Message Board Guidelines


Please read the following rules and guidelines very carefully. By proceeding to post, chat or blog you agree to these guidelines and must obey them at all times. Refusal to obey these guidelines will result in the appropriate responsive actions.



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Protocols for chat shall be in accordance with the chat netiquette guidelines.     


Breaking one or more of these Rules of Conduct can result in disciplinary actions that could consist of one the following: receiving a warning letter asking you to comply with our guidelines, moderation of your posts before they can go through to the message board, temporarily or permanently expelling you from the chat room, disabling your blog, and/or being temporarily or permanently banned from this website.

1) There will be no use of profanity. Please keep foul language to a minimum, any excessive uncalled for language will be removed and you will receive a final warning.

2) There will be no racial, ethnic, gender based insults or any other personal discrimination.

3) There will be no posts meant to offend or hurt any other member, in a manner which is offensive or inflammatory.

4) Spamming is not permitted; please keep all your posts as constructive and on topic. Duplicate posts is considered spam; duplicate posts in more than one forum are not permitted.

5) Pornography, warez, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be linked in any shape or form.

6) All posts are the responsibility of the poster.

  • The Stroke Network is not responsible for the content of what a member posts.
  • The Stroke Network has the right to edit questionable posts and make an alteration or deletion of text. 
  • Posts may be deleted for any reasons the Administrators deems reasonable.

7) Members may not argue with the Administrator's decision publicly. In private, disagreements must be kept civil.

8) Any and all complaints directed at an administrator must first address them via PM.

  • If the problem can not be resolved, then the member can request the Administrator to forward the issue to Executive Management. 
  • Executive management will review the situation and will make or change any and/or all final decisions.

 9) Pictures in the Gallery or on your profile page may be posted as long as they are not offensive or sexually explicit. The maximum photo size for your profile page is set to 300px by 300px or 150 kb.

10) Signatures may not exceed the maximum of 3 lines.

  • Links are not allowed in signatures.
  • Photographs are not allowed in signatures.
  • If your signature is deemed unacceptable by staff, you will be requested by an administrator to change it. Failure to comply with their request will result in removal of your signature.

11) Advertising (unless approved) of commercial-related products are forbidden.

12) No soliciting of funds, donations or pledges is allowed for any reason what so ever.

13) The source of all posted professional or imported material (medical information, articles, poetry, etc.) must be properly credited.

14) Remember to post in the correct forum.

  • Take your time to look at other topics and see where your topic should go.
  • If your topic is placed in the wrong forum, it will be moved to the correct forum by an administrator.

15) If a topic is recognized as being posted in the wrong forum, or if the post is a violation of our guidelines then please contact a moderator via PM; please do not respond publicly to the member - a member of staff will do what is required upon contact.

  • Any person/s who attempts to present themselves as a Stroke Network staff member by posting negatively to a member's topic (which has been posted in error and requires locking or moving to another forum) will be sent a PM warning and placed into moderation queue upon further actions.

16) Any impersonation of a member from these forums, in any mode of communication, is strictly prohibited and will result in a banning.

17) Linked and locked topics are pruned regularly to reduce page clutter.

  • If you have a question about where your topic went, please PM an Administrator before starting a new topic asking where it went, or posting a duplicate of the original topic.
  • We will be happy to provide you with a link to the new location, or a reason why it was locked and/or removed.

 18) If you are linking to external content, you should link directly to that content.

19) Photos are allowed on the message board only if the photo is needed to make your post make sense. All photos are welcome in our gallery.

Violation of any of these rules will result in consequences determined on a case-by-case basis.

Thank you for choosing The Stroke Network and we hope you enjoy your stay.

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