I have noticed lately that there seems to be a bit of confusion regarding some of the forum rules and internet ettiquete. So I am going to post clarification on some points.
- Hijacking - Everyone does it. Heck I've even done it a few times myself! But the proper way to get your questions answered is to create your own post. Hijacking a thread simply means that you post on another posters post about
a different question then what the original poster wanted to know. For example, we have a poster that wants to know about
Asacol and you go on that post and start talking about
6mp/Imuran or Prednisone. This defeats the purpose of the original poster that is trying to find information for himself/herself. This is not a capital offense!
But more of a common courtesy.
- Searching for old topics - Use the Google bar above and NOT the HW search function. The Google search bar works wonderfully while the HW search is a bit iffy. So please look for old topics before creating a new post to find information for yourself. Many of these older posts can be very informative and can answer many of your questions. We get a lot of repeat questions and some of the veteran members can get tired of repeat questions. But if you can not find what you are looking for then by all means, create a new post.
- Moderators - We are not superhumans.
We do not get paid for being moderators - we are volunteers. We have a life and families. We can not be on here 24/7. We can not read every single post - though we do try! We are sufferers the same as you. Many of us mods even have several other health conditions to contend with (myself included). So it can be tough sometimes to come online and read every single post. The Uc forum is the second largest and busiest forum on HW that is why we have so many moderators. But we rely on the veteran members or even regular members to help other members in regards to forum rules and 'net ettiquete. They have been around HW long enough to confidently tell our newly diagnosed the rules. It doesn't have to come from the moderators. We are simply here to keep the peace, help when we can and enforce HW rules. But we are very approachable and if you ever have a question or concern, do NOT hesitate to contact us via email. Our email addresses are under our forum names.
I think that about covers the main topics I wanted to discuss. Feel free to add to this post if you have a question or concern.
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
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Post Edited (Red_34) : 3/24/2009 8:31:42 AM (GMT-6)