Forum Post and Comment Rules, Information & Etiquette
The information on this page refers to all visitor-created content found throughout our site. Visitor-created content can be identified by their pages’ links to and from contribution forms such as the ones linked from this page.
Our forums are moderated occasionally. Initial contributions must be approved by us before they go live, but comments added to existing posts are moderated after they are posted. Moderators are volunteers. Internet users posting comments in our forums should not be considered as health professionals.
Comments posted on this blog should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.
Internets users commenting in our forums must behave with respect and honesty at all times.
Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.
Internet users commenting in our forums must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge. We invite you to provide resources (references, links, …) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant.
Moderators reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment they would judge inappropriate.
The following guidelines were adapted from the information provided by education.com to help ensure a safe and pleasant experience within our site…
Use Computer Courtesy
Whether a person is sending an email, chatting in a chat room or speaking in a forum, it is important to be courteous and respectful of others online. Always treat others how you would like to be treated.
No matter what forum, writing in all capital letters is considered SHOUTING and is considered very rude. A word or two in caps is fine, but please don’t shout.
Pay Attention to Language Issues
Improper, inappropriate or bad language may get a participant kicked out or permanently banned from contributing to our blogs. It is also important to remember people from other countries may be participating in the conversation and language barriers may be an issue.
Think Before Posting
It is important to note that what is posted online is permanent. Be mindful of the information you contribute.
Keep Personal Information Private
Identity theft is a rapidly growing concern, so you should not divulge any sensitive information such as account numbers, social security numbers, phone numbers, etc. Children should never post private information online.
Obey Copyright Laws
Obey copyright laws. Don’t steal!
Help Internet Newbies
Be patient and helpful with others. Remember, everyone was a newbie once.
[ Last editorial review/modification of this page : 08/22/2016]