Recently, I have received some private messages that are basically saying that they are somewhat intimated to make posts because there seems to be a dozen or so people that post to every thread here. They are worried if they make a post, that instead of getting some valid information they will only get a 'canned' response.
That does bother me a great deal. One of the greatest attributes of this site is to have any member, new or old be able to express their feelings without worries.
Some times in the past, those worries have been in the terms of being ridiculed or being made fun of. I havent seen that recently, but instead what I see is 'Gang posting' That can be as destructive as nasty posts.
So to net this out, I am really saying to everyone, post when and where appropriate. That is so important.
Many times, I think that this point system is what gets a few members to go post crazy. Wanting to get more points than anyone else seems to be their primary objective.
I love to see new people register and come on board here.
I want them to feel free to post and that their words can also mean something.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences