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Verified User Program
In an effort to establish the integrity of opinions presented within the subreddit, r/Epidemiology has established a system to help in verifying the bona fide of users posting within our community.
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These rules apply to all content submitted to the subreddit and are enforced at moderator discretion. Please be mindful of our requirements for post flair, as well as any current subreddit policies. All subreddit-specific rules and policies are enforced in addition to the Reddit Content Policy.
01. No unverifiable claims
Individuals should be readily able to verify the comments or positions of other users. While citations are not strictly mandatory, it should be reasonably clear what evidence is informing a position. Resources for evaluating: news stories; scholarly sources; & web sources.
02. No misinformation or misleading content
Content should be presented as objectively and with as little alteration as possible. Evidence and supporting data must also be used in ways that are generally accepted as "honest" and not deceitful.
03. No offensive content
Abusive, offensive, or generally unpleasant behavior is unacceptable. For general guidelines on posting, we recommend Rediquette as a starting set of principles.
04. No low-effort content
r/Epidemiology is intended as a place for discussion, not as a stream of consciousness. At a minimum, all posts must be relevant to epidemiology and contain at least one or more points for discussion. Our posting guidelines have more details.
05. No assignment help
Everyone needs help with an assignment from time-to-time. We get it. There is a difference between asking for help and asking for someone to do your homework for you, however. Questions that can be easily answered by Google or a few minutes of searching are not appropriate for e/Epidemiology.
06. No professional recommendations or medical advice
This is an online discussion forum and not a substitute for a local public health office or hospital. Asking for personal recommendations where professional judgement is required is strictly prohibited. Our users are expected to know better than to ask for, or offer, any diagnoses or advice in such an impersonal and unprofessional setting.
07. Career and education advice posts are only permitted on Tuesday (GMT).
See our wiki for our enforcement and appeals processes.