Posted by J Shoo (184.108.40.206) on October 09, 1999 at 11:46:35:
In Reply to: Could we perhaps try to limit ourselves to non-trivial messages? posted by Maryse on October 08, 1999 at 14:45:04:
This used to be a good forum but now it's so full of useless crap I rarely ever come here anymore. That's pretty common for the internet though. The alt.support.headaches.migraine newsgroup has gone downhill the same way. Other than a moderated list, there is no solution however. The trolls and people who love to see themselves talk flood the internet everywhere. A lot of it comes from children, and judging from the content of the messages, I'd bet half the messages here are from 8 to 12 year old children who never had a cluster headache in their lives. Those kids love to get on the internet, troll, and pretend they're adults.
The crap messages are really a form of censorship and trying to control other people. Someone set up a message board with his own money which was supposed to be about cluster headaches, but people have censored the board and controlled him by posting about everything else but clusters. It would be like someone who hijacked a bus, then when asked why the bus wasn't making the normal stops, told the passengers to stop trying to censor him. Flooding the site with non-cluster messages is total disrespect for the webmaster. It's misuse of someone else's property.
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