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by stronger » 24 Jan 2017, 14:56

We would like to foster a welcoming and supportive environment for all our users here at Stronger Than Cancer. To help keep this forum a safe space for everyone, we have compiled a list of guidelines for you to have a read through when posting on the forum. For more information, take a look at our Terms and Conditions.

Be pleasant – treat this forum like a community
● Be kind - It is important to be kind and welcoming to each other on this forum. Online, it is easy to forget that other users are real people too and words posted online may affect individuals in real life. Users of this forum are most likely going through a difficult time, and thus, NCSM encourages all users to be kind and supportive to each other.
● Respect others - We encourage open discussions, but please be mindful and respectful of sensitivities and the opinions of others
● Don’t feed the trolls - some people post hurtful comments in order to provoke a negative reaction and gain attention. If you encounter a user behaving this way, it is best to ignore them and report the post by clicking on the ‘Report this Post’ button for the moderators to conduct further action
● Please report insulting comments by clicking on the ‘Report this Post’ button - if you feel a discussion has turned negative and out of control, don't perpetuate the dispute. Once you report the offending comment, the moderators will review them and decide if they are to be removed
● Be polite - Moderators reserve the right to delete threads that contain swearing, rude language and inappropriate use of words
● Avoid using all capital letters in your posts - It is difficult to read and may come across as shouting
● Think positively of other users - When reading other user’s comments, please remember that messages online are easily misinterpreted and give them the benefit of the doubt. Words may still sting online, please think carefully before posting or replying to comments
● Please respect the moderators - The moderators are here to ensure the forum is kept as a safe space for constructive discussions for you and all users
● Please note that advertisements*, direct selling, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and requests for money are prohibited on the Stronger Than Cancer forum. Our moderators reserve the right to remove posts that violate our Forum Policies and our Terms and Conditions without prior contact with the author
● *Advertisements include promotion of health products, alternative treatments and
● Non-constructive/Hate Posting - We do not allow posts that deliberately disrupts the discussion, i.e - long-winded, redundant and angry, argumentative comments meant to derail the topic of discussion

Be effective – use your community in the right way
For ease of navigation, we have provided topic areas for discussion. Before starting a thread, please choose the topic area that is most relevant to your discussion from the homepage.
● Read other posts before posting - what you have to say or ask may have already been discussed in a previous thread. If you have found a thread that addresses your question, reply to that existing thread instead. Do not start a new one
● Ensure the topic/subject of your thread is clear - this will help make it easier for other users who may have the answer to your question or may be searching for the same answers find your thread
● When asking a question, provide as much information as possible - this will make it easier for others to understand your situation and answer your questions appropriately For example, the question,” Hi, I am getting nausea from treatment. Can anyone help me?” is not informative enough for anyone to give an informed answer. You should provide as much information as possible, for example, “Hi, I have stage 2 bowel cancer that has spread to the liver. I am currently having prolonged nausea after my last chemotherapy session. Does anyone know how to deal with this side effect of chemotherapy?” will be more understandable.
● One thread should be dedicated to one topic - if you’d like to post a discussion on another topic, start a new thread
● Please try not to use abbreviations or ‘text speak’ - it can be difficult to read and some people might not understand you. This may cause a member to take unintentional offence, or feel excluded from the forum. Please try to use correct punctuation in your posts – long sentences with no commas or full stops can be confusing and difficult to read
● Please post in English & Bahasa Malaysia - while we welcome people of all nationalities, we are a Malaysian based charity, with different races and languages, so we would ask you to please post comments in English and Bahasa Malaysia

We want Stronger Than Cancer to be a secure and helpful environment for everyone in the community. So please remember that by using Stronger Than Cancer, you are agreeing to follow our Forum Policies and Terms and Conditions.
The Stronger Than Cancer forum is for you to share your experiences with others. If you need advice from our Cancer Information Nurses, please go to the Ask A Nurse Topic and you may post your question there.

Kindly note that the Stronger Than Cancer is governed by the below mentioned House Rules and moderators have the authority to issue bans, warnings and to remove any posts that do not adhere to the House Rules and block anyone who violates them. Medical information and advice posted or privately messaged by users of Stronger Than Cancer forum must never be used in place of the advice of a health professional. The information and advice include the following:
● Please do not advocate or promote alternative therapies or cancer cures on Stronger Than Cancer forum
● To register with Stronger Than Cancer forum you must provide a unique username. You may only register once. You may also register via Facebook. Anyone found to have registered twice will be excluded from using the forum. Do not use your full name but choose something which protects your anonymity
● You must not impersonate anyone else, including, but not limited to, any Stronger Than Cancer forum employee, or falsely state or suggest that you have an affiliation with a person or association
● We advise that you do not post any personal details on Stronger Than Cancer forum. You must not post phone numbers or a third party's personal details. You should not use your full name as your username nor post your full name anywhere on the forum. This is to help protect you and others from intrusive contact from third parties you may not know
● We advise caution if you want to meet another Stronger Than Cancer forum member. If you do choose to meet another user you do so at your own risk and should take common sense precautions
● You may complain to us about any post from another Stronger Than Cancer forum user and this will be investigated (see complaints section below)
● Do not post any material that names individual healthcare professionals, with exclusion of articles written by healthcare professionals
● Please check your facts. Inaccurate information is not helpful
● Posting of confidential information on the forum is prohibited. If you think that your message may include confidential information then do not post it
● Advertisements, direct selling, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and requests for money are prohibited
● You are responsible for the content of any messages that you post on the forum
● You must be 18 years old and above in order to participate in Stronger Than Cancer forum. If you are under this age please do not try to access the forum anyone found to be using the forum under this age will have their account terminated. If you are under 18 years of age, you may get your parents or caregivers to access the forum on your behalf.
● You must not upload, post, transmit, or make available, any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, programs or files designed to destroy, interrupt, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
● Please check that you have posted in the right topic and/or subtopic
● You are responsible for keeping the details of your password and account confidential and are fully responsible for all postings and private messages that come from your password or account

