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Changes to Forum Rules

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.

Thank you.

Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com


  • I'm not sure what these recent comments are in reference too, however , if either of you have any questions or concerns, my private message box is open.
  • PamhoffcaPPamhoffca Posts: 163
    edited 09/03/2013 - 7:11 PM
    I've had a virtual hand slap or two for rule violations. Not a problem. I learn from it and try to improve my comments going forward. I just appreciate others being there for me and want to pay it forward in my own little way.
    CA Wife and Mom, 55, L5-S1 Microdiscectomy on 7/12/13
  • me included.....not here, but on other forums. It's really not a big deal, it is just that the rules are there and we all have to do our best to abide by them.
    It sure makes our jobs easier not to have to go in and edit and remove stuff, so thank you all for understanding. We do appreciate your help and understanding.
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