Approach to moderation

  • The Emerge Australia ME/CFS Community Forum is moderated during the week by a small group of staff at Emerge Australia. We reserve the right to intervene and remove posts and threads that breach the community guidelines. We also reserve the right to permanently deactivate the accounts of individuals who breach community guidelines.

    Posts and threads may be removed for the following reasons:

    • Breaches any of the Emerge Australia ME/CFS Community guidelines
    • Is racist, sexist, homophobic, abusive, or disrespectful either towards a specific member of the forum or more broadly - we want everyone to feel comfortable accessing the community and engaging in conversation
    • Infringes on the privacy of individuals or service providers (including medical practitioners) or includes personal information about others such as full names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, or photographs clearing identifying a person
    • Contains advertising or promotion
    • Describes in detail, encourages, or contains methods for undertaking violence, self-harm, suicide or sexual abuse
    • Provides specific medical advice

    Please be aware that we may not be able to read everything immediately. It is your responsibility to maintain a safe and friendly community space. If you see a post that concerns you or if you wish to question a moderation decision, please get in touch with us at with the subject line ‘moderation’ and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

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