Posted by Dinah on February 11, 2010, at 9:58:14
In reply to Re: Can Psychobabble Meds be ABOUT Psych Meds? » mystified, posted by Phillipa on February 10, 2010, at 21:24:13
I don't see deleting in a particularly positive light, Phillipa. I just was recently participating in a discussion someplace that allowed deleting and editing of posts. It led to all the things I was worried about happening here. People responding to posts that were no longer there, thus confusing all. And a troll (not on babble mind you) actually did post truly offensive things then edited them after everyone had gotten all stirred up. The results were not pretty, even though people had prudently quoted the original post in their replies.
Newer and shinier is not always better. The important thing is the ideas exchanged, not the flashy icons. If Dr. Bob's format focuses people on the content of their posts, Babble might be all the better for that.
I'm glad you're encouraging people to post at Babble, but perhaps you need not go as far as pulling teeth. :) People who come here willingly are more likely to enjoy it.
(It seems ironic to me that people left Babble over the Facebook/Twitter debacle, and now extol the virtues of Facebook and Twitter over Babble.)