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My moderator team has tried to provide every new member with the information they need to start understanding the layout of Spine-Health and how to make effective threads.
But I also understand human nature and when it comes to reading the rules, the regulations, the guidelines, etc, so much of that is ignored. We can not force anyone to read all of that, but I can say that a good number of initial threads need to be edited by my team or go by without any follow on posts.
The number one thing that new members need to do when making their introductions, is to keep it short and provide the member community with the information that we need to help you.
When a thread goes on for one/two/three screens without a page break, I can guarantee you that people do not read it all. In fact, many people will look at the thread initially, but after seeing the length, they just stop reading.
Think of your initial thread the same way you would do making a resume.
Short, to the point, explain why and keep the readers attention.
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences