The Health Fraud Discussion List provides a forum for discussing frauds, quackery, and unscientific health matters. It is very active, with more than 550 members and about 40 postings per day.
- The list is primarily for participants in the everyday struggle
against quackery, but others are welcome as guests.
- If the volume of messages becomes uncomfortably large, guests
may be asked to post no more than two messages per day.
- Healthfraud is an "unmoderated" list. However,
if a discussion or argument becomes nonproductive, the participants
will be advised to continue their discussion privately.
- To post to the list, it is necessary to subscribe. Once you
are subscribed, messages sent to the list will automatically
be forwarded to the whole mailing list.
- Messages that insult other list members or indicate that
the poster is antagonistic to the aims and purposes of our antiquackery
network will trigger a warning, temporary exclusion, or permanent
exclusion from the list.
- Messages should be sent in plain text. The list cannot receive
attachments and may garble messages sent in HTML format.
- Remember that the list is public and therefore accessible
to anyone who wishes to subscribe.
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- Messages should be as brief as possible for meaningful discussion.
- When responding to a message, begin by stating who said it
and remove all words not needed to understand the chain of thought.
Do not routinely copy the previous message in its entirety.
For formatting tips, see Dan's Mail Format Site.
- Messages like "I agree" or "Thank you"
that have no relevant content should be sent privately and not
posted to the list.
- If the poster's full name is not included in the poster's
email address, it should be placed at the end of the message.