About a month ago there was a lot of turmoil on these forums. Many of the folks responsible for that have left the forum. This has allowed the forums to return back to the objective of helping all members.
What happened during that period has been and reviewed several times. As such, we are in the process of adding some new rules to our forums.
We have had members who have read the rules and know just how to bend things without breaking one. To the owners and moderators they are just trouble makers with new desire to help people, but instead cause only problems.
Basically, we will be adding rules to address those types of members. Those that are not in the best interest of Spine-Health and only want to cause dissension and unrest. Members found doing that will be treated as appropriate and banned from Spine-Health.
There has also been some bashing and bad-mouthing the moderator team. This moderator team acts with the Spine-Health's consent and permission. Therefore we are an extension of Spine-Health. As such, insults, bad-mouthing and/or bashing the moderator team will be considered as a direct insult to the Spine-Health organization. Member found doing that will be treated as appropriate and banned from Spine-Health.
Do not take this as any threat. It is our intention to keep this site safe and enjoyable for everyone. We are only trying to cut down on those folks whose objective is to cause problems.
I have always told members that if there is something negative that needs to be said, say in private and off the public forums. That is what private messaging is about.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences