Initially, all of our content was written by Tom Leach, but this quickly became a formidable task, and he invited others to join in. By 2012, there were over 2000 pages of content written by tens of authors from all over the world. Tom opened up almostadoctor to all for editing in a bid to keep it relevant, up to date, and to improve the referencing and credibility of the site. Its sort of like wikipedia (you can edit our stuff!) but it has to be approved by one of our doctors before it goes live on the site.
- To improve our content
- To help keep the site up-to-date and relevant
- To improve our referencing (to improve our content’s credibility as a scientific source of information)
- When you view an article, under the 'Article Information' section in the right hand column, you'll notice a button 'Edit this article'
- Click on it, and you’ll be taken to our fancy text editor, where you can make changes, upload images, and add sources.
- Once you save your article, it will go up ‘for review’. Your changes won’t be visible to anybody else yet.
- A doctor will review your changes, and, if they are accepted, your version of the article will become the official almostadoctor article!
- If you want to submit a new article, you can do this through our existing submission form
- You can edit and improve our articles - please do this! It keeps almostadoctor alive!
- You can Become a blogger – blogs now available for all registered users, just login and go to ‘My Profile’!
- You have a ‘profile page’. Tell us a bit about yourself, make friends, write a blog.
(And if you don’t want to remain anonymous…) You can link your account to facebook
- When you’re logged into facebook, you’re logged into almostadoctor
- Your facebook profile pic is automatically synchronised to your almostadoctor profile almostadoctor
- We'll never sell or giveaway your details to a third party. We might (very) occasionally send you a newsletter. But like, hardly ever. We've sent about five in 4 years.