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Another way to make people stop reading your threads

I always believe that the reason people create new threads is because they are looking for answers to some questions. That is so very true, and I think we all, as members of Spine-Health try our best to do that.

But every once in a while, some members try to expand on their threads.

1) They create a new thread every day, basically the same topic, but a different twist.

2) They post, and then a few hours later or the next day post No one has responded? Whats the problem?

I've always tried to address situation #1. The more one individual posts every day, the chances that there posts are going to be read diminishes.
When there is a problem, it is always better to stay within the thread that you first created about the subject.

Some examples to avoid:

  • - I just had a ESI, I dont know how it is going to feel
    - I posted about having an ESI, but now I want people to tell me how they feel
    - How come no one is responding?
    - Today, I had an EMG
    - The EMG hurts, I am in more pain now
    - Doesnt anyone have problems with their EMG's
    - How come no one is responding?
    - I think I have this problem
    - Today, I know think I have another problem
    - Now, I know I have this problem, it is so serious
    - Why doesn't anyone comment on my problems?
While these examples may seem a bit extreme, in reality we have had members recently posting to that effect!. One day they have problem A, the next day they have problem B, the next day problem C, etc.

Please put some trust in what we (moderators) are saying. We have been here a long time and we see the type of threads/posts that are effective and those that do not get any responses. We do understand that you are hurting, but please do yourself a favor and don't overload the forums with every thing that bothers you. It is so much better to stay within one thread. You can talk about all the tings that are happening to you, the good, the bad, etc. People will ten to listen and respond in that manner vs a new thread for every item.

As always, if in doubt, ask any of the moderators, we will be glad to help you.. Not only will it make your post more effective, but it will also make our jobs easier.

Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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