The actual forum rules on external links read as follows:
9. Guideline for Including Links/Outside Material in Forum Posts
9.01 No posting links to advertisements or as solicitations of business.
9.02 No posting links which are not relevant to the applicable forum topic.
9.03 No posting material that infringes on the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others.
9.04 Any outside content or material directly quoted must include a reference to the location the source from which it came.
The moderator team reserves the right to edit any post
Based on many different situations, it is becoming more important that my moderator team has a chance to review all external URLs before they are published. 90% of the members who do review this, will have their URLs published without any changes.
I urge all member that before you post an external link reference check with the moderator team first.
When we see unapproved external links, we have to do an immediate review and many times without any explanations as to why the link we wind up removing them.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences