Important - Before Discussing Cochlear Implant

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LinuxGold

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We, the moderators, are very well aware that Cochlear Implant issues are VERY controversial and sensitive amongst the deaf community. We do understand the severity of this issue and it do invoke frustrations, anger and the world of negativity in our souls, however We are NOT here to declare war on one's personality, one's experience or one's whatever. We are here to DISCUSS the subject itself.

For example I would express my opinion as:

"I think Deaf child should not have an implant because it doesn't allow that child a freedom to...."

Rather than saying:

"I think you are a misfit because you forced your deaf child to have an implant...."

or

"your credentials doesn't qualify you to.."

If we see this negative activities continue in any thread, we will start to track users who do that and will start handing out warnings and eventually ban if our warnings are ignored.

We want this place to be a good resource for those who wanted to listen to both sides and to express their experience and to allow unknowns to make a decision on their own rather than to attack them away. We are here to provide the positive image of the deaf culture, not to make it look like a war machine!
 
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naisho

Forum Disorders M.D.,Ph.D
12/30/2011

This is a reminder for AllDeafers who may need to revisit the sticky posted a long time ago for discussions that stem from this section. LinuxGold has done a summary in the original post for some of what the moderators look for.

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