With new members have you ever asked that question?
With regular members, you asked that question but IF you did WHAT ---
And with many seasoned members, you asked the question, but just didnt want to do it.....
Something is wrong with this picture! And I need to take responsibility for part of this. When I first became a Spine-Health moderator back in 2006/7, my major emphasis was to take on a role of a teacher. I wanted to show people how to use the forums, how to post their avatars, how to include a photo and how to get the most out of the various medical sections of the site.
Down the line, as the site grew, problems cropped up which we really didnt see before. That role of being a teacher started to be becoming a Policeman. First it was Trolls, then CHAT room bandits, Spammers, Mud-Slingers, Solicitors, Members being doctors, etc We tried to enforce rules to reduce some of those problems. By doing this we did cut back on many problem areas, but I am afraid we also made it more difficult for some members to post.
If I post this, would the monitor team edit it remove some of my words, send me a PM because I did something to violate forum rules
That thought process my team will turn around. Sure, we will still clamp down on those major forum violators, but in terms of members asking questions, providing insight about a problem , discussing options, I want to see more of this coming from members and freely coming from members.
This is not a carte-blanch to hang a sign saying 'The doctor is in, what do you need to know?'
Members here are responsible people, you came here for a reason, what we need to do is to make sure you continue to stay here for those same reasons and grow.
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences