We’re delighted you’ve joined us and our mission to improve lives through the power of good nutrition.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these rules and regulations. The ANHI.org community forum is meant to offer healthcare professionals like you a secure, private space for discussing nutrition science topics and innovations. We rely on you to follow a few rules to keep this community a positive, collaborative space.
If you feel that another member's post or activity has violated these rules and would like to bring it to our attention, you may contact us at anhi.org/contact-us. We’re committed to evaluating all reports regarding misuse of its services, and we reserve the right to determine the best course of action in response to such reports.
FIRST THINGS FIRST...
When you logged into the ANHI COMMUNITY for the first time, we assigned you a random code for your user name. But we'd rather know you by name. Please follow these simple instructions to change your profile name from your assigned code to whatever you'd like your fellow ANHI Community members to call you.
Here’s what to do:
- Log in to the community
- Visit your profile by clicking the profile icon in the upper-right corner of your screen
- Click "Edit Profile"
- Click the “code” next to your avatar/profile picture
- Type in your desired display name
The name you enter will become your new display name.
I. FORUM & BLOG POSTING REGULATIONS
A - No Product Discussions
Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP 11213. In addition, we’re a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of these activities/materials.
For this reason, we cannot initiate, sponsor or be included in discussions about Abbott or competitor products. If you have specific product questions, please contact your Abbott Nutrition sales representative for more information.
We will immediately remove all product-related discussions from our forums.
B - No Pornographic or Sexual Material
Sexually explicit discussions and content are not acceptable to our community and are strictly prohibited.
C - No Profanity
The use of profanity is strictly prohibited, whether in titles, forums, blog posts, or anywhere else across the ANHI Community.
D - Posting Email Addresses, Websites and Phone Numbers in Forum Threads
Users may not post URLs in any form until they have made at least 10 legitimate posts and have been with us for more than 7 days.
After you have made 10 legitimate posts, you may post websites within posts to direct other users to valuable resources (more on this later).
If you want to include your email address, website, or phone number for people to contact you, please put this information in your signature. ANHI.org reserves the right to remove any email address, website or phone number that has been placed in our message posts as a means of contact. We have this rule to protect your privacy, and to make it more difficult for bots, data scrapers and other unwelcome sources to access your information.
As a general rule, don’t disclose any personal information you don’t wish others to know.
E - No FAO (for the attention of) or Goodbye Posts
Personal discussions or "for the attention of" posts are prohibited. Please use your private email channels for this purpose. In addition, please refrain from "Goodbye Forum" posts in forum threads.
F - No Impersonation
Do not impersonate or attempt to impersonate other forum members, moderators, or administrators. In addition, do not post email addresses, standard addresses, instant messaging client numbers, or phone numbers you don’t own. The creation or use of fake user accounts is strictly prohibited.
G - You Must Disclose Your Relationship with any Company, Website, Guru, or Other Entity that You Comment About
If you participate in a discussion about a company, website, guru, coaching program, etc., and have any kind of relationship with that entity (e.g. affiliate, partnership, employee, owner), you must disclose this relationship in your post. ANHI.org reserves the right to publicly or privately ask about your relationship with any company that you comment on, to remove any post that doesn’t disclose such a relationship, and to close your account if you fail to disclose such a relationship.
H - One Account Per User, Please
ANHI.org users are limited to one account per person; users may not register or use alternate accounts.
I - No Abusive Behavior
By using this service you agree not to post or otherwise transmit any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, abusive, hateful, harassing, obscene, sexually explicit, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law. ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR INCLUDES POSTING IN ALL CAPS! It is bad netiquette, and can sometimes come across as rude.
J - Do Not Flame or Troll
Flaming, flame-baiting, and trolling are not allowed anywhere on this site, including in posts, signatures, and private messages. Flaming is directly insulting another member, flame-baiting is making a comment with the intention of getting a flame as a response, and trolling involves starting arguments or upsetting people by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
K - Remember - All Members are Equals
Treat all ANHI.org forum members equally, whether they are a moderator or an average member. Do not single out a member because they have a low postcount or a low status on the site. In addition, do not personally attack members who violate these rules. Instead, report the member or post to a moderator or admin.
L - Respect the Staff
If a staff member tells you to stop doing something, stop. Never attack the staff directly. If you disagree with any action taken by a staff member, please contact the administrator privately.
M - No Email Harvesting
Harvesting email addresses from our site is strictly prohibited. Do not harvest email addresses from ANHI.org forum users.
