Posted by Dave Emond on November 10, 2001 at 04:11:36:
In Reply to: JIM R. Where did you go....... posted by Tony G on November 10, 2001 at 01:05:27:
I've been talking to Jim through e-mail, and have found after joining OUCH, his desire to want to help OUCH in any way he can to be quite uplifting. He and his wife both work in healthcare and have volunteered to help in the Liaison Committee.
Jim is new to the site ... I think back to when I first found this site years ago. Like myself, Jim and many others here, there is a certain relief found here. It's an incredible experience to be able to talk with others who actually understand what you're going through, why would we want to stop that enthusiasm? Ever notice how much room birthday wishes take up on the board? I've never seen criticism of that. Let Jim have his say, let him feel at home for once. This goes for all the "newbies" as well. I think if we remember back to when we first found a home here, we might back off a bit.
I notice in Jim's posts, while going through CH and med side effects, he still posts his messages in a cheerful mood. I think this site is responsible for that, and can't understand why we'd turn around and pull the rug out from under him?
Yes, important posts do get pushed off the board quickly, but for many more reasons than a few people. We've never had a problem repeating the same answers to questions over and over again before, so why now?
All I'm trying to say is let the newbies enjoy their new found home, give them time to learn, meet fellow CH'ers and interact. In time, they will be "old folks" too and will be helping future "newbies".
Just my opinion,
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