MEpedia:Moderation and blocking

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This page has been created in order to ensure that moderation and blocking rules are easy to find/see for users.

Moderation rules

The following actions may result in moderation or blocking of a user at the discretion of a majority of admins or any super-admin at any time:

  • Any persistent refusal to employ science or editorial guidelines, including but not limited to:
    • inserting demonstrably false information
    • repeatedly inserting unverifiable, unsourced information (opinion in place of facts)
    • repeated use of emotional and inflammatory language in posts
  • Removing a significant amount of content from pages, including guideline pages
  • Spamming links to external sites and/or self-promotion
  • Inserting nonsense or gibberish into pages
  • Name-calling, one-upsmanship, edit wars, and other harassing or intimidating behaviors
  • Using multiple accounts after being blocked temporarily, or in any other way attempting to circumvent the blocking process
  • Unacceptable username

Temporary and permanent blocks

A temporary block is one month.

The User may receive two temporary blocks before they are blocked permanently from ME-pedia.

BNBR is the first and most important rule

Above all, remember BNBR: be nice, be respectful. There are humans on the other end of your internet connection.

A cooperative environment is the only kind that thrives. Be good to each other.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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