Posted by Michelle C. (188.8.131.52) on September 05, 1999 at 17:19:49:
I didn't get to the board yesterday and have read a couple of posts today DISCOURAGING people from contributing to the board until they have researched their questions.
ON THE SURFACE, this seems like a great idea. After all, it's common sense. HOWEVER, I know that when I was new to the board, If I had seen a post telling me to research first AND ESPECIALLY if there had been flashing letters telling me to research the links first, I would NOT have posted to this board and would NOT have met so many wonderfully supportive people. I APPRECIATE feeling free to ask questions and have more experienced people point me in the right directions. This IS one of my many resources. Frankly, I don't always have time to research questions -- internet work can be extremely time consuming AND most of the time, I'm interested in others' experiences instead of in the medical literature which may or may not be accurate for me and others.
Let's help people feel as though any CH related question is okay and I, for one, will relate my experiences and help point the person in the right direction for additional information.
I know repeated questions are frustrating for some. I just skim through the post and move on to the next one IF I don't want to "hear it again." So, for those new to the board, I say, go ahead and "play it again Sam." I think you'll find compassion here.
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