Posted by Dinah on September 6, 2004, at 12:54:54
In reply to Re: Bob, you are being hard to understand » gardenergirl, posted by Larry Hoover on September 6, 2004, at 12:10:23
I honestly don't think Dr. Bob realizes that it's something like "It's a technical issue relating to the site operation that makes doing what you suggest impossible, difficult, whatever the truth may be." That's what I was suggesting in an earlier thread. I generally get the most satisfying answers from Dr. Bob when I keep my questions extremely concrete and to the point. Like asking "Is there a technical issue that prevents you from deleting or changing the subject lines in the posts, or archiving hte board early." or "While I know you dislike to delete posts, I also know you like to keep the language here family friendly. Is there some inherent value in keeping rather than deleting these posts with very family unfriendly subject lines? Could you make an exception in this one case? I don't think deleting those specific posts would change the ability of future readers to ascertain what was happening in that thread." rather than "Why don't you do something about those posts?"
I think that discussions containing very general questions frustrate Dr. Bob as much as they frustrate us. Of course the problem comes in that we don't always know which specific questions to ask.
Dr. Bob, if what I'm saying is incorrect, I'm sure you'll feel free to point out the errors in my conclusions. I don't mean anything negative about it at all. We all have our own communication styles. I once questioned my therapist about whether it was bad of him to change his style of speaking to suit me, and he answered that it was more important that he got his point across in a way that I could hear and understand it than that he maintain a certain style. So I'm not in any way saying that you are unique or especially difficult to converse with. I could say the exact same thing (with different examples) about myself.