Every forum site has its own setup and rules. In addition, each forum site has different guidelines on how to make the most of your initial posts.
- Create a one sentence thread saying cant wait to meet everyone. While that is a nice greeting, it does not provide the member community with any information about yourself. It is so important on this forum site that new members provide detailed information so that other members can try to help. When we see new threads for approval that do not have any detail, we attach a set of instructions to help beef up their thread.
- State one or two sentences and end it with Does anyone have something like this? Again, we need enough medical details about your condition. Plus, more importantly for this one, please use the SEARCH facility so that you can find out just how many other people have similar problems. This way you can start reading about others that have something like you do, instead of waiting for people to respond to your thread.
- Ask for analysis if your MRI. This is probably the number 1 violation we see. It tells me that not that many new members read the forum rules. If they did, they wouldn't be asking the questions about their MRI
- Asking Should I have ....... Essentially you are asking for medical advice based on your condition. There is no one on the Spine-Health forum side of this site that is medically qualified to provide such answers.
- Abbreviated text. This is an ongoing problem we see from new and seasoned members. There is more than enough medical acronyms to learn, so not using the Phone short abbreviated text words would be so very helpful.
- Posting external URLs. Please run any external URL past the moderator team. There are many rules about external links. While some may seem innocent, imbedded there could be problems.
- If you don't no ASK
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences