Good Or Bad; The SIte Has Been Changing

By Latest Reply 2008-12-25 13:35:05 -0600
Started 2008-12-15 20:57:38 -0600

What are your reactions to the discussions and replies in the last month; more helpful or harmful to site. Getting more of what you came for? Not finding what you want, What has Broken, And What has been fixed. Are things basically getting a little better in the discussion sites; I think so.

25 replies

2008-12-18 14:48:29 -0600 Report

I agree with everyone; and we can pick and choose what we want to read, and who we want to read posts from.

2008-12-19 06:26:40 -0600 Report

Everyday, lately, there has been more and more good things, useful discussions, and some really fun and interesting discussions started, and that is all good. Claudia

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2008-12-23 17:55:19 -0600 Report

I really enjoy this site. I have found a lot of information that has helped me.
I have also made many friends. I always look at thediscussios d if something catches my eye I will read it. But this is a great site and I'm glad I found it and all of you.

2008-12-25 05:54:49 -0600 Report

Daniel; Thankyou so much for your input; I hope you and your family can enjoy this day as best you can, and feel to call on us throughout the day if you need support. and, God Bless You All\Love Claudia

Delores2760 2008-12-25 13:35:05 -0600 Report

I just recently joined this site and I LOVE it!Everyone has been super friendly to me.I agree that there are disussions that are not about diabetes and that if you're not interested just don't go there.It's true that people join for various reasons and I think that it's a healthy sign that we talk about different things and not just diabetes.

2008-12-17 21:14:08 -0600 Report

Since I have joined this site, I have learned alot. I have spent alot of time checking out the discussions, receipes, and all the other links. The only negative I have noticed is that there seems to be quite a bit of negative posts the past couple of weeks. For the most part, however, I enjoy this site.

Richard157 2008-12-17 21:26:10 -0600 Report

Yes Mary, I don't like those negative posts either. If I see too many of them I will not spend as much time here. I don't see those kinds of statements on some sites I visit.

2008-12-18 09:49:15 -0600 Report

I look forward to reading the posts because in most cases I not only learn something new, but they do help cheer me up on a bad day. Along with everything else, I suffer from depression, and I get on this site looking to get cheered up or to find out info I need. The negatives just tend to make the depression worse. I was under the assumption this site was to help people with their medical problems, no matter what they were, not make them worse.

Anonymous 2008-12-16 15:25:09 -0600 Report

I have been here awhile and when I first signed up it was all about diabetes and nothing else. But now there is all kinds of discussion. And my feeling on it is if you like to chat about all kinds of things then go for it, if you do not then do not post on those discussions. But do not bad mouth the ones that do. We all come to this site for different things. Some come for the companionship in their daily lives, and they chat all the time. Some come to get information and advice for their diabetes and do not post alot or only post on diabetes related discusions. So what ever category you fall into, do not complain about the other one. Just post positive things when you post on whatever you post on. Just my thoughts.

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2008-12-16 15:35:34 -0600 Report

I like the way you think. I agree with you 100%. Thank You. This is not a site for people to push people around and try to conform others to their way of thinking. It is a site for caring and sharing and if they want to make it into something else…then let me suggest they start their own site.

Anonymous 2008-12-16 15:36:42 -0600 Report

I like the way you think too. thank you for the support.

2008-12-17 05:45:23 -0600 Report

Yes; that is exactly how I feel; If you don't want the same old posts that have been taking the forefront, tho, just don't open them.. John told me this was an issue, and for now we are told not to read or post; just let it fall behind and be forgotten, if you really think it is useless; that is. Be fair to every post.

sparkysmom 2008-12-17 10:04:07 -0600 Report

True there. I read what I want and ignore what I am not interested in. I LOVE this site and the people on it.

Richard157 2008-12-17 21:23:06 -0600 Report

I agree. My mode of operation is summed up by "If you cannot say anything nice then say nothing at all".

Does anyone remember a movie in which that quote was made? It is a famous children's movie.

GabbyPA 2008-12-17 21:39:05 -0600 Report

Bambi!! Thumper had a way, and his momma always said.....

Richard157 2008-12-17 21:52:33 -0600 Report

Yes Mary, I saw that movie when I was a preschooler. I always remembered that quote. That movie made me cry though when Bambi's mother died. I did not take my boys to see the movie until they were older than I was. Lol!

GabbyPA 2008-12-16 09:10:50 -0600 Report

Life is an evolving thing and so as the site grows and has more members in it, it will morph. That is not always a bad thing. The catapiller is cute, but the butterfly is beautiful.

I personally LOVE this site. No matter what is going on in it. I think when we spend too much time here, we see more of the frustrations of it. But when I come, I look for what I am intersted in, post a question if I have one and peek at the recipes every month or so. Then it is fresh to me, and I find little surprises that make me happy to be a part of it.

The friends I have made here are fantastic and I am looking forward to 2009 when I might get to meet some of you. THAT will be so much fun.

So just like us, the site has moods. But in all of it, we have friends to pull us thru the hard times and to laugh with us in the better times. I would not change it for the world.

Headsup 2008-12-16 15:23:39 -0600 Report

What do you mean, meet some of us?

GabbyPA 2008-12-16 15:44:02 -0600 Report

I have made some friend here who have said they would like to meet up for a face to face instead of finger to finger conversation. I am looking forward to that.

2008-12-16 22:07:05 -0600 Report

Gabby, if I can come to Florida to meet you I'll come now and get out of this frozen tundra that I live in … LOL Kill two birds with one stone..!!!


GabbyPA 2008-12-17 07:47:29 -0600 Report

Sounds like a plan. My mom is house sitting and her suite is available. We have the windows open right now and it is 58 degrees and foggy. Sounds better than -20 degrees and snowing! Come on down.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-16 05:36:24 -0600 Report

I actually to this day think the site has changed for the better. I know for a fact, the staff has been working hard on this. We the friends here, need to help in keeping this site going. It has some bad times in the past, but I am not going to look back to that and look foward from this day on. I feel if everyone choose to read and respond to all the discussions , good for you. But if you read a discussion that paticularly doesn't have any interest to you, skip it and go on. I have learned through trail and erroe what I want to track and what I don't. Just realizing that, I could on here and not get flustered anymore. I go to what I think I want to see and I am enjoying it more…Debe

Headsup 2008-12-16 03:41:33 -0600 Report

Marm, I haven't been here long either but I have gained loads of good info and ideas. I love this site

caragypsy 2008-12-15 21:58:31 -0600 Report

I've been here less then a mouth so I don't know how the site has changed. I do know that I have gotten a lot of help here. Thank you to all the people who have help me. Cara