Posted by Ted (126.96.36.199) on March 27, 2001 at 23:13:43:
In Reply to: If you mean all the days when posted by Paula on March 27, 2001 at 22:25:48:
as some of the posts that have been coming in. I vowed to stay out of this one, but I think there is so much misunderstanding about her original post that I have to chime in. I don't believe she was talking so much about the old timers that left the board, although some are missed. I think she was more refering to the fact that it seems more and more the board is seeming like a non-topic-specific chat room. When I first came here this board was more of a technical board with discussions on the potential causes and biological aspects of CHs. It probably was 60 percent that and 40 percent a support group. Then, maybe 6 months to a year ago it flip-flopped to 60/40 support/technical. That was also a nice way to have it. It then became 95 percent support and 5 percent technical. That was nice too, although admittedly, less my bag. But still very cool. But what I've been seeing lately and I think Margi was refering to more than anything else is the superfluous posts coming in more and more. Things that make this board lose focus of anything about CHs. Does that mean things like jokes? God no. What better way to keep things better for all of our minds and souls than keeping us laughing (Or groaning. Or shaking our heads and having the urge to shout "Man, that was bad.")? Does that mean someone complaining about their day and not mentioning clusters? No. Because the stress that CHs add in our lives, whether a person inflicted or a supporter, this condition adds enough stress in our lives and if work or life is stressing someone out, well, it all takes a toll when added together. It doesn't mean a lot of things. Because much of our lives have a connection to clusters. What it means is more aimed at posts (and I won't give a real example in order to protect the innocent) are ones like "Hi everyone. I just wanted to tell you I prefer crackers with salt, rather than non-salt. Oh. And my gas tank is at the 1/4 mark. I better go to the gas station tomorrow."
Well, at least that was my take on it.
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