I would like to remind everyone why we are supposed to be here:http://fluboard.rhizalabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=406
Our primary goal is to provide near real time, location specific information on H1N1 infections and deaths.
And please remember:
All users opinions and views are welcome as long as they are expressed respectfully in the appropriate sections on the board.
Recently there has been a lot of vitriol on the board. I realize we have been through some trying times lately with a lot of bad news on a variety of fronts. But it is important to remember what ultimately draws people here: to understand what is happening!
Let me direct you to the following community standard rule (emphasis added)
Respectful Behavior - Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Typical back and forth on the issues is expected and encouraged. But, please discuss the issues in a way that that is respectful to others. Differences of opinion are fine, but please agree to disagree in order to avoid flame wars. No personal attacks, no vendettas and no detrimental venting will be tolerated and efforts should be made to avoid stereotyping other users. Users are encouraged to approach discussions and debates with the goal of finding mutual understanding and respect. We will not tolerate excessive rudeness, overly insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters. Please bear in mind that everyone here has a right to their own opinions, which may or may not change from time to time. Please also remember that there are people who are not as well educated concerning the different subjects on this forum as you may be. Try to be understanding and remember when you were in their shoes instead of being condescending.
Personal conversations do not belong in the forum posts. Please take them to private e-mail or PM.
Occasionally we may discuss material which may be offensive, unsettling and graphic. Please realize this is not meant to annoy you. If you find a thread offensive, please ignore the thread, and do not read the posts with that heading.
Please, think about what you have posted recently, and what you are about to post. Numerous posts have been made in recent days which could be summarily deleted.
Let this post serve as both reminder and warning, as neither I, nor other mods, may be so lax in the future.