Posting and Comment Rules


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1. ScienceCoins cryptocurrency awards:
Awards of ScienceCoins for engagement within the message boards are subject to change at any time.

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2. No off-topic comments, memes, or offensive jokes:
Comments should constructively contribute to the discussion or be an attempt to learn more.

3. No abusive, offensive, or spam comments:
Abusive, offensive, or spam comments will be subject to removal and repeat or malicious offenders will be banned. Bots and novelty accounts are prohibited and will be banned immediately.

4. Your Anecdotes:
Comments should be limited in personal details and scientific in nature. Including references to peer-reviewed research to support your claims is highly encouraged. Statement of fact should be cited and/or referenced.

5. Comments dismissing established science must provide evidence:
Comments that dispute well-established scientific concepts (e.g. gravity, vaccination, anthropogenic climate change, etc.) must be supported with appropriate peer-reviewed evidence. Links to personal blogs or 'skeptic' websites are not valid forms of evidence. Comments that are overtly fringe and/or unsubstantiated will be removed.

6. No medical advice:
Offering or seeking medical advice is strictly prohibited and offending comments will be removed. Discussions regarding the advantages and/or disadvantages of certain treatments, diets, or supplements is allowed as long as relevant and reputable evidence is provided.

7. Repeat or flagrant offenders will be banned:
Users that frequently or flagrantly violate the comment rules will be banned.