As you know I have nothing but praise for what you have done in this thread. I would like to suggest that something along these lines also be included so that we all understand the rules of this forum and the protocol to be followed to resolve administrative matters should they arise.
What Are the Forum Rules? Refer to: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=46&m=106997
What Are the Responsibilities of a Forum Moderator? Refer to: https://www.healingwell.com/community/moderators.aspx
1. Foster a sense of community , caring and responsiveness in your assigned forum. This can be done easily by getting involved in discussions, responding to posts (especially those no one else reponds to), and offering your support. NOTE: You do not have to reply to every post (this would be downright exhausting for some forums!).
2. Monitor your forum for abusive posts, unauthorized spam or advertisements, copyright infringements, any sort of harrassment, and any other violations of the forum rules and edit or delete posts that violate these rules (login first, then click on the "Edit" or "Delete" icon found at the top right hand corner of each message post). Use Admin alerts to send reports to the forum administrator for serious and "repeat" offenders, or questionable posts you aren't sure about.
3. Participate in the private Forum Moderator's forum. Only current moderator's have access to this forum, visible at the bottom of the main forum listing. This is the place to post questions, concerns, problems, ask for help, get feedback and input from your fellow moderators. It is a good idea to visit this forum regularly to keep updated with changes in the forums.
4. Read the Moderator's FAQs. This will save yourself and the administrator some time regarding some of the more frequently asked questions that arise for moderators. This is a private, read-only forum for moderators only.
Optional: Some moderators have set up regular chats for their forums, this is NOT required for moderators. If you choose to host chats, please post chat times in the calendar and in your assigned forum. There are no moderator tools available in the chat rooms, but you can use the Admin alert link at the bottom of the chat window to send notices to the forum administrator.
On the above referenced website, there is a list of all of the HealingWell moderators, includ Kitt. Her e-mail address is shown there and I encourage all members to e-mail her and discuss with her privately any administrative concerns they may have and not on this forum which is open to the public.
If all else fails, there is also the option to contact the HealingWell Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Waite is the Founder/Editor of HealingWell and we have much to be thankful for considering his efforts in creating and keeping this website healthy and vital. However, it is the responsibility of the members to do their part--the information we get here is invaluable for PCa patients and it doesn't cost us a dime!