Respect for Others
The health.kioskea.net forum brings together people from different backgrounds, who have a common goal: Helping each other. Everybody who contributes toward this goal is a volunteer.
Contributors should treat one another with mutual respect. Every new message should ideally be accompanied by a polite introduction.
Here is an example of what not to post:
Give me the fees of an allergist consultation
The following is much more appreciated:
I am looking for the average fees of an allergist in London.
Thank you in advance for your reply!
Furthermore and in order to encourage users to contribute, it is generally a good idea to thank people who helped you. If you manage to find a solution to your problem in some other way, do not hesitate to post it in the forum: it might be of use to someone else!
Sometimes, users might send messages which do not directly address the question, or suggest solutions which do not seem appropriate to you. If this happens, it is appropriate to give your opinion on the issue, without rebuking those users for their replies. In general, it is recommended that forum contributors act with courtesy.
Before starting a new thread, it is recommended to use the search engine to see if a similar problem has not already been discussed. If it has, and the thread only answers part of your question, choose an appropriate forum to start your own topic.
When users reply to your message, you can reply in the same thread to continue the discussion. You can even respond to your own message after several hours to have it at the top of the list again.
However, do not ask for an immediate response from other users; do not forget that people on the site are volunteers and they might not have the solution to your problem
In addition, for the sake of both users who are looking for answers on a forum and those who want to help solve whichever problems you've encountered, it is recommended:
- not to post your message several times in one forum. Contributors will do their best to answer your messages within a reasonable length of time. However, if you receive no answer within 24 hours, you can have your initial thread placed back at the top of the recent threads list by responding to your own message.
- not to disrupt someone else's ongoing discussion, such as by saying "Help me, I have the same problem but nobody is answering"
Do not post several nicknames
Do not post several nicknames on the forum. Contributors will do their best to answer your initial message.