Being Online has so many great advantages:
1) You can purchase almost anything online
2) You can send and receive emails from remote friends
3) You can books Travel arrangements
4) You can get the latest stock quotes
5) You can participate with Online Forums
I've been dealing with online forums for almost 25 years now. With IBM, we had a number of main frame Forums to discuss different technical items. Then as the PC started to bloom, there was a migration to the PC. First it was the Usergroups, then Blogs and now there are online forums to cover almost any possible subject.
All this is great. BUT there is one major disadvantage.
We lose the personal and human
touch to all of this.
Many times you really cant read into what one person is saying. They could be making statements that are humorous, but when you read them, you take them as insults.
We at Spine-Health are not immune to this. With the varied personalities that we have online there are times when one member's post may hurt someone even though that was not their intentions. When you get to know someone well, then you can 'feel' what they are saying.
I just want everyone to be aware of this. We are a support group for everyone and that is so important. So, if you read a post that someone made in response to something you posted and you feel that it was unfair or it was an attack on you, please, use the Private message facility here to discuss this. I would be much happier if things like this were carried on offline
. But if you do that and you can not come to any resolution , get us involved.
The time you spend each day on Spine-Health should be time you read other members posts to learn, make some of your own posts to ask questions, but it should never be spent trying to defend your position or feel that you are being attacked
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