General Information about Posting Comments on the Blog

We welcome comments on the Medico-legal Blog and would like you to note the following:

  1. Your name will be published with your response (you can choose to use only your first name or a pseudonym).
  2. Responses are moderated before posting and will be published at the discretion of the MDA National Group (‘MDA National’).
  3. Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. This is also done at MDA National’s discretion.
  4. When you submit a comment, you agree to comply with the Blog Comment and Moderation Guidelines below.

Blog Comment and Moderation Guidelines

When posting comments, please observe our site participation guidelines:

  1. Keep comments clear and concise. Sometimes text may not convey the spirit in which your comment is intended, e.g. sarcasm, humour etc. Maintain a reasonable tone, even in unreasonable circumstances.
  2. Please be considerate towards other users – this includes respecting the views and beliefs of others who use this site, even if you feel strongly about an issue.
  3. Do not post personal information in comments such as addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses or other online contact details which may relate to you or others.
  4. If a patient could recognise themselves, or if anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient’s written consent and provide this to MDA National before submitting your response.
  5. We will remove any posts that are obviously commercial or otherwise spam-like.
  6. Do not impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or an organisation.
  7. Do not attempt to log on using another user’s account.
  8. Do not use this site for party political purposes
  9. We will remove any content that may put MDA National in legal jeopardy. This includes postings that are potentially libellous or defamatory, or that appear to condone illegal activity and contempt of court or content posted in potential breach of copyright law or privacy legislation.