Guidelines and Tips for Submitting Posts on Earth Clinic
Earth Clinic.com has been around since 1999, so we'd like to explain how we do things here. It's a bit different than most sites, as you will see below!
MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF, SIGN UP FOR A FREE ACCOUNT!
If you have not signed up for a free account on Earth Clinic, you can still post to our site. However, given how enormous Earth Clinic has become over the years, you might find it difficult to locate your post without an account. Please use the form for comments, questions and feedback to Earth Clinic. You can also click on the REPLY icon at the bottom of any thread.
Registered Members of Earth Clinic should login to Earth Clinic and then use the Feedback Form (link is at the top of the page) or click on the REPLY icon at the bottom of any post. If you would like to sign up for a free account, which saves you time if you plan on sending in a lot of submissions, please click here.
Please make sure to always include your email address in the email field (just below "Location") on our contact us form if you want it to appear in your account.
THE SUBMISSION PROCESS:
Within 24 - 48 hours, your submission will be reviewed by our staff for appropriateness and then posted to the site. Staff will assign it to the appropriate page(s) and give it a rating (YEA, NAY, etc.). Staff will also create new pages or content areas as necessary. Many (but not all) posts will be visible on our Recent Posts or Recent Pet Posts sections.
If you are a registered user, please check your account to find out which page your feedback has been posted to. It will appear in the "My Feedback" section of your account once it has been reviewed and approved by Earth Clinic staff.
If you reply to a post using the built-in REPLY icon you will be taken to our Feedback form, which will have the correct post automatically embedded in the title. All you have to do is write your comments.
CONTACTING THE STAFF OF EARTH CLINIC:
Please use the Add Post button on the site to get ahold of us with any urgent matters. Otherwise, you can email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, EC staff is not allowed to answer any health questions, per our legal counsel, so please ask your questions via our form.
USING OUR GENERAL FORM
Please use your first name only or a short and sweet screen name. Last names are not recommended and our staff will often remove the last name from a post.
Publishing Your Email Address:
As of mid-October, 2009, email addresses are no longer visible on Earth Clinic unless they have been included inside your post (i.e.., inside the message box area on the contact us form). However, please do make sure to add your email address to the form below location called "email - optional" if you want it attached to your account.
If you decide to post your email address on Earth Clinic with your feedback, please be aware that it will show up on Google's search engine within 7 days and you will receive numerous spam emails that may tell you that they found your "profile" on Earth Clinic. Needless to say, we don't recommend ever visibly posting your primary email address on any website.
Getting Your Post Approved for Publication on Earth Clinic:
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours to review and post your feedback to the web site. Posts that mention products or include Google's to sites that sell products may be edited or deleted in entirety.
Contributors who have been regularly posting to Earth Clinic for the past few years are allowed to publish product names. However, we do make allowances for hard to find remedies and supplements on occasion. We are much more laid back about product names and informative sites in our Pets section and usually don't delete them as we have learned that posts submitted in this section are genuine for the most part.
How Your Post is Handled:
EC's behind the scene moderators handle every submission before it hits the website. If you haven't done so, a moderator will assign it a rating (YEA, NAY, etc.) and will shuffle it off into the proper pages, attach it to the right ongoing conversations, or start a new topic or even a new page whenever necessary.
Of course, if you ever have any suggestions about where a post belongs or if a new content area is needed, please include that in your submission!
Finding Your Post Once It Has Been Published:
Registered Users can login to their accounts and click the "My Feedback" section to instantly find all of their published posts as well as links to the specific page where their post is now located.
If you can't find your post on the Recent Posts section, try using our Search Box. Search under your name and city (i.e.., Donna from Chicago, Steve from Los Angeles).
Health Question for Ted in Bangkok?
Sadly, our brilliant health contributor Ted had a stroke at the end of June, 2015 and is unable to correspond at this time.
Health Questions for Earth Clinic Contributors
If you would like a question posted on Earth Clinic for our wonderful and dedicated contributors to respond to, please use our general form. Your question will be posted on the Recent Posts page and also on the page of the referenced ailment on our site answers.earthclinic.com.
If you are asking for advice, please make sure you first read the section for your ailment and try some of the remedies first before submitting your questions.Our regular contributors are more likely to respond to you if you've read the entire section on your ailment and tried some of the remedies.
How to Write a Good Post
A few suggestions can help you put together a submission that is the most helpful to the EC community and/or more likely to help you get the helpful advice you need from other forum participants!
First of all, you want to be clear about what condition you are addressing. Second, please remember to mention in clear detail how you went about treating that condition. It's best if you can offer exact measurements, numbers of doses, and notes on how long you used the treatment.
And lastly, consider including a few pertinent details about your general health such as your:
- Blood Type
- General Health/Weight
Note 1: Please remember that your feedback will be read by people from all over the world who are not familiar with American slang. Kindly phrase your feedback so that all may understand!
Note 2: Sarcastic and attacking posts will not be tolerated on the Earth Clinic website. If you do not agree with a poster on the site, please be gentle and kind in your response.
Note 3: Please do not mention any product or website unless it is a difficult to find item (like colorless iodine, borax, etc.), or an interesting or informative article on a website that does not sell products. We want Earth Clinic to remain neutral and have people do their own product research. If you do mention a product or website url, be forewarned that we may not publish it.
Note 4: Please minimize religious references of all kinds in your remedies feedback/postings.
Note 5: Earth Clinic wishes you the best in trying any of the remedies suggested on our site, and we look forward to hearing about your results, but please consider waiting a day or so after beginning a treatment before you post your comments. Your actual results and experiences will be more useful for our online community than notes about your minute-to-minute progress.
Thank you for taking the time to read this! Enjoy our web site!