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Linda196

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Welcome to a quick review of our agreement and rules
« on: September 26, 2012, 07:08:26 AM »
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« Last Edit: September 26, 2012, 03:34:08 PM by Linda196 »
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Re: Welcome to a quick review of our agreement and rules
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 07:20:16 AM »
RULES

We wish for these forums to be a warm and welcoming experience; users helping users in a friendly helpful manner.

  • Abuse will not be tolerated. Advertisements and/or donation requests will be removed. The term advertisements also includes direct links to any site offering product or service for sale. The name of the site for informational purposes may be permitted, but not a direct link.
  • Due to the volatility of the subjects, we discourage the discussion of politics and religion on the forum boards. Unsolicited email to forum members suggesting they try a product is also against our rules.
  • Please remember that anything you choose to share, including items in your profile, become public, so be mindful of what you post. No member should ever include any of their own personal information in their posts and under no circumstances should one member post another member's personal information on the forum boards, including email addresses.
  • If a brand name of a supplement or alternative medication is posted by a member, that member must also note that anyone wanting info can request it by PMing that member, and no other promotions of that product can be posted. Note that Sjogren's World does not endorse any of the methods or suggestions in these forums; these are suggestions by Sjogren's patients and board users. It is always best to check with your doctor before trying new things.
The information in these forums are not intended as a substitute for the proper medical care for patients. It is a platform for patients to share information only. Information presented here is often a matter of opinion. Medical information can be outdated rapidly. Please consult your medical professional for any treatments and diagnoses.

Check this forum now and then for important information and news about Sjogren's World and the Sjogren's community in general.

More details regarding specific types of posts can be found in other threads on this board.

We hope you enjoy being a part of Sjogren's World.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2012, 03:32:57 PM by Linda196 »
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