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ASNet Discussion Forum Re-opened for Comments

11/20/13 | by the professor [mail] | Categories: Announcements

Link: http://www.AddictionScience.net

We are (at least temporarily) re-opening the ASNet Discussion Forum for reader comments. Although we sincerely appreciate the feedback and other comments, the high volume of spam postings had forced us to shutdown our site to postings from nonmembers. We are again trying this on an experimental basis for the next few weeks and will determine if the spammers have lost our 'address' or if this continues to be a problem. Meanwhile, please feel free to post your comments and to initiate new threads on topics of interest. Note that postings will be screened/reviewed to eliminate spam but not for content, except for the prohibited commercial postings that have plagued us in the past; most postings should appear within 24 hours of submission. Also note that because we do not exercise editorial control over outside content, we may or may not agree with such content. We believe that an open, unmoderated discussion forum is the optimal vehicle for the free and honest exchange of ideas and for the discussion of controversial topics. "Write-on!"

Addendum

Within minutes of re-opening our discussion forum for postings from nonmembers we received our first spam postings from:

alvodireto.com
safehomesecuritytexas.com
sanstoragedirect.com (SanStorageDirect)
Tcicustomhomes.com (Cheap UGGs)

We have blacklisted these companies and suggest others boycott their products and services as sell to send a strong message to spam marketers.

About the Addiction Science Network (ASNet)
Our work involves topics related to drug abuse, drug addiction, drug dependence, and other related topics in psychopharmacology including the biological basis of severe mental disorders. The ASNet Discussion Forum serves our primary missions of disseminating unbiased scientific information about drug addiction and advocacy of better harm-reduction strategies and science-based, rationale drug-regulation policies. We also have a podcast channel and a website that support these missions which is primarily aimed at academic and professional audiences. The free use and distribution (for noncommercial purposes) of the content of our resources is permitted as long as reference is made to the original source (minimum acknowledgement "Addiction Science Network;" preferably a direct link to the original source). We are always pleased to accept donations for our work, but donations do not qualify as charitable contributions according to IRS rules because of our advocacy policy. The limited advertisements we accept are clearly distinguishable from our content by their placement on the top and/or bottom of individual webpages and by the fact that all off-site content should open a new browser window; a small payment is received on a pay-per-click basis without our readers incurring any expense (no purchase of goods or services necessary). Sponsors who make financial or in-kind contributions to support our work are acknowledged on our homepage and sometimes elsewhere on our website. Neither sponsors nor advertisers have any influence on the published content of this website.

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