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[META] Do special rules apply to PaleoHackers who are medical professionals?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 16, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Does PaleoHacks treat medical professionals differently? And if so, why?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 18, 2011
at 05:56 AM

@PersonMan -- what are you talking about?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 18, 2011
at 12:08 AM

Communism an 'evil'("willingness to do harm to others")? The bureau is immune to criticism, it is criticism ITSELF, ie.LAW.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:55 PM

I think this new rule is brilliant.

Aebee51dc2b93b209980a89fa4a70c1e

(1982)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:06 PM

So under the new rule Dr. K is now The Quilt? Sounds like a name for one of the lesser superheroes. Dr. K, are you a Dr? I like reading your answers, look forward to your blog.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 17, 2011
at 03:57 PM

@PersonMan --- I find your comment very offensive. Please refrain from comparing Paleohacks commenting policies to the evils of Communism.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on May 17, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Tsk, tsk, PersonMan. Any good communist knows it's Viva Fidel!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 01:30 PM

No An-arche(abscence of a ruler/rule) only bureau-kratia. Viva Socialista, Viva El Castro!

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:40 AM

@FutureBoy --- there was no abuse b/c there was no policy about this before. This is simply an evolution of PH.

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(5639)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:02 AM

Is this because of a specific instance of abuse?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 17, 2011
at 03:17 AM

Absolutely caveat emptor. That said, I won't allow anarchy on here.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 17, 2011
at 03:16 AM

Only one being is immune to errors, logical or otherwise: Patrik (I just jest, I jest...)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 17, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Sadly, Jake, not everyone is as smart as you.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on May 17, 2011
at 01:05 AM

Well put, melissa.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on May 16, 2011
at 11:48 PM

if you want to be anon, you don't also get to call yourself a doctor

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on May 16, 2011
at 11:39 PM

That would be a fine way to operate, too, but I really like that Patrik is taking nominal (heh) responsibility for the credibility of users. Of course, he can't ensure a credential is real, either, but I appreciate the effort.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on May 16, 2011
at 11:18 PM

I second ben's opinion above. This is a good move. In addition, doctors should be careful to separate their opinions from giving online medical advice. Paleo doctors have a broader perspective than conventional docs, but are not immune to logical errors.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on May 16, 2011
at 11:17 PM

I agree on caveat emptor but this site was created by one guy and that guy is free to set rules as he sees fit.

E7dc4f2e3998906dd3213973a3c10d50

on May 16, 2011
at 11:12 PM

It's definitely wise. Someone who claims to be a medical professional and whose answers to diet-related questions are influenced by this knowledge should provide information regarding their Ph.D and practice.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 16, 2011
at 10:45 PM

Yes, they are...

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on May 16, 2011
at 09:29 PM

i think this is wise, Patrik. There are perhaps a good number of people new to paleo on here and they might easily read ideas or opinions that are merely theories but because the poster has a "Dr." in front of their initial they come across as fact. We should all remember that we are on an internet forum and one can as easily preach a nontruth as they can scientific fact.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on May 16, 2011
at 08:17 PM

At least I hope not.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on May 16, 2011
at 08:05 PM

Interesting that this is needed......but that is our reality

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on May 16, 2011
at 08:04 PM

When they graduate they will be......med school is not forever

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93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 16, 2011
at 07:45 PM

As a quick glance to the freshly updated FAQ (afternoon of 5/16/2011) will demonstrate:

Do special rules apply to healthcare providers or medical professionals?

Indeed, special rules very much do apply. In the interest of transparency and credibility, anyone publicly claiming to be a credentialed physician must also publicly provide identity info on their profile page. e.g. link to their website, LinkedIn etc etc. If a physician wants to remain anonymous (and that is well within their rights), then they must not use "Dr.", "Doc", "MD" anywhere in their user-name, profile or comments. This applies to ALL credentialed physicians, naturopaths, chiropractors and what-have-you etc etc

http://paleohacks.com/faq

This has been enacted such that any advice/thoughts given by a physician can be weighed against their credentials and experience. It also makes it more difficult for folks to fake such expertise.

Please change your username or profile ASAP, if need be. Otherwise, I will be making modifications as needed.

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(5639)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:02 AM

Is this because of a specific instance of abuse?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 17, 2011
at 06:40 AM

@FutureBoy --- there was no abuse b/c there was no policy about this before. This is simply an evolution of PH.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on May 16, 2011
at 11:18 PM

I second ben's opinion above. This is a good move. In addition, doctors should be careful to separate their opinions from giving online medical advice. Paleo doctors have a broader perspective than conventional docs, but are not immune to logical errors.

