This bothers me that I need to bring this into public view. However, I really have no choice.
In the past two months or so, there has been an unusual amount of in-thread-post fighting, something that has not existed here for quite some time. Sure, we all have disagreements, but they are handled like adults.
We have had to Edit a few posts, Delete some and Lock down threads. This is not normal.
As it is our practice, we are not going to mention any member names while discussing problems like this.
It is pretty clear that some members do not understand or can not comprehend how one seasoned member creates threads and posts to others. That member has made numerous solid contributions to this site and has help countless number of members, both, new/old and young and older. Those that have read posts also understand the style is blunt and does not add any sugar coating. At times over the years we have had a few discussions regarding that style.
But there are others that are chasing this member. It has become clear that there is a gang up. This is not a perception made up by the moderators, this has becoming quite evident and seen by other members.
I have had to make a number of stern posts recently regarding this matter , yet this behavior continues.
This stops now. If I or any of the other moderators sre this type of posting continue, there will be some banning. We never like to do this, but when there is substantial disruption to this site, it must be corrected.
We have over 20,000 International members. We are here to make sure that the forums/threads/posts keep in line with what this sites objectives are.
I apologize to the hundreds of daily active members who understand this and are only looking for help or to provide help.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences