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Re: Suggestions

Posted by Adam on October 27, 1999, at 0:10:40

In reply to Suggestions, posted by Weary on October 26, 1999, at 23:40:53

Hmm. I'm sure I've been guilty of some of these things sometimes.
Perhaps just by responding to this I'm somehow contributing to the problem.
It's very hard to know, really.
It's also very hard to accomodate all individual tastes and sensibilities.
Sorry to contribute to the bandwidth problem, but I see no easy solution
to your concerns.

> I have noticed several recent trends on this board which create ungodly long threads. These, in turn, cause the PsychoBabble page to take forever to load and make scrolling through the posts a tiring task and, truth be told, bore the hell out of me.
> Some suggestions for posts that can be eliminated:
> 1. Post has nothing to do with the originating post, (e.g. something in a responding post intrigues you)-- Start a new thread and address it to that person under a new subject heading.
> 2. "Me too" posts -- resist the urge to see your name in print. If you have nothing to add for the original poster, why bother?
> 3. "Mutual Admiration" posts, i.e., ad nauseum back and forth between responders of "you're so strong, caring, funny, cute, supportive", etc. -- Get a room. Take it outside. Email your affection. Leave it out of the thread. If you feel the need to put "hehe" in the text, you can be sure your post falls in this category.
> 4. Flaming posts -- Take your meds, check the moon, have a cup of herbal tea and then decide if you really want to jump all over someone who has a similar disorder to you and is struggling with their own demons. Re-read the post that irked you and see if it could be interpreted in different way.
> 5. Life Story posts -- Interesting if they have some bearing on the original question/statement. Self-aggrandizing if not, and an insult to the original poster. Check your motives.
> I am not talking about posts that have no answer for the responder other than "I care". Sometimes that is the most important answer.
> Ok, I've gotten that out of my system. Now I'll go take my meds, check the moon and have a cup of herbal tea.
> Have a nice day!
> Weary




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