When I joined sh in March 09 I was greeted very well in chat. Everyone would ask about my problems and say sorry to me. Some even tried to help me understand as much as possible about my mri reports. For months now I have noticed people not really caring about people and helping them. I know not everyday or time people feel like helping but there have been on more then one occasion where I have seen some rude stuff happening. I personally have gone in there for a shoulder to lean on and been shoved a side like waste. We have a lot of newbies that I find need help but in same token also don't have the patience to wait turn or wait for someone who has same problem to help answer. I love jokes and humor in chat it helps us to feel better for even a minute but there are times where people need help first and fun later. I personally have seen quite a few newbies leave because the fun came first and they just wanted some serious medical chat. I have also been finding a lot of self centerness lately. If it isn't all about one person then that person leaves, gets upset or just shuts up completely. I am not talking one or two people either it is lots. There is also people who say something and not one person is nice enough to even reply to them at all. I honestly do not get what is going on in sh chat any more but wish it would go back to the way it was in March 09. This is all my opinion but I do know that others have made similar comments to me about these problems. All that this is doing is pushing us people that came for help and found friends in the process not want to come in any more or as much. There has been some really stupid fights going on and even I wasn't able to avoid some of them. One person who has been banned was causing lots of problems for me. It really sucks when you have to defend yourself when what you came for was help and to help others. Just like last night I went to a very good friends funeral and needed a shoulder the night I found out her cancer got the better of her sooner but I only told people I knew would listen to me in yahoo or private messages in chat. I wouldn't say it in the room because I have seen some really rude comments on the screen and I didn't want that. So now I finally got this off my chest. I have wanted to say something for months but haven't done it till now.
Sorry this rant is so long but it has been building up for months.