Guidelines and Tips for Submitting Posts on Earth Clinic
Earth Clinic.com has been online since 1999, so we'd like to explain how we do things here since we go back a very long time!
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If you have not signed into Earth Clinic, you can still post to our site. However, you might find it difficult to locate your posts without an account given that Earth Clinic is a huge database of pages and posts. Please use our form for comments, questions and feedback to Earth Clinic. You can also click on the REPLY icon at the bottom of any thread.
Members can login to Earth Clinic using Facebook or their Earth Clinic account login credentials and use the Feedback Form or click on the REPLY icon at the bottom of any post.
Please note that your email address will NEVER appear in any posts on our site.
THE SUBMISSION PROCESS:
Within 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 1-5 star rating if you did not do so. 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 reach us with any urgent matters. Otherwise, you can email us: [email protected] Unfortunately, EC staff is not allowed to answer any health questions, per our legal counsel, so please ask your questions via our 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.
Don't Ever Publish Your Email Address:
If you accidentally add your email address in one of your posts, one of our moderators will delete it as part of the approval process.
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 links 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 don't delete them as often 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 1-5 star rating 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 famous and 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 much 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:
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!
About the Author: Deirdre Layne
Founder and CEO of Earth Clinic, has an extensive background in health and healing. She created EarthClinic.com in 1999 as a way to teach people about natural remedies and alternative healing therapies. Since then, thousands of people around the world and their pets have been healed by the remedies found on Earth Clinic. Deirdre holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College in Philosophy and is the author of the book Apple Cider Vinegar: A Modern Folk Remedy.