not to create contention.  Opinions will vary – discuss the 
issues, not personalities.
  • Defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, illegal 
materials are strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.
  • Dialogue is certainly encouraged.  Flaming, or the act of posting 
deliberately hostile messages on the forum, will not be tolerated, 
and such subscribers will be permanently removed from the Forum.

Please Add a signature tag to all posts, including your First and Last Name and email address.

  • Remember to change the subject line when introducing a new topic. 
It prevents others from scrolling through posts in which they have no 
  • Conduct discussions of a personal nature between members, rather 
than on the Forum. When you wish a direct reply, state this in your 
  • Use caution when discussing products, service providers and others 
in general. Information posted on the Forum may subject you to libel, 
slander, antitrust or other laws.
  • You may not promote your personal business, service or product. 
Members may post items for sale, or may respond to inquiries 
concerning property, for example, but may not actively promote any 
for profit activity without the express written permission of HAPCO.
  • Do not post copyrighted materials or cross-post without the express 
written permission of the copyright holder/author.
  • Attachments and photographs are not permitted.
  • Help keep the Forum uncluttered.  Send messages such as “thanks for 
the information” or “me, too” to individuals, not to the entire 
  • Do not type message in all CAPS.  This is the Internet equivalent 
of shouting.
  • Users of the forum further agree that under no circumstances shall 
the forum be utilized for purposes of solicitation of any employment, 
position, cause, issue, candidate, or institution, and that any forum 
member who utilizes email addresses of other forum members for 
purposes of solicitation shall be removed from forum use, and shall 
be liable for all costs which may accrue in effectuating termination of 
such solicitations.


– Accepts no responsibility for the messages members read on the 
Forum. They are strictly the opinions of the writers, and may or may 
not be factual or correct.
– Disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted, whether 
posted by the Association or any other party; this disclaimer 
includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
– Shall in no event be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting 
from loss of use, data, arising out of or in connection with the use 
or performance of any information posted on this site.
– Is subject to system maintenance by its ISP provider, which can 
impact the Forum.
– Reserves the right in its sole discretion, without notice, to 
terminate the Forum at any time.
– Is not responsible for technical issues such as the loss of email, 
failure of email to process through the Forum, computer viruses, etc.

– Reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate

Forum membership without notice.
Steve Scarpello
Hapco Forum Admin