Posted by messadivoce on February 7, 2005, at 15:11:49
In reply to Who is ignored?, posted by rainbowbrite on February 7, 2005, at 13:14:13
That's a really interesting question. I personally have never felt ignored here. I know that I only respond to people's threads if I have something good to say. I don't want to say anything stupid or not thought out. And I try to provide support whenever possible. As of late I've been in kind of a "down" mood, and I'm out of things to say (my problem, not anyone else's) so that's why I'm lurking more than posting.
I think people with similar issues tend to post to each other more--I know I've made closer connections with some than others. And the internet is so tricky b/c when you're speaking to people fact-to-face, you can provide support just with your presence or an expression, and that's not possible online. You don't know someone is listening unless they post back. But an advantage of Babble is that it makes it easier to discuss sensitive topics and not have the pressure of a face-to-face interaction. I think Babble is a good mix of personal connection and anoninimity.