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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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kath07738 responded:
When I try to post a discusstion for Herpes and ask Terri a question I get a big 404 message that says the page I am looking for is no longer available.

I used to be able to post before you changed everything. Why I don't know., "If it ain't broke why fix it?" This new look is sooooooo confusing. I don't like it at all.

Can you tell me how to post something? Please?
 
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to kath07738's response:
Hi Kathy,

From here, hold your cursor over the orange Post Now button on the upper right and choose Discussion from the drop down menu that shows up.

If you still get that 404 error, please write in to exchangemanagment@webmd.net with the details of what you are experiencing, including your screen name, what exactly you've tried and on what exchange, your system info and browser and browser version.

Can you start a new discussion on any other exchange? And if possible, have you tried going in to your account from a different computer, or browser, or via a different internet provider? Any and all things you try and report on will help us help you. :-)
 
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An_208555 responded:
female has been diagnosed with herpes simplex 2 virus. new male friend claims he has contracted herpes simplex 1 virus from female. kissing and heavy petting going on, but no vaginal penetration, no oral sex of any kind. female has not had an active outbreak during the time of dating male.

Question 1 - does female automatically have simplex 1, just because she has been diagnosed with simplex 2?

Question 2 - without an active case, can she transmit the virus to him?


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