I am sorry to see the shape DS is in (on ths board anyway). I left these boards for awhile because of some ugly messages I was getting after my little debate over debate thing :) People can be cruel, that is for sure. Someone (who I did not know) sent me a message saying that I should stay off these boards and go take care of my ugly kids. Isn't that sweet? Fortunately we all have different personalities and opinions. This is good, it would suck for everyone to be the same. It is also hard for all these different type personalities to type their thoughts or opinions without coming across as rude to some. I do not know what all the fuss was about this time....would take me too long to search and read...but it seems to have gotten out of hand. Things only get worse when people take "sides" and dip their 2 cents into who they think is right or wrong. The problem will not go away just because it is ignored. This is a problem with this board (or any public community). This type of issue will always pop up. I guess this was my whole issue with the debate thing (which let's not go into). Let's just all close our eyes for a second and remember how we felt when we were first diagnosed or waiting for a diagnoses. Let's remember how scared, upset or whatever emotions we had at that time. Remember searching for understanding and support from someone, anyone. And remember finding this site. How good it felt to find a whole group of people that had your same fears, symptoms and thoughts. Now imagine you came to this board and everyone was fighting and you would post a topic, but it would get buried and no one would care enough to respond. Everyone was so rapped up in themselves and proving their point to care about you. Would you come back? Where would you go for the support? Just a thought. I am concerned about the potential for running new people away. Or even not new people. Not only would it be a loss for them of losing a great "support" site but it would be a loss to us. Who knows what kind of advice or support they may be able to provide?
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