Posted by Justherself54 on July 8, 2010, at 17:52:24
In reply to Re: potential4hurt, potential4help.... PBC » Dr. Bob, posted by fayeroe on July 8, 2010, at 17:30:16
I didn't get the joke, then when I got it, I didn't like it. I'm not fond of jokes that are obtuse. As for the rating of posts, what I see as happening is the more articulate people will post, and the rest, like me, will avoid posting. I already feel some intimation at the best of times on the med board. Knowing my post was subject to a rating system kinda horrifies me.
I agree with Dinah..this isn't a forum where you're asking about spark plugs or how to fix your computer..our illnesses are far more complex.
If I read a post on some forum that is rated, say, about computer problems, I know I run the risk I could damage my computer. I would not want the responsibility of rating a post that may appear to be the "best" and "correct" answer, when, in fact, it would be a dangerous and incorrect answer.
I get scared enough reading some posts on the med board, especially with regard to self-medication..let alone have the wrong answer rated highly and someone gets hurt..or worse.
Just my $.01 worth!