Posted by Cindylou on November 2, 2001, at 20:19:14
In reply to How do you decide what to trust?, posted by Dr. Bob on October 30, 2001, at 1:56:11
Hi Dr. Bob...
> 1. From the perspective of someone looking for information, how do you decide what information to trust? What leads you to trust a web site? Another group member?
Like others have mentioned, I do learn to trust certain posters here just by spending time on the board and getting to know the different personalities of the posters. I tend to "trust" people's experiences rather than studies that people copy and paste into their messages.
But I always use the information here as something to pass along to my pdoc. I have faxed her several posts, and discussed several options with her that I have learned about on this board. I also research meds on the web that I have initially learned about on this board.
> 2. From the perspective of someone providing information, do you just pass it on, or do you try to present it in a certain way?
When I provide information, i usually share my experiences with certain meds to the people who are asking for input. I also share things that my pdoc discussed with me regarding certain medications.
Good luck with your presentation!! You have created something wonderful here. You do an excellent job of maintaining and monitoring this site -- I am constantly amazed. Thanks.