Posted by ron1953 on July 16, 2012, at 10:23:22
In reply to Re: correction, posted by zazenducke on July 16, 2012, at 7:25:58
A recurring theme that I see here as well as on other online fora, is the apparent inability of some members to simply ignore those posts (or posters) which aren't interesting or aren't liked. Just like in real life, everything that one sees or hears cannot be controlled or filtered, and due to the limitations of the written word (lack of voice inflection, facial expression, body language), misunderstandings are inevitable.
Unlike choosing one's friends or choosing one's therapist, being an active member of an online forum poses the distinct possibility of continually bumping into folks who may not share or even support your particular view. It's the nature of the beast, and all the pissing and moaning about it won't change that fact. And being a "mental health" forum doesn't seem any different from others - I've been a member of guitar forums that are just as (if not more so) volatile. And the subject of moderation on those boards was just as divided.
I know that I have certainly failed on numerous occasions to just ignore some stuff, but I refuse to put the responsibility on others to post in such a way that it won't upset me.