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By Anonymous Latest Reply 2008-12-08 15:15:55 -0600
Started 2008-12-07 08:43:15 -0600

I have noticed today there are alot of discussions that have no replys. Why after a certsin number of days can these not be taken down, especiall the ones that are not diabetes related. That would clean up alot of these discussion.

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GabbyPA 2008-12-07 19:15:23 -0600 Report

The reason that things don't get replys is that they can often get burried with a glut of discussions. Like I found this post done today on page 7...I had to look deep into the pages to find new stuff.

Sometimes it is good to dig a little and find an older post because it warrants some chatter.

So taking them down is not really the answer. Anyone who has things to contribute just needs to look a little harder.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-07 19:19:59 -0600 Report

i am not trying to offend, but a lot of my fun is spent digging around! of course i do realize not eveyone is like me. but there you go. aren't we all a wonderful bunch of people!

Anonymous 2008-12-07 19:20:46 -0600 Report

It doesn't give the new friends a chance to look over the site or older discussions when you got the same person starting a new discussion on those same subjects. Its the first things they see when they join the site and its ridiculous. They only no what they first see, If its shopping, just to be friendly they add, and add,and add. How much can you add to shopping.

GabbyPA 2008-12-07 19:28:20 -0600 Report

This sounds like something you might want to bring to John's attention in a personal email. He will be more than happy to look into your suggestions.

He has reminded me on several occassions that every member has a feeling of ownership with the site and as long as what is being posted is not "wrong" or "offensive"...you just skip what you don't want to read.

We are not a medical site. We are a site where people with diabetes come together to talk about things. It is not mandated that they be "helpful". Besides, one mans trash is another mans treasure. We all have different needs. I just skip what is not of interest.

We have a great search tab up top that you can seach for a topic that you are interested in so you can skip all the things that are not of interst to you at the time.

There are some incredible insights to the hearts of people here in places that you might least expect it, so don't underestimate a casual discussion.

2008-12-08 02:45:42 -0600 Report

I have just learned how to delete my own posts by editing, deleting, then leaving a short message; I have had to do this several times because someone comes out with the same posts sometimes worded exactly the same usually within on hour or so after I posted

Anonymous 2008-12-08 09:29:17 -0600 Report

I wish more people were like you. Starting things over and over again is just crazy. I figured out yesterday that if no one answers in a few hours, then another discussion is started and here we go again. And Gabby I do not feel ownership of this site. Because right now it has alot of issues and for me I am tried of digging thru all the stuff. Pages and pages of stuff on one topic is not right, especiialy for the new people that need to find certain things and do not know how. And I have written John about certain issues and I have flag as inappropriate several yesterday. That is not ownership that is wanted all the nonsense to stop.

GabbyPA 2008-12-08 14:58:47 -0600 Report

Well, really that is ownership. You feel that you have a voice in how the site is run. That is ownership. It's a good thing to feel that way. It is what should keep it running well. There are many who have that same feeling of ownership who get a little off base and wander. I am not the site police and in the discussions there is no place that it says it has to be "diabetic".

I agree, I like the topics that are geared that way, but I can choose to skip what I don't want to read. I have no qualms about rating those discussion as NOT helpful, but that is to me. To someone else, they might be the spark they need. I cannot determine that.

I participate in a discussion that is the "third generation" as we decided that we would start a new one monthly because they get too long if we don't.

Anonymous 2008-12-08 15:07:59 -0600 Report

Well unlike others we will agree to disagree, instead of making a big deal out of something. I love your posts Gabby, you are a very knowledgeable woman and have very strong opinions. Keep up your great work on here and in your diabetic life.

GabbyPA 2008-12-08 15:15:55 -0600 Report

Sounds good to me. It will all get smoothed out. I really believe many of those posts are a reaction to some critizisim a few weeks back. It will eventually get weeded out.

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