Thursday, 1 October 2015

Rules of Conduct


What are the do's and importantly don'ts of posting a comment.

All comments being moderated. This means they are slow to arrive and depending on content may not arrive at all. 

Some we may remove even after posting, because we have not thought the issue through enough. If we have time we may redact them.

We are not here to be punchbags and we may bite back, because we are not wet blankets. 

The views present on this Blog are those of the authors and have nothing to do with QMUL

We do not do the blog by Committee....We are human and we make Mistakes

We may have moments of bad judgement and we apologise for this

We do not get paid by Pharma for doing this Blog
(However. see our conflicts and judge accordingly....)

Pharma do not control the content...this is based on current research news. We do not control this.

All contributors do so Voluntarily.
We are not all Seasoned Campaigners and being rude to People
New to the Blog, May mean they never return.

We do not monitorize the Blog.
We do not make money from the Blog
  • Do Not Advertise
  • Do Not Include Secret Links
  • Do Not Include Links to Commercial sites
  • Do Not have links in your Webname 
Such Posts will be deleted if they are not already caught by the Spam .

Explain what the link means, as we have to check them

It really helps if you do not start your post...
Amazing are so ace etc, etc as this is normally followed by "read myblog at website" or "come buy my product" and as we can not see the whole post until it is launched and posted, if a post starts with too much praise it may not see the light as these posts are spammed

We accept that sometimes we may be fooled into giving plugs 
  • Do not libel
Be careful of accusations that you make.

We have fought hard to keep the option of "anonymous comments".
 However, if push comes to shove even Google will give you up, as most emails/posts are traceable and it can be an criminal offence to troll.

  •  No Trolls Please, you make the blog an unpleasant experience

You may be very disgruntled with neuro X or person Y or place Z that but please do not identify anybody or place related to any dubious thought, activity or practice. They may have no right of reply and you could be committing libel.
  • Use Dr X, Dr Y. etc. You are making a comment and not a vendetta. 
  • You can make gushy comments that are complementary. Ego enlargement is OK, however destructive comments are not welcome.
We realise that some people are seen as heros others less so we will try not to burst too many bubbles.
  • Be constructive, even when you are making a negative comment. (This does not mean they have to be bland, we all enjoy a good debate)
    • Don't shoot the messenger
    We realise that progress is not fast enough but we do not control the process 
      • This is not a soap box (OK it is our soap box)
      • If you have a long post maybe best to write and cut and paste as comments can be word limited
      Please remember to think what detail you provide about yourself if you post under a name (remember it does not have to be your real name, however it you post with a name you get a persona).

      •  This is a not a private consultation, keep your comments general. We can not do consultatations and without your notes and history it is difficult to give advice anyway.
      •  Please be patient. We try and answer comments but some will slip through the net. Some of the bloggers launching the comments are not qualified to answer them and answers may be slow.
      •  If you don't understand, ask the question! Don't be afraid of the "stupid question" because if you don't understand there will be many other readers that do not understand also. Doing this as "anonymous" should hide your embarrassment if there is an easy answer. If there is an easy answer this may be forthcoming from an MSer.
      We are UK centric this is what we know better, but our readers are global. Please excuse my bad Engrish, especially my phone posts

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