Aebee51dc2b93b209980a89fa4a70c1e

(1982)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:06 PM

So under the new rule Dr. K is now The Quilt? Sounds like a name for one of the lesser superheroes. Dr. K, are you a Dr? I like reading your answers, look forward to your blog.

E7dc4f2e3998906dd3213973a3c10d50

on May 16, 2011
at 11:12 PM

It's definitely wise. Someone who claims to be a medical professional and whose answers to diet-related questions are influenced by this knowledge should provide information regarding their Ph.D and practice.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on May 16, 2011
at 09:29 PM

i think this is wise, Patrik. There are perhaps a good number of people new to paleo on here and they might easily read ideas or opinions that are merely theories but because the poster has a "Dr." in front of their initial they come across as fact. We should all remember that we are on an internet forum and one can as easily preach a nontruth as they can scientific fact.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 17, 2011
at 03:16 AM

Only one being is immune to errors, logical or otherwise: Patrik (I just jest, I jest...)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on May 16, 2011
at 08:05 PM

Interesting that this is needed......but that is our reality

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on May 17, 2011
at 05:55 PM

I think this new rule is brilliant.

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F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe

(1639)

on May 17, 2011
at 02:02 AM

I don't think so, but that's just me...I treat people who are willing to listen to reason and talk about something the same. I defer to people who can talk about different cellular stages and dna and such because they have more knowledge, but it's the internet. Same rules apply as anywhere. Take what you see and hear with a grain of salt. Check with your doc, do your research. Just because they have awesome new ideas, it doesn't mean it's going to be awesome when applied to you. I assume that I am the exception to the rule, not the standard when applying medical care.

I do understand that paleo is met with some talk from doc's and other sources about what's legit and not, so I just do the standard thing. Take what Wolf, Courdain, Sisson, Harris and other smart people talk about with some caution, do some investigating, see the studies, try it for a couple days, and either incorporate or remove it. In the end, I'm responsible for what I do, I'm not a sue-happy crazy legal person, and I live with my decisions. If that decision kills me, so be it. I will harbor no ill-will towards the other people here. I know that the dr's and such take time to talk to us, and I appreciate that.

I might post a medically related question because I want ideas, theories and differing information, but that doesn't mean that I would use it as a replacement for my doctor, merely something I would discuss with my doc and move forward from that.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 17, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Sadly, Jake, not everyone is as smart as you.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 16, 2011
at 11:11 PM

INDIVIDUAL responsibility.Let each look out for himself and not stick his beak in the face of others. Ever hear of the 'copper rule': ie. mind your business. Professional liability cannot accrue to those who voice opinions over the net in this form(its called 'anonymity'). CAVEAT EMPTOR.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on May 16, 2011
at 11:17 PM

I agree on caveat emptor but this site was created by one guy and that guy is free to set rules as he sees fit.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on May 17, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Tsk, tsk, PersonMan. Any good communist knows it's Viva Fidel!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on May 17, 2011
at 01:05 AM

Well put, melissa.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on May 16, 2011
at 11:39 PM

That would be a fine way to operate, too, but I really like that Patrik is taking nominal (heh) responsibility for the credibility of users. Of course, he can't ensure a credential is real, either, but I appreciate the effort.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on May 16, 2011
at 11:48 PM

if you want to be anon, you don't also get to call yourself a doctor

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 17, 2011
at 03:17 AM

Absolutely caveat emptor. That said, I won't allow anarchy on here.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 17, 2011
at 01:30 PM

No An-arche(abscence of a ruler/rule) only bureau-kratia. Viva Socialista, Viva El Castro!

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 18, 2011
at 05:56 AM

@PersonMan -- what are you talking about?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 17, 2011
at 03:57 PM

@PersonMan --- I find your comment very offensive. Please refrain from comparing Paleohacks commenting policies to the evils of Communism.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 18, 2011
at 12:08 AM

Communism an 'evil'("willingness to do harm to others")? The bureau is immune to criticism, it is criticism ITSELF, ie.LAW.

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06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on May 16, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Are students in medical school who are not yet a full doctors governed by the new rules?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on May 16, 2011
at 08:17 PM

At least I hope not.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on May 16, 2011
at 10:45 PM

Yes, they are...

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on May 16, 2011
at 08:04 PM

When they graduate they will be......med school is not forever

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