N - No Poaching or Polling
Diverting ANHI.org forum members to competitor forums or websites is strictly forbidden. Polling our forum members to gather information to be used on a competing site, course, podcast, book, blog post or video is strictly forbidden.
O - No Affiliate Marketing
No form of affiliate marketing is allowed on ANHI.org. That means no posting affiliate links in messages, in your signature, in blog posts, or on your profile. Hiding affiliate links through services that provide short urls is also forbidden.
P - Posting Images in Threads
Screenshots, photographs, and other images you want to embed in your post must be no larger than 640 x 480 pixels. If your file is larger than that, please resize it or simply link to it.
Q - Stay On-Topic
Posts in a particular forum need to stay on-topic and must relate to nutrition science. If you want to talk about something that is drastically removed from a forum’s topic, please create a new topic.
R - No Religious or Political Postings
Religious statements and threads on the topic of religion are not permitted on ANHI.org. Please don’t use a religious quote in your signature, or anywhere else on the site. Political threads are not permitted on ANHI.org. Any post or thread regarding politics will be removed. ANHI.org reserves the right to delete any post or thread that may contain political commentary.
Remember, the ANHI.org community is a nutrition science forum, not a forum for religious or political debates, discussions, or proselytizing.
S - No Thread Killing
Thread killing disrupts the flow of conversation on ANHI.org. If you aren’t happy with a post you made, you may remove it only before others have responded. Do not remove a post once others have responded to it.
T – No Spamming
Spam is strictly prohibited on ANHI.org. Spamming is characterized by the initiation of threads or posts that contribute nothing to a forum, whether on or off-topic. Examples include: advertisements, empty posts, posts with few words that have no relation to the current thread, promotion of your website or product in any thread other than the classifieds, and those posts that state they are Spam, either to annoy or to increase a member's post count. Posting the same message across several threads is also considered Spam, as is filling your post with keywords with the goal of attracting searchers (keyword stuffing).
U - Off-Limits Ad & Solicitation Types
Posts or messages including chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any kind of Ponzi scheme are not allowed on our site. Promoting or marketing properties that you have no contractual or ownership interest in is also strictly prohibited.
II - MEMBER USER NAMES, SIGNATURES, AVATARS AND PROFILE INFORMATION
A - Profile Name
The name you enter for your first and last name MUST be your actual name -- pseudonyms or fake names are not allowed. Members may not use website URLs or email addresses as their profile link name, and profile names may not contain references to inappropriate material.
B - Profile Images
Profile images may not be used for promotional purposes. This means no ads and no company logos. In addition, users are strictly prohibited from using the following as a profile image: Photos depicting any person other than yourself; images you are not authorized to use under copyright law; sexually explicit images; unprofessional images; images that make a political or religious statement
C - Forum Signatures
Your forum signature:
- Must be set up in your profile, and not manually added to your messages
- May not contain any pricing, sales, or product details
- May include two clickable link URLs and/or email
- May not contain links to other nutrition science forums or competing websites
- May not be rented or sold to anyone
- May not consist exclusively of capital letters
- May not include links to YouTube channels, Facebook groups, or Meetup or LinkedIn pages
- Company logos may not be stock photography, any copyrighted image or book covers
Signatures that are offensive, insulting, or harmful to either ANHI.org, its members, or its staff, are strictly prohibited.
ANHI.org may remove any signature anytime for any reason.
III - LINK MODIFICATION BY ADMINISTRATORS
ANHI.org administrators may, at their discretion, modify any link contained within our forums.
IV - FORUM VOTING
ANHI.org's forum voting system was created so members can recognize others who have made valuable contributions to the community. ANHI.org employs automated voting bans and reserves the right to take any measure it deems necessary to prevent members from artificially inflating their influence or that of other members.
VII - REMOVAL OF CONTENT, BANNING, SUSPENSION, TERMINATION
Our forums and blog discussions are moderated, and moderators or administrators may close or delete a thread at any time and for any reason. Once a topic is closed, members are not allowed to start a new thread with the same topic. All questions or remarks regarding closed or deleted threads must be e-mailed privately to the Forum.
It is your responsibility to maintain a current, valid email address in your registration information so that our moderators can contact you in the event of a policy violation.
If any of your ANHI.org privileges have been revoked and you have questions about why, or what, if anything, you can do to restore them, please email the forum administrator.
ANHI.org is a dynamic online community, and ANHI.org reserves the right to change or alter these rules at any time.
Last Updated: 6/18/19