Respect for others
● Postings and private messages must not contain any material that is abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, unlawful, threatening or defamatory towards any person whether a user on Stronger Than Cancer forum or not
● Do not post or private message any material which may be discriminatory or cause offence on the grounds of an individual's sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or working status
● You may not use Stronger Than Cancer forum to post any material or links to any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening or otherwise in violation of the law
● You must not post any link or any material that contains any information about any person under the age of 18
● Please do not attack someone for having an opinion that differs from your own; if you disagree with someone, please express yourself respectfully
● Remember that Stronger Than Cancer forum is a public forum and your comments may stay on-line for a long time. Try to make sure you cannot be misunderstood
● Do not post untrue, sensationalized/exaggerated with the intention to mislead readers

Relating to Spam
Do not post short meaningless replies that does not contribute to the discussion in a meaningful manner with the purpose of bringing up your post count. Continuously bringing up the same topic in numerous different threads or as off-topic post to seek attention is not allowed (e.g. ‘/signed’, ‘bump’). Hijacking of posts that will change the subject of discussion is disallowed. Likewise, for the digging/necro-posting of threads.

Spam also includes posts containing unrelated advertisements and links to potentially malicious content. Do not post direct links to files that may contain harmful content as it would potentially damage the operation of another individual’s computer/s or mobile devices.

Copyright and third party rights
● You agree that you will not use Stronger Than Cancer forum to post any copyright material or intellectual property that is not your own without the express permission of the copyright or intellectual property holder
● You may add links to internal or external sites within your post or private message but you agree to remain responsible for any links you add. We reserve the right to remove any links on the public forum that we consider inappropriate
● If you upload or post any links to photos you must ensure you have the permission of person who owns the photos and the people who are in the photos

Restricting access
● Provided you stick to these common sense rules you may continue to access Stronger Than Cancer forum
● We reserve the right to restrict access to Stronger Than Cancer forum for any user
● We reserve the right to remove any post without prior contact with the author
● If you are responsible for any breach of these terms and conditions it will not be an excuse to say that you did not read the terms and conditions
● As a last resort we may issue a ban (either temporary or permanent) if it becomes evident that you unwilling to keep to these terms and conditions. This will only occur if we feel it is necessary to protect others or the integrity of the forum

Your promise to us
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Stronger Than Cancer from and against:
i) Any claim, liability, cost, damage or loss we may incur (including, without limitation legal costs) as a result of any material you post on our forum or privately message to another Stronger Than Cancer Forum user
ii) Any violation by you of your obligations under these terms and conditions

● If you wish to make a complaint regarding a post or private message (i.e. that you think it is objectionable or in breach of these Terms and Conditions) then please contact us using the 'Report this Post' button which is on every forum post. You can also contact us by email at
● If a complaint is made against you as a result of any material you post, we reserve the right to suspend your account and only reinstate it if the complaint is resolved

Intellectual Property
Posts that potentially violate any intellectual property, privacy and third party rights are prohibited. This will include information relating to confidential or proprietary business information.

Illegal Activities and Exploits
Posts that encourage exploitation (i.e. public posting of loopholes, scripts/methods to exploit or abuse the Stronger Than Cancer website and forum) are not allowed.

We reserve the right to change the Forum Policies and Terms and Conditions at any time. If you are uncertain about anything in the Forum Policies and Terms and Conditions, please contact us by writing to us at The National Cancer Society, 66, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, 50300 Kuala Lumpur or email us at This website is intended for people based within Malaysia. We cannot guarantee that the site or the contents of the site complies with the requirements of, or is appropriate for use in, other countries. We will try to ensure Stronger Than Cancer forum's availability, but shall not be liable if for any reason Stronger Than Cancer forum is unavailable for any period.

Opinions posted on the Stronger Than Cancer forum are those of the individual and in no way represent the view of the Stronger Than Cancer forum. We reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever at our sole discretion.

Our friendly team of moderators are amazing and on duty Monday to Friday between 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. They help keep the forum safe, legal and supportive, in keeping with our Forum Policies and Terms and Conditions.
We also have a team of experienced medical professionals on hand Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm who will respond to individual questions posted in the Ask A Nurse Topic. They aim to answer these questions within three working days.

Why we moderate
We aim to:
● Stop any misleading information being posted
● Stop anyone misusing Stronger than Cancer forum or breaking the Forum Policies and Terms and Conditions
This means that sometimes we edit or remove messages, but only if we have a good reason to.
Stronger Than Cancer forum is your space to talk about cancer and we want to protect your community.

How we moderate
We don’t approve posts before they go live.
But we do:
● Rely on you to report anything you think is damaging to the community.
● Respond to your queries within 1-3 days and keep you informed of action we take.
However, we understand that people make mistakes. We issue permanent bans to users only as a last resort to protect our community

Help us to moderate
Please read and follow our Forum Policies and Terms and Conditions. If you notice another member posting misleading information, misusing the site or breaking the Forum Policies and Terms and Conditions in any other way, please contact a moderator by email at
You should expect a response within 1-3 days (it can be sooner). If you report a post, we will usually let you know what action we have taken.
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