Arron wrote:I enjoy the conspiracy theories, but I'm afraid you're barking up the wrong tree. This is MS does indeed have a bias-- the elimination of Multiple Sclerosis from all of our lives. For almost 3 years, we have worked hard to demonstrate that. But to be explicit, we have no corporate sponsorships or grants or "educational" stipends, etc. The Google advertisements and the donations link help us *defray* the costs of running this site, which has grown considerably commensurate with its popularity (over 2500 members! woohoo!).
Privacy is important to the people that are involved in this site for many reasons, not the least of which is because the internet is *not* always a benign place filled with people that only want the best for you-- and that is all I believe I need to say as a reasonable person will catch my drift. Since we are not a corporation, but individuals, revealing names and addresses of the everyday people involved here will do no good and strongly discourage us from being able to freely pursue stories from all aspects of the MS community. If nothing else, listing your personal phone number and address in a public, online database will never be a good idea-- could you just imagine the spam?
If you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail me personally (webmaster AT [thiswebsitename].com). Otherwise, I understand your cynicism, but please accept This is MS at face value-- we're honestly trying to help.
From our FAQ:
Who runs this site?
We're a group of friends who have been affected by MS in various ways--some are generally interested in autoimmune diseases, some have it, some have significant others who have it, others still have best friends or parents. All of us are disgusted with the state of treatments today and at the same time, brimming with excitement over what's being done in the research and drug pipeline field.
We're taking a stance of anonymity for a reason-- this site is to remain unbiased and focused on MS, not us. We contribute by using our skills to create a community and fill it with content, the rest is up to our users such as yourself.
johnrob wrote:Begs the question who profits from this site? IF profit is involved - maybe the site is not as "unbiased" as one would think. hmmm...
HarryZ wrote:johnrob wrote:Begs the question who profits from this site? IF profit is involved - maybe the site is not as "unbiased" as one would think. hmmm...
Well Johnrob.....you certainly think highly enough of this site to copy a message from it and paste it on another MS Forum
Arron, please update your member count... was 2500 now 2499... Because, I'm outta here....
? I thought I would take a looksee at this site, and it does not exist. If you preceed it with www. it takes you to a MercSerono websiteJeanDeEau wrote:The site TheMSForum.com is run by (and shills for) a certain dentist in the UK who can actually cure MS.
I thought I would take a looksee at this site, and it does not exist. If you preceed it with www. it takes you to a MercSerono website
No, you didn't miss anything. I did... and just wanted to follow up specifically on the post I quoted not "on topic" of who owns the site.MacKintosh wrote:Have I missed something? The questions about site ownership were posted back in 2006.
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