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    Exclamation Disease Board ..please read this!!!!!

    Hi all,

    I think I need to clarify some points on the use of this forum's Disease Section.

    SimplyDiscus.com has a disease board here for use by the forum's population where by members looking for help on disease issues can ask for advice in dealing with an issue. It is a courtesy section. This advice is not screened, or approved in any way by the moderators or the owners here...nor are the qualifications of those answering requests for help. If you post in this section looking for help, you must do so fully understanding that you will most likely get a full range of answers from those that are very poor suggestions on how to deal with an issue to those that are very good suggestions.


    It is up to you to take the time to further research any suggestions and read the back posts here of those suggesting them....Weigh the pros and Cons of any suggestions or advice made.

    It is the position of this forum's ownership that disease issues are best handled thru the use of Veterinarians and Fish Health Specialists, such as Fish Pathologists. You should always try to locate one of these when you have serious issues. Use of any advice in the Forum's disease section is at your own risk.

    This Forum's disease board is not moderated for accuracy of posts or advice..so do not expect it to be. It is moderated as all other forum sections at SimplyDiscus are...to enforce Forum Rules.


    ***IF you are posting Questions here we ask that you be as specific as you can about what is going in your tank..This will minimize potential mis-diagnosis by well meaning fellow hobbyists. You are responsible for how you deal with any advice given.

    ***IF you read a request for help and would like to offer your assistence and advice.. YOU MUST BE SURE THAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCED ENOUGH ON THE ISSUE TO HELP. Your advice, however well intentioned could very well kill someone elses fish...even if it "worked" for you.

    ***IF you see advice that is given and disagree with it...The same rules that apply to other sections of the forum apply to the disease board... State that you disagree in a civil and polite fashion and state why you feel that way. If possible, post proof in the forum of articles and research papers supporting your thoughts and beliefs..These types of help boards work best like this as it enables members with more experience to chime in and correct those with less experience....if there is something suggested thats inaccurate.



    *** If you are not giving first hand information or documented information in response to a request for help......DO NOT POST offering advice... The goal should be giving assistence to a hobbyist in need..not making posts for the sake of posting or to make yourself seem more experienced.




    Thank you,
    Al Sabetta
    SimplyDiscus.com


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    Default Re: Disease Board ..please read this!!!!!

    I am giving this thread a bump to remind everyone as to the use and purpose of the disease board. Kindly read through the first post if you have not done so in the past.

    Also there is misconception that the disease questionnaire is not required. First off, it was never required BUT it is strongly encouraged. Otherwise we would just remove that pretty little red banner at the top of this section.

    The disease questionnaire serves several purposes; first off the OP needs to sit down and think about what the issue(s) are, write them down, make the required tests and maybe take pictures or video to illustrate the issue. A properly filled out questionnaire also offers other members a sound basis on which to offer advice, ask further questions or even identify obvious husbandry issues on the part of the OP.

    So please if you make use of the disease board fill out the questionnaire as completely and honestly as possible. If you made a mistake just own up to it and lets get the right help for your fish. The sooner you can provide an accurate picture of your fish and their issues the better chance you can be given advice which might save the life of your fish. Discus are expensive to buy and even more expensive to replace.

    On a last note if your given unsolicited advice privately via PM. Please consider the source of that advice and ask yourself why that advice is not being posted in your disease thread. If someone doesn't have enough confidence in their advice to post it publicly, for confirmation or criticism, then you shouldn't have any confidence in that advice.

    Enough said,
    Pat
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    Default Re: Disease Board ..please read this!!!!!

    Hello all,
    After trying a new system here for the disease board we are reverting back to the way we used to manage it.... details here..

    http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...ASE-gt-gt-READ!

    With this change I need to stress this....



    SimplyDiscus.com has a disease board here for use by the forum's population where by members looking for help on disease issues can ask for advice in dealing with an issue. It is a courtesy section. This advice is not screened, or approved in any way by the moderators or the owners here...nor are the qualifications of those answering requests for help. If you post in this section looking for help, you must do so fully understanding that you will most likely get a full range of answers from those that are very poor suggestions on how to deal with an issue to those that are very good suggestions.


    It is up to you to take the time to further research any suggestions and read the back posts here of those suggesting them....Weigh the pros and Cons of any suggestions or advice made.

    It is the position of this forum's ownership that disease issues are best handled thru the use of Veterinarians and Fish Health Specialists, such as Fish Pathologists. You should always try to locate one of these when you have serious issues. Use of any advice in the Forum's disease section is at your own risk.

    This Forum's disease board is not moderated for accuracy of posts or advice..so do not expect it to be. It is moderated as all other forum sections at SimplyDiscus are...to enforce Forum Rules.


    ***IF you are posting Questions here we ask that you be as specific as you can about what is going in your tank..This will minimize potential mis-diagnosis by well meaning fellow hobbyists. You are responsible for how you deal with any advice given.

    ***IF you read a request for help and would like to offer your assistence and advice.. YOU MUST BE SURE THAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCED ENOUGH ON THE ISSUE TO HELP. Your advice, however well intentioned could very well kill someone elses fish...even if it "worked" for you.

    ***IF you see advice that is given and disagree with it...The same rules that apply to other sections of the forum apply to the disease board... State that you disagree in a civil and polite fashion and state why you feel that way. If possible, post proof in the forum of articles and research papers supporting your thoughts and beliefs..These types of help boards work best like this as it enables members with more experience to chime in and correct those with less experience....if there is something suggested thats inaccurate.



    *** If you are not giving first hand information or documented information in response to a request for help......DO NOT POST offering advice... The goal should be giving assistance to a hobbyist in need..not making posts for the sake of posting or to make yourself seem more experienced.




    Thank you,
    Al Sabetta
    SimplyDiscus.com


    AquaticSuppliers.com Freeze Dried BlackWorms and other foods your Discus will Love!!!


    >>>>>We really could use your support. Please DONATE HERE Thanks!


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