Recently there have been a number of posts that have appeared in category areas where it is questionable if the subject really is pertinent to the category. We are NOT going to Force members as to where they make their post, but we will Strongly Suggest where they should be posted and Why
Spine-Health has been divided into different Category sections for valid reasons. The definition and separation of topics provides an easier method for members looking for data. These categories and major topics were put together with a joint effort between Spine-Health and the member community so as to be as open minded as possible.
When a new member registers they will receive a welcome email and a message that lays out these categories. (this is a new feature , so some newer members may not have seen this, but I post it in the New Members category)
So, if a new member wants to find something about Oxycontin, they are going to look in the Treatment section and
When they want something about Cervical problems, they will
look in Pain under Neck Pain: Cervical.
When members post items about a specific topic and place it in a category/forum that really doesn't apply to, it makes it difficult for other members to follow.
The purpose of setting up these categories and then main forum topics was to make it easier for everyone to find information. If information is scattered all over the forum, it makes it much more difficult to find. One of the major complaints with this forum as well as in the old forum was that it was difficult to find a specific post on a specific topic.
If everyone followed these guidelines, it would make our task so much easier as where to direct members regarding certain topics.
Recently, topic posts, specifically dealing with medications (Oxy,Methadone,etc) have surfaced in almost every category. I really do hope that this trend stops and posts are made in the areas which make the most sense.
From time to time, the Admin and Moderator team will look at the entire site and will move Forums/Topics/Posts where they will be beneficial to the entire member community.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation with this matter
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences