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Below are the basic rules of the board. Generally speaking users who break these rules will get two warnings, and if there is a third rule violation they will be banned from the boards. Serious board violations can result in an immediate ban. The rules are as follows:

Board Moderators: This is a moderated bulletin board and all Moderators are volunteers who have a wide variety of backgrounds, work experience and skills. None of our Moderators should be considered trained medical professionals. At least one Moderator or Administrator visits the board on a daily basis (normally several Moderators visit this board daily). To become a Moderator you must be an Advanced Member, and either volunteer or be nominated by an existing board Moderator. The existing Moderators will then vote on whether to approve you as a Moderator, and the basis for this vote will be the nominee's adherence and understanding of the board's rules (above), and the nominee's ability to interact well with other forum members.


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Users who post on this board should do so with the aim of providing true and correct information to the best of their knowledge, and when possible reference the sources of any health/medical claims made.

The Moderators reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment or post that violate these rules and guidelines.

Last modification date : [February 27, 2014]

  • 1) Do not be abusive or otherwise out of line towards other board members. Show respect for each board member, no matter what you think of their views. This is not a place to quarrel.
  • 2) Do not promote your own business or products, Web site, blog, Facebook, Twitter (or other personal sites) in posts or personal messages--even if they offer free services. The proper place to post personal information is in your profile area here, not in your signature block or in posts. This includes using this board to gather information via surveys, marketing-related questions or other means.
  • 3) Do not spam the boards (i.e., post the same thing in multiple topics or areas of the board to bring more attention to your post), or bump posts up to bring more attention to them (Wikipedia definition of "bumping": Someone wishing to keep a thread on this first page, or bring an old thread back to it will post a reply to it purely to do this).
  • 4) No Trolling. Wikipedia definition of trolling: "In Internet terminology, a troll is often someone who comes into an established community such as an online discussion forum, and posts inflammatory, rude, repetitive or offensive messages designed intentionally to annoy or antagonize the existing members or disrupt the flow of discussion, including the personal attack of calling others trolls. Often, trolls assume multiple aliases, or sock puppets."
  • 5) Any claims you make here should be based on legitimate sources, or be expressed as opinion, experience, or inquiry. You should remain on topic and be consistent with the theme of the forum as a whole.