Healthboards.com as far as I am concerned is absolutely the worst site on the Internet I've ever been on. I told someone yesterday that in the rules they should just put what they allow instead of listing what they don't allow as the list would be a lot shorter! I totally believe in obeying rules but this just goes beyond that...
It is a health site which means for anyone that don't know there will be those with medical problems that are seeking support and/or information from others about what they have. Duh! I totally understand not allowing people to sell items there but to not even be allowed to share health information at a health site is beyond ridiculous. Oh, but they do allow I think (as their rules are so confusing) to share the name of a information site/product ONE time? LOL Sorry, can't help but laugh it's so ridiculous.
So you would think ok they don't want it posted in open forums health information from sites even though they are a health site. Don't ask me to explain that so we will share in PMs with others THAT WANT TO KNOW, that would be ok, right? WRONG! Or at least according to their email to me it was wrong for me to give urls with information even though the two of us PMing each other agreed to do so and never asked each other to stop sending them! There was only ONE person I was exchanging information sites with so I can only conclude that is what they were talking about even though when I requested a copy of the PM they said "copies are not saved." I would really like to know how they knew what we were PMing each other? I would think about that. Private messages are suppose to be just that when two people agree to them which the two of us that were doing them had agreed to them! I had only PM one other person while there and I KNOW I did NOT send them any urls!
In my opinion this goes beyond rules and is a very controlling site that wants to control people. I suppose a hermit that does not want any replies, does not want to make any friends, does not want any information, but just wants to post about their medical problems it might be a good site for them. Although in my opinion it should be illegal for people to request what appears to me to be a diagnosis to their conditions! Only a doctor should be allowed to do that. I understand if someone stated they have similar physical problems their doctor told them what it was BUT adding to that the same symptoms can be other medical problems so only a doctor can diagnose!
I did NOT even ask them for a appeal. I realized when I joined and read those rules that is the longest rules I've ever read not to mention how hard it was to understand some of them that I probably would not be happy there and I was right so why would I want to appeal being on a site I no longer cared to be on. If you are thinking about this site I would suggest to read all their rules first and to understand them.