- Apr 24, 2003
I agree treading lightly is important and not everyone has the patience for it. That said, being blatantly rude from any member to any member is unacceptable in any forum. New members or old. If a member doesn't have the patience for the DIHALS section they should "ignore that section" and focus on PALS/CALS (that's the feature I'm hoping to implement in the future).David, thank you for addressing the DIHALS issues. I frequently reply to posts there because I know what horror I went through for nearly a year. After my diagnosis I was even more horrified to read my initial posts. They sounded like an anxiety-ridden crazy person. I think we have to tread lightly with new people and, frankly, I've seen initial replies that are much too abrasive for people who are terrified. I'm not talking about the ones who come back for months and years after seeing a neurologist. Tough love has its place here, too. It's just that sometimes it takes more than a few posts and replies to get enough information.
EDIT: Mike deleted the post to which I referred. FWIW, I agreed with him and gave a quite lengthy reason why.
It only makes sense that this being a forum for PALS/CALS that PALS/CALS can choose what areas of the site interest them. It might be as simple as allowing members to choose what forums are included in their lists, and if needed, a way to hide forums of their choosing. Maybe some people don't want the "Off Topic" to clutter their forum home because they never use them.