Posted by pegasus on December 2, 2004, at 13:33:08
In reply to Lou's response to Dinah-~endrs-frckidio » Dinah, posted by Lou Pilder on December 2, 2004, at 11:37:45
Well, but because it's not actually ok to call another poster a fruitcake or an idiot here, that post will surely be given a PBC when Dr. Bob sees it. And if Dr. Bob misses it, we have this board to use to bring it to his attention. So the rules do provide a way to deal with that already.
But someone might say something less obvious, that, say, you objected to, but it wasn't against the rules. Dr. Bob won't take any action, but that doesn't mean that Dr. Bob agrees with them. It just means that he is allowing them to say it here, because it doesn't violate the rules. So, if that's what you mean by endorse, then we do already have a system in place to establish whether Dr. Bob endorses certain statements.
Or are you confused about whether Dr. Bob agrees with statements, and that's what you want him to specify? I think in that case he'd be getting very close to practicing medicine here (at least in the case of the meds board), which would probably be a liability issue for him.
Sorry, just getting lost again about what is the fundamental concern here.