We encourage exchanging ideas, including differences of opinion. We enjoy the debating, but we'll take down any posts that attack or harass an individual.
We embrace the power of each individual. We look for a diverse collection of thoughts, ideas, and opinions, all with a sense of humor and good will. Content that includes discrimination, cultural insensitivity, or defamation has no place here.
Children with Diabetes members expect a clean, frank environment for comfortable interaction. We'll remove posts, comments, member names, and subject lines containing profanity, sexually graphic, violent, abusive or offensive material, which may include religious or political content.
Naturally, we'll remove anything that suggests or encourages illegal, inappropriate or dangerous behavior (and in the case of illegal, we'd need to take other action). Also, we'll remove any advertising or solicitation, both personal and commercial. This includes links to web site affiliate programs, regardless of the product mentioned, and unapproved promotions of studies or research of any kind. Members wanting to post a link to a research study need to use our Feedback Form to request approval. If you want to advertise within this site, see Advertising and Sponsorship.
Messages promoting any product sold via multi-level marketing will be deleted, as will users who continue to post such messages will be permanently banned. (See MLM Watch.)
Messages promoting products without scientific support in the treatment of type 1 diabetes (e.g., vitamins, exotic fruit juices, homeopathy, etc.), or messages advocating 'miracle cures' or similar claims, are not permitted and will be deleted immediately, along with the user who posted them.
The CWD editorial team has sole discretion about what constitutes inappropriate content.
Post only those items readers will enjoy or find useful. Avoid posting the same message in more than one topic area. We'll remove spam or other junk mail along with the user who posted. And you'll need to have permission to post any copyrighted content, including images.
Stay on topic. Good contributions help the entire community by providing relevant, insightful information or asking important questions. If your post contains anything unrelated to the topic of the forum or article, it may be removed.
Please don't post any personal information or images that you don't want the world to know -- your own, a child's or anyone else's. Remember the public nature of the community, in posts and signatures, and limit references to full names and identifiable characteristics that could be used to identify or locate an individual, especially children.
We encourage our members to be safe, while enjoying the benefits of our community.
A Note About User Accounts
As a matter of policy, we do not remove user accounts or delete messages. Please be mindful of this as you post information about yourself and your family. What you post here will stay here.
Last updated on March 21, 2013.
Although you must join to participate, the Children with Diabetes Forums is still viewable to the public, which means your information is viewable and searchable to the public, too. Please use caution if sharing details about yourself, your family/child. Also be aware that referencing other people's full names and locations in your posts is publically searchable; we suggest using truncated names (Dr. S instead of Dr. Smith) as an alternative.
Do Not Post Personal Contact Information
Especially in connection to details about your children, we recommend that you keep your personal e-mail address and phone number to yourself and do not post in the forums. We encourage you to use the Private Messaging system instead, which never exposes your personal email to anyone.
Member Names And Signatures
Please do not use personal contact information as your member name or in your signature. Also use caution if you decide to include details about your family and/or work, as that information is searchable to the public. The purpose of the forums is support and education, so please limit links; commercial links are prohibited and will be removed.
Sadly, there are people who present themselves as someone else when using online forums. For your protection, as well as your family's, please use caution when developing online relationships.
You may find the following online resources to be helpful:
Last updated on March 21, 2013.
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