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The nature of this board

Posted by Noa on October 29, 1999, at 7:15:13

In reply to Re: Run on threads..., posted by dj on October 28, 1999, at 22:28:04

Those who know me probably have noticed I have been off the board for a couple of days. I was lurking some, but then took a break because the board was getting REEEEEAAAAALLLLLLLYYY SSSSSLLLLOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW. I wonder if the timing of this thread is related to any problem that might have been occurring in how slowly this board was working (please note the absence of any technical language, as I really don't know why it was so slow).
I enjoy the diversity. SOmetimes I want specific med information, sometimes I just want to commune with people who have had similar experiences with depression, meds, etc. I pick and choose what to read. And when I am the author of those more rambling posts, I simply assume that those who will be interested will read, and those who aren't, wont. The fact that this posts attracts well informed, intelligent folks, who take an interest in educating themselves about meds, their particular disorders, etc. is the most important thing. Whether we are talking about technical or personal stuff is not as much an issue as the fact that I respect them all, and feel a certain connection.
I agree with the suggestion to delete the previous post when you respond. I also think it is possible to develop a kind of courteous convention of somehow labeling the post as technical or expressive, or both, so people might choose whether to open it or not. Perhaps simply adding the letter T for technical or E for expressive (an arbitrary choice, as most social conventions are--other suggestions welcome) after the title of the post. Example:

Re: Life on Meds--Approaching 40/E

Re: Life on Meds--Approaching 40/T

or: Re: Life on Meds--Approaching 40/TE

Personally, this board has saved my life in more ways than one. The specific info has both given me knowledge I needed to be more on top of my own treatment, as well as give me hope that even tho my treatment wasn't working optimally, there might be another one that would. The info on serzone that I got from Dee helped me hang in there until the initial negative effects wore off. But I also connected to Dee and others at that time, and the personal connections have also been a life saver. I have seen this board as a community, a diverse one, with room for the tech-oriented as well as the interpersonal-oriented. Even the occassional relgion-oriented. It makes me feel so good that all have been welcome.




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