SREI Community Members:
We had another breach of conduct on the site recently. Dr. John Storment posted a comment which was then shared by a Member with someone outside the Community. This is not the first time this has happened as it also happened to me when we had the SREI Forum (progenitor to this on-line community).
The SREI Board of Directors (BOD) felt we had to take this recent infraction seriously. While we know what we post here in the Community could become public, we needed to strongly discourage Members from sharing posts with others outside the Community without permission from the person who posted the original comment. As a result, we updated the "Code of Conduct" (seen at the top of all of the ASRM Community pages) to include the following verbiage:
“Do not forward or share, in any way, postings from the discussion group with anyone outside the group, without first getting permission from the person who posted the original comment.”
“ASRM reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.”
Part of being a professional organization is our responsibility to self-regulate, so this we must. It is the sincere hope of the SREI BOD that we will not have to remove any members from the SREI Community because of a breach in trust, but will do so from this point forward should an infraction occur again.
The strength of the SREI Discussion Board is based upon comradery and trust. We need to feel safe in discussing topics that are important to each other and our patients. Let’s try to make certain that “what goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas” and not share what we post unless we have express permission to do so.
As always, thank you for maintaining such a vibrant Community.
Craig R. Sweet, M.D.
Embryo Donation International, P.L.
Chair, SREI IT Committee
Administrator, SREI Discussion Board