Posted by Twinleaf on July 16, 2012, at 1:00:14
In reply to Re: Smoothing troubled waters? » Dinah, posted by Phillipa on July 15, 2012, at 19:42:53
It's very distressing to see how many destructive posts there have been here lately. It seems so ironic that, when there were almost incessant civility warnings and blocks, most of them were for very minor things, often so minor that it was not even clear why they were given. Now there are posts clearly aimed to hurt. We really do need monitoring for these destructive posts, although it seems pretty clear that we are not going to get it. This board has been through a lot, but it still has a lot of vital information and available support and understanding to offer. There are very few places like this. However,I see these negative posts as being very damaging to the positive values which still remain here. If they continue, they will make the board unsafe for everyone, but especially for new posters, who will be even less able to take them in stride than the rest of us.
I think it is vital to a mental health forum that it's members treat one another with respect, as this indicates that they respect and care about themselves as they should. Everyone here should, firstly, be a thoughtful and responsible human being. Having an emotional or mental disorder is only a part of who they are. It does not entitle them to disrespect or hurt others.