Forum rules

Before you start commenting, please take the time to read the forum rules and guidelines. It is important that you understand and follow these, as it is the best way to keep both yourself and other people happy with the discussions in the forum.

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Please be aware of ‘Netiquette’ and treat people as reasonable people would like to be treated in real life. The forum is managed by a group of volunteer moderators who generously donate their time to help the forum run smoothly. Please respect them.

The Pre-hospital Research Forum was developed to encourage a friendly and safe environment for discussion and learning. This is also a public forum, so the way members present themselves reflects on both the individual and the forum.

Don’t make inflammatory posts or threads just to ‘stir up’ the forum. Don’t exaggerate just to make a point. Respect your fellow forum members, and don’t vent your frustrations at them. We have a legal obligation to remove any posts that may be defamatory. This basically means that if you say anything that might lower or damage an identifiable person’s reputation, it will be removed (regardless of whether or not it is true). Even if you do not actually name the individual, other information shared may achieve the same result.

While debate and discussion are fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, profanity (or attempts to bypass profanity filters), insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Never post negative threads about other forum members. Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning.

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We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

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Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or such like.

Members are asked only to post in English, as this is an English speaking community.

Members should post in a way which is consistent with “normal writing”. That is, users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. !!! and ???) in topic titles or posts.

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The forum reserves the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules.

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