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Old 02-24-2009, 07:51 AM
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During the past several years this community has fought several lawsuits that were brought by physicians who were upset with comments made on this forum.

Rather than compromise, we have fought these lawsuits to preserve the integrity of our community. These legal battles have been expensive. Last year alone the Hair Transplant Network community paid over $100,000 in legal fees to preserve the right of forum members to post their genuine opinions and experiences.

The freedom of expression that we all enjoy on this forum is far from free. But the integrity of this forum and the need to hold physicians accountable for their results and actions is worth the price. We fully expect to continue to defend this hard fought for freedom for all our forum members no matter what the price.

Ultimately we want our forum to be free and open as well as fair and just to all participants both patients and physicians. Therefore just as we expect physicians to be held responsible for their actions we expect those who post to be responsible for their actions.

'Free Speech' is only protected by the law when it is free from intentionally malicious and false statements. Thus if we find that a post or poster is not genuine we reserve the right to remove such posts.

However, we will continue to vigorously defend the right of this community to host comments the good, the bad and the ugly about any and all subjects and clinics (recommended or not) when the poster/post is genuine.

Over the past ten years this community and its members have helped revolutionize the hair transplant profession. We have demanded the very best in techniques and results and many leading physicians have risen to the challenge and provided them.

At the very heart of these advances has been public ACCOUNTABILITY. The members of this forum community have held the hair restoration profession and the publishers of this community accountable for their actions. Thus physicians operate knowing that today's patients may be tomorrow's poster. We also carefully choose the physicians we recommend based on input from this patient based community knowing that our decision will be publicly scrutinized.

It's free speech on this forum that makes this accountability possible. That is why free speech is essential and why we will continue to pay the price needed to defend it.

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Old 12-13-2013, 01:09 PM
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Summed up beautifully in these lines:
"Ultimately we want our forum to be free and open as well as fair and just to all participants both patients and physicians. Therefore just as we expect physicians to be held responsible for their actions we expect those who post to be responsible for their actions."

Keep the RESPECT alive.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:59 AM
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Summed up beautifully in these lines:
"Ultimately we want our forum to be free and open as well as fair and just to all participants both patients and physicians. Therefore just as we expect physicians to be held responsible for their actions we expect those who post to be responsible for their actions."

Keep the RESPECT alive.
i am agree as well, we want our forum to be free
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