I created this thread several months ago hoping that members would read it and understand Spine-Health's position on inappropriate language.
In the past month, we have had to send out over 30 warnings to members, some of them more then once about their use of inappropriate language.
Some think its funny, unfortunately, we do not. Looking at the past 3 years the number one for members being banned from this site is because of their language.
Far more than those for all other reasons combined.
Please, lets see that in 2016, we dont need to remind members of this rule
Forum rules state...
1.01 You agree not to submit or post material that is vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable in any manner or nature to forums on Spine-health.com. This includes the use of #$%@ or XXXXX as a means to hide foul language
In addition since we are an international site words that may be ok in one country could be offensive to another country.
As trivial or harmless as some words may seem we match up against a national database of words that should not be allowed on private forums. On public forums you can say just about anything you want and there is no censorship.
Not true here. We monitor all posts for specific words, phrases or what people think is innocent (the abbreviations or blanks). and we will edit and or delete se words. Since this is a forum violation repeated offenders may be banned.
I think overall it's more portent to discuss our medical situations and dilemmas. I hope you would agree
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences