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Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:

Dear Members,

Our WebMD communities are a wonderful place where members find friendship, support, insight and share ideas. However, there are occasions when a post that is made violates WebMD's Terms and Conditions .

While using our boards you may come across a flame war (a series of insulting posts) or simply a disruptor (called a "troll" in internet-speak because they "troll" message boards or chat-rooms simply to cause trouble) or someone trying to sell their products, and the list goes on. None of these behaviors are allowed at WebMD, and if any of these things appear on our communities, we want to know about it right away. We rely on our members to help WebMD maintain a safe and comfortable environment where everyone feels at home.

Here are some of the other T&C violations you will want to report:

  • Spam
  • Advertising
  • Personal Attacks (disagreement is NOT an attack)
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Inappropriate Member Nicknames
  • Use of inappropriate slang and/or masked/veiled profanity
  • Members discussing their personal physicians by name
  • Members who identify themselves as under 13 year of age
  • Too much personally identifying information (phone numbers, home addresses, etc)
  • Posts containing links to inappropriate sites (pornography, etc.)
  • Posts which are nothing more than erotica or soliciting cyber sex.
  • Someone planning suicide and needs our help


The best way to handle any such problem on our exchanges is to not reply. Instead, you can help your community by alerting the WebMD Community Moderator staff. We've recently added a wonderful, new tool which allows members to send alerts simply by clicking on the "Report This link found below each post. You even have the opportunity to explain why you are reporting something. The moderator staff will receive that report and will review the post to determine whether or not it violates the WebMD Terms and Conditions or if the person needs crisis intervention. If the message is in violation of our rules, it will be removed along with any replies.

Please keep in mind that you should only report posts that you feel are violations of WebMD's Terms and Condition. Do not report posts simply because you disagree with the information contained within another member's post. Misuse of this tool is detectable.

Thank you for helping to keep our WebMD communities on track. It really does "take a village," and we appreciate everyone who helps us to keep our communities a great place to gather together in our quest to stay happy and healthy.

Yours in Health,

The WebMD Community Staff
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pocotaz responded:
Thank you.
 
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booch007 responded:
I know I used it once to say I wanted this to be kept for others...or starred...and discussed the meaning of the report.

I won't do it again, as it is only for problems................Nancy
 
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1carleen responded:
I was just recently diagnosed. Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome automatically go with Fibro? I believe I have had this for years..... My husband says "Now all of my symptoms make sense!" Many doctors would diagnose me with "extreme fatigue" and "extreme stress causing tension". I have had two doctors tell me to "go get a massage". I have had a miriad of mental disorders, so I thought I was crazy..... My doctor promised me this is REAL. She suggested Yoga, gentle massages, Tremadol, and a muscle relaxant. She is actually my Primary Care Dr. When she looked at all I have been going thru in the past several years, she did some bloodwork (to rule out Lupus, etc.), and called the diagnosis immediately! I guess that was the only one left. She and I are going to work together, unless she feels I need to go to a Rheumotoligist. What kind of doctor does everyone else see. My psychiatrist agreed with her diagnosis as well. The pain has lessened, but I have still had two MAJOR attacks. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
 
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to 1carleen's response:
Hi 1carleen,

They are not the same condition but some of our members do have both. However, fatigue can be part of having Fibromyalgia anyway.

I'm glad you found us and encourage you to start a new discussion on the board to introduce yourself and start talking with others. To do that, hold your cursor over the orange Post Now button on the upper right, choose 'Discussion' from the drop down menu which appears, type in your subject line and the body of the message and Submit.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
 
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npm46 responded:
Thankyou for the info.I have just signed up.I have been reading the questions and replys and thought i should talk to someone that has this chronic condition,fibromyalgia.Today is not a good day for me.I just ache and i am so tired.I just don't understand how a person can feel ok and then all of a sudden feel bad.I was diagnosed in 2000,but i am sure i have had it before. Since a bad accident i had always had a headache or migraines,but now my doctor has helped me with the headaches.yaaaa
So i am glad to be part of this community and find these statements interesting and always learning new things.
npm46
 
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to npm46's response:
Hi Npm and welcome here,

I encourage you to start a new discussion to introduce yourself to the community here so they can support you.

To do that, hold your cursor over the orange Post Now button on the upper right and choose 'Discussion' from the drop down menu which appears. Fill in the subject line and body of the message (you can ignore the poll part of it unless you want to use that) and Submit.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
 
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whyme46 replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
I was very grateful for the information that I got to read from WebMd and MeMe I didnt feel so isolated I am already been through three doctors {retired,changing practice and the last one is crazy) and am taking so much medicine I feel sick all the time I see a new doctor next week and am praying for understanding and maybe she can evaluate my situation after seven surgeries in and around my stomach and breast area,almost died once. i found the info very helpful.Thank you I will keep checking for more info again Thank you
 
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rterri responded:
I think having fibromyalgia is very terrible symptoms , after working out about after dinner I felt my muscles were on fire I applied ice it helped
 
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katmandulou replied to rterri's response:
Please start a new discussion to introduce yourself to the community here so we can help you. This is an old post about reporting abusers.
 
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suebrayt replied to katmandulou's response:
How do I start a new discussion?


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