Unfortunately the issue of abuse has once again reared its ugly head, resulting in my having to restrict a regular user of this forum.
When I set up this forum it was to help those living with RLS. What my role has turned into sometimes feels like a playground manager, where people who are supposed to be adults act in childish, petty and bitter ways. I will not tolerate it. I am therefore applying the rules of HU and where a person breaches these rules I will act. I do not take sides but look at the evidence provided to me.
I have evidence that much of the ill feeling between (a small number of the) HU forum users is the result of disagreements on other forums, particularly a number of Facebook groups to which particular HU forum users have privately been invited to join. I am not a member of any of these groups. As far as I am concerned you can say or do what you like on these other forums. I have no control over them (the other forums) or responsibility for them. However I do have a responsibility for the HU forum and to you, its users, and therefore will try to act wherever external disagreements spill into it - this is particularly difficult however when I only have one side of a story. There are always two sides to every story. I am often left to make a decision based on limited information, therefore only being able to act according to the evidence available to me. Sometimes this means I make the right decision, sometimes the wrong one.
Please help make my life easier. Treat each other with respect. If you use other RLS forums please keep your disagreements there. If you are in a disagreement on another forum, please do not ask me to intervene. In short, do not bring external disagreements onto this forum. I will have no hesitation in restricting or banning users who breach the HU rules.
Daragh, Chair RLS-UK