ThetNet World Wide Web Posting Policy

I. ThetNet Home Page

II. Sectional Home Page Postings

III. HTML Support

IV. Server Administration/Server Controls

V. Page Standards


I. ThetNet Home Page

Policy

The ThetNet Team will maintain the ThetNet Home Page. This page will include hypertext pointers to:

  • Different sections of the page
  • Other ThetNet WWW pages
  • Other Thetford Internet sites
  • Other Global Internet Resources

The ThetNet Team will not create a link from the first or second level of the ThetNet site, unless that linked page conforms to the ThetNet standards for second level pages.

Procedure

Items will be added to the ThetNet site at the discretion of the ThetNet Team or approved WebMasters. However, items will be removed from the ThetNet Home page at the request of any member of the ThetNet Steering Committee.

Items on the ThetNet Home page must support the mission of; facilitating the delivery of objective information to Thetford residents.

Requests to add links to the ThetNet Home page should be blitzed to the ThetNet WWW Administrator. At their discretion the link will be added to the ThetNet Home Page HMTL file.


II. Sectional Home Page Postings

Two WWW servers are supporting ThetNet's Internet services. One is unrestricted and allows interaction with Internet users anywhere in the world (External Server). The other server is restricted to the ThetNet community only (Internal Server). Two policy sets guide the use of these servers.


External/Unrestricted Server

The ThetNet HTTP server (that allows for external access by Web browsers), is targeted at marketing ThetNet to the outside world as well as gathering information for and distributing information from, ThetNet projects to the external community. The ThetNet Image is at stake.

Posting Policy

All material posted to this server must conform to institutional policy and procedure with respect to publishing documents. Any section or institutional affiliate of the Thetford can request HTML files to be added to (and indexed in) the ThetNet HTTP server. The request will be granted if they present a modest case for why they should distribute or receive information on a www server. Thetford Group members that are currently responsible for the pubishing of institutional information can be authorized to post pages directly to the ThetNet www server themselves. They will be given privileges for only the directories that they are responsible for. Authorization will need to be submitted in writing to the ThetNEt Steering Committee from that groups Chairperson. Each page must clearly document the responsible person and date of last change at the bottom. Content is the responsibility of the poster and must conform to legal and ethical standards, including laws and policies governing copyright, libel, sexual harassment and pornography. ThetNet is not responsible for the content. All page authors posting information to the ThetNet internet must endeavor to keep the site current. A content review should occur quarterly. The "last modified" date should be updated to reflect this review.

Approval Process

Pages will be added to the ThetNet HTTP server at the discretion of the ThetNet WWW server administrator or the authorized author. Items will be removed from the ThetNet HTTP server at the request of any member of the ThetNet Steering Committee. Individual or personal pages will not be included (generally, personal servers should be pointed to by a local class/program home page). Pages will be posted once a week.

Posting Procedure

Users wishing to have the ThetNet WebMaster post information on this server must E-mail the properly named HTML files (as enclosures) to the ThetNet WWW Administrator. The administrator will view these files to verify appropriateness and then post for the world. If the administrator feels that the files are not appropriate for the Unrestricted server they not will be posted. The section/affiliate will be able to appeal to the ThetNet Steering Committee. When updates are required or requested the author will email replacement files to the administrator. If a section/affiliate neglects to maintain their page it will be deleted.

Appeals

If a section/affiliate was blocked from posting their files on the unrestricted server, they can convene a meeting of the ThetNet Steering Committee for a judgment.


The Restricted WWW Server

The Internal/Restricted Server is intended to provide information dissemination and gathering within the ThetNet affiliated organizations.

Posting Policy

  • Any ThetNet affiliated organization can have a home page and other hyper text files added to the ThetNet Restricted server.
  • Individual or personal pages will not be included. Generally, personal servers should be pointed to by a local class/program home page.
  • Each page must clearly document the responsible person and date of last change at the bottom. That person must be employed by ThetNet/LHC.
  • Authors can be authorized to post pages directly to the Unrestricted www server themselves. They will be given privileges for only the directories that they are responsible for. Authorization will need to be submitted in writing to the ThetNet Team from an Administrative Director of the affiliated organization that the person is authorized to represent that class/program, section or division over the Internet.
  • Content is the responsibility of the poster and must conform to legal and ethical standards, including laws and policies governing copyright, libel, sexual harassment and pornography. ThetNet is not responsible for content.
  • HTML files will be added to the ThetNet server by authorized staff.
  • Pages will be posted once a week.

All page authors posting information to the ThetNet internet must endeavor to keep the site current. A content review should occur regularly. The "last modified" date should be updated to reflect this review.

Posting Procedure

Users wishing the ThetNet Webmaster to post information on this server must E-mail the properly named HTML files (as enclosures) to the ThetNet WWW Administrator. The administrator will view these files to verify appropriateness and then post.

If the administrator feels that the files are not appropriate for the restricted server they will be not be posted. The class/program/community group/affiliate will be able to appeal to the ThetNet Steering Committee. When updates are required or requested the author will email replacement files to the administrator. If a group neglects to maintain their page it will be deleted.

Appeals

If a section was blocked from posting their files on the restricted server, they can convene a meeting ThetNet Steering Committee.


III. HTML Support

ThetNet will provide classes (according to demand) in Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML) (based on the Claris Home Page editor) for users. The Community Calendnar will list the classes.


IV. Server Administration/Server Controls

ThetNet HTTP server administrators will be determined by the ThetNet Team. They will be the only individuals issued password access to the two HTTP servers. They will be the only individuals authorized to modify the ThetNet Home Page. A single person will be appointed to maintain the file structure in both of the ThetNet HTTP servers. The administrator will also be responsible to manage a email box dedicated to that function.


V. Page Standards

  • ThetNet second level pages must have a white background. Deeper pages should conform to stadards set by the organization being represented.
  • All ThetNet pages should have a horizontal line, the last modified date and the name or email address of the responsible party.
  • All pages must adhere to legal standards for published documents.
  • Harassing, liabel, and obscene documents are forbidden.
  • Identifying photos of children are not allowed to be posted on the Internet.


Last Updated August, 1998 (Bill Weyrick)