Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Forum Guidelines

 


 

General Guidelines

Policy: Terms of Use must be adhered to by all users.

TERMS OF USE

Opinions expressed by participants are not necessarily the views of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) or of SCAN. SCAN is not responsible for information posted by participants. Please use good judgment in evaluating the appropriateness and application of the information posted.

Only SCAN members have access to the Members Only discussion forums. Anyone can post to the public discussion forums. Postings may cover any area of dietetics practice, food, nutrition and diet.

ACCEPTABLE TOPICS

  • Questions and answers related to food, nutrition, health care and other areas of dietetics practice although the postings should be in the subject area of the forums (sports nutrition, cardiovascular health, wellness and weight management, and disordered eating and eating disorders).

NOT ACCEPTABLE

  • No advertising or promotional messages for products or services
  • No selling of products of any kind
  • No jokes/chain letters/junk mail
  • No spam
  • No virus warnings

GENERAL NETIQUETTE

  • Conduct all discussions in a professional manner with respect and appreciation for every person who may read them. This includes, but is not limited to no flaming and no flame-baiting*.
  • Include a descriptive subject line in each posting.
  • Always sign your message with your name, organization (if appropriate), and e-mail address. Keep promotional tag lines to a minimum.
  • All messages posted are considered private. Obtain the author's permission before repeating or copying a posting.

Discussion of issues is important. Please share information, raise questions, and debate views on issues without attack or criticism, veiled or otherwise. This is an ever-changing field and all of us can only grow by challenging our knowledge and beliefs. That does not mean that we have to agree with every idea that is posted. Remember, differences of opinion are paramount to the learning experience.

The issue of weight management is an emotionally loaded one, as people may carry their own "baggage" into the ring. It is vital that we all be tolerant, both of client and practitioner viewpoints. Different practitioners offer different approaches and hence choices for patients and clients. There is room for all.

Anyone who violates the above terms of use will not be allowed to post to the forums.

* Flaming is a personal attack on someone.
"Flame-baiting" is posting a message for the sole purpose of eliciting a flaming response. Flame-baiting is tricky to assess because a provocative question/comment may or may not be “bait”. Some of the best discussions result when provocative questions are raised and some of the worse discussions result when provocative questions are posted for the sole purpose of eliciting angry responses. It is difficult for a moderator to know the intention of the writer; therefore, self-monitoring is paramount because only the writer knows his or her intention. Avoid responding to flame-baiting. The best way to do this is to ignore the bait. If you feel that you might be getting caught up in the flame-baiting/flaming cycle try writing your response message and putting it in a draft file until you have time to calmly review it. Also, define controversial terms in an original post or ask for a definition of a term to help prevent misunderstandings.

Just remember, whatever is said, say it respectfully.

 


 

Guidelines for Members

Policy: Terms of Use must be adhered to by all users.

TERMS OF USE

Opinions expressed by participants are not necessarily the views of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or of SCAN. SCAN is not responsible for information posted by participants. Please use your professional judgment in evaluating the appropriateness and application of the information posted.

Only SCAN members have access to the Members Only discussion forums. The member must log in to access these forums. One of the benefits of membership is that you gain access to the knowledge of other members. Postings may cover any area of dietetics practice, food, nutrition and diet.

ACCEPTABLE TOPICS

  • Questions and answers related to food, nutrition, health care and other areas of dietetics practice although the postings should be in the subject area of the forums (sports nutrition, cardiovascular health, wellness and weight management, and disordered eating and eating disorders).
  • Job announcements in the subject area of the forums
  • Announcements of professional meetings, conferences, or events in the subject area of the forums.

NOT ACCEPTABLE

  • No advertising or promotional messages for products or services
  • No selling of products of any kind
  • No jokes/chain letters/junk mail
  • No spam
  • No virus warnings

GENERAL NETIQUETTE

  • Conduct all discussions in a professional manner with respect and appreciation for every person who may read them. This includes, but is not limited to no flaming and no flame-baiting*.
  • Include a descriptive subject line in each posting.
  • Always sign your message with your name, organization (if appropriate), and e-mail address. Keep promotional tag lines to a minimum.
  • All messages posted are considered private. Obtain the author's permission before repeating or copying a posting.

Discussion of issues is important. Please share information, raise questions, and debate views on issues without attack or criticism, veiled or otherwise. This is an ever-changing field and all of us can only grow by challenging our knowledge and beliefs. That does not mean that we have to agree with every idea that is posted. Remember, differences of opinion are paramount to the learning experience.

The issue of weight management is an emotionally loaded one, as people may carry their own "baggage" into the ring. It is vital that we all be tolerant, both of client and practitioner viewpoints. Different practitioners offer different approaches and hence choices for patients and clients. There is room for all.

SCAN forums are a value-added service for SCAN members. Members who violate the above terms of use will not be allowed to post to the forums.

* Flaming is a personal attack on someone
"Flame-baiting" is posting a message for the sole purpose of eliciting a flaming response. Flame-baiting is tricky to assess because a provocative question/comment may or may not be “bait”. Some of the best discussions result when provocative questions are raised and some of the worse discussions result when provocative questions are posted for the sole purpose of eliciting angry responses. It is difficult for a moderator to know the intention of the writer; therefore, self-monitoring is paramount because only the writer knows his or her intention. Avoid responding to flame-baiting. The best way to do this is to ignore the bait. If you feel that you might be getting caught up in the flame-baiting/flaming cycle try writing your response message and putting it in a draft file until you have time to calmly review it. Also, define controversial terms in an original post or ask for a definition of a term to help prevent misunderstandings.

Just remember, whatever is said, say it respectfully.