December 22, 2008

Blog Moderation Policy Statement

Filed under: — Lee Ann @ 11:59 pm
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Authority: This blog is moderated occasionally and posteriorly buy me, Lee Ann Thill. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.

Complementarity: Comments posted on this Blog should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

Confidentiality: Please remember that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.

Comments: If you’re a first-time commenter here at The Butter Compartment, your comment will be saved until approved by me. Once I have approved your comment, all subsequent comments will be automatically published. Occasionally, the spam filter ‘catches’ a legitimate comment, regardless of whether or not the person submitting it has previously commented. I read through the spam comments on a regular basis to approve any such comments. If you leave a comment, and it does not appear, this is probably the case. If you are concerned that a comment has not appeared, please feel free to notify me, so I can take action.

Please leave comments that are honest and relevant to the topic at hand. Internet users commenting on my blog must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

Any comment that appears to be a masked sales pitch or insincere in any way will not be published regardless of whether or not you have left previously published comments.

You are invited to provide resources (references, links, …) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant. Links that are relevant to posts and related discussions are allowed, but I will determine whether or not it is relevant based on the subject and its context. Regardless of whether or not you’ve had previously published comments here, I will edit comments to remove links to commercial sites as I do not want to explicitly or implicitly endorse a product or service of which I have no personal knowledge and/or first-hand experience. I do not participate in link exchanges, as described in the Disclosure Policy.

I appreciate good debate, so if you disagree with my point of view, I welcome your comments, questions and counter point of view. I only ask that you be respectful to me and others, and refrain from being hostile.

I curse so I don’t mind if you curse within reason. Context is everything, so if the cursing seems excessive, as determined by me and my standards, or if it seems out of context, I will edit your comment. If I edit cursing out of a comment, I will do my best to preserve the essence of the comment.

Comments are published in good faith that the person writing them is who they claim to be, however please be advised that I cannot verify the identity or credentials of those who leave comments. I am not responsible for the outcome if you follow the advice or recommendations left in comments by other readers. It is the reader’s responsibility to check with their healthcare team regarding any changes they might be considering based on information they read on this blog that could impact their health. If you are a health professional leaving a comment with medical information, please identify your status as a medical professional, and where relevant, please identify sources.

While infrequent, should I ever quote a comment, here or elsewhere, I will always credit the author.

My ultimate goal is to protect the integrity of this blog by filtering out spam or any offensive or unrelated content. If you have additional comments, concerns or questions regarding my comment policy, please don’t hesitate to post here or email me.

I reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment I o be judge inappropriate for any reason.

Last modified: September 2010

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