Welcome! You’re an #Avacyster now

You'll find a vibrant and growing community of women going through conditions like PCOS, thyroid, infertility, endometriosis, etc on Welcome! You’re an #Avacyster now

You'll find a vibrant and growing community of women going through conditions like PCOS, thyroid, infertility, endometriosis, etc in the Ava community. Our goal is to foster conversations that are helpful, informative, and encouraging to each other. We very much would like you to help us do just that, so here are some guidelines for how to participate in this community to make it the largest community by women, for women!

THE SHORT VERSION

We’re so glad you’re here! We hope you will help create great conversations in our community.
You can discuss and share anything about women’s health and wellness in this community.
No medical advice policy: We have experts for that. Refrain from asking for and giving medical advice on this community. It might directly or indirectly cause harm to an individual.
Don’t be a jerk, call people jerks, or react to jerks. We’ll remove bad stuff when we see it.
Respect and help the moderators. It’s a small team of dedicated, caring humans working hard to make things better.

RULES OF THE ROAD

We want this community to be a place of comfort and encouragement for all women. So please help us by bearing in mind the guidelines for this beautiful community. Here are things that will get your comment or forum post removed. Note that this is not a comprehensive list. Our moderators reserve the right to remove anything we deem inappropriate.

Spam: Zero tolerance, of course! If it comes from a human or a robot, spam will be deleted. This includes self-promotion. Generally speaking, promoting your projects here will be treated like any other spam.

Personal attacks: Don’t attack or insult another user. It’s not helpful and it doesn’t make Ava a friendly place. This includes calling other members trolls.

Doxxing: Don’t reveal someone else’s personal information.

Illegal activities: Posting links to illegal downloads, ways to steal service, and other n nefarious activity is not OK here.

NSFW material: Nope, not allowed. Even images or links that could be considered borderline are not acceptable. A good rule of thumb is that anything.

Racism, sexism, and other discrimination: Not cool. Attacking entire classes of people is just like attacking a single person: accounts will be reported and blocked.

Trolling: ”Trolling” is a big, messy term, but we know what trolls are and we won’t tolerate it. If you’re abusing the good conversations here at Ava, we will take your comments and posts down.

Spreading misinformation: We are not a platform for spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation and will remove posts promoting obvious falsehoods. Especially medical advice.

Commenting on someone’s physical appearance, voice, or style: Let’s keep the discussion to the content, please. Even if you’re writing what you consider a compliment, it will be removed.

Multiple accounts and throwaway emails: We don’t allow multiple accounts per user. Using a disposable email address signals to us that you might not be here for the right reasons. You also may not create accounts designed to impersonate another person.

Cross posting: Don’t make duplicate posts across different forums — it clogs things up and fractures the conversation.

Above all, our team of moderators works to keep the conversation here friendly, engaging, helpful, and productive. If we feel a comment or forum post is harming that endeavor, we’ll take action.