An Apology To All

By Young1s Latest Reply 2013-10-17 12:15:19 -0500
Started 2013-10-16 22:25:30 -0500

I recently started a discussion that was basically a call/plea to all of the DCers that frequented this site in the recent past. And I want to thank those who have commented and are continuing to do so. However, I feel that those of you that weren't here back then, are being left out.

Please know that this wasn't my intention. While we had an exceptionally large group of members that used to participate regularly at one time, that doesn't mean that I ONLY want to hear from them. There aren't any cliques here. It's just that, as one of our friends said to me recently, we had the perfect storm going on here for a while. But please know that we all support one another no matter what the case may be (longtime member, new to site, newly diagnosed, just getting it together, etc). I was just trying to address a feeling/mood that used to be here, is all.

So if I made anyone feel like they were not welcomed to speak up in the discussion I started, again I apologize. What makes this a great venue is the willing participants. So I urge you all to not be afraid to put your two cents into any discussion where you feel you have an opinion and/or something to offer. You'd be surprised who is in the same boat as you. Or start your own, even if it's just to say hi. We want to hear from you, we need to hear from you.

2 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-10-17 12:15:19 -0500 Report

In my opinion, you have no reason to apologize. The discussion which is one of the best I have seen on here in a long time is open to anyone wanting to participate.

The site evolved into a site I wasn't proud to be a part of. I stayed away for awhile. I looked into sites on Facebook but they were far worse than what this site was becoming. I returned and found Nick and few other of my friends I had not seen in awhile.

I don't think anyone should feel they are left out of your discussion. Newer people can chime in and find out just how supportive we are and about the fun times we have had on this site. Thanks for starting this discussion. It was like a trip down memory lane.

Nick1962 2013-10-17 09:18:42 -0500 Report

Don’t know that you really have anything to apologize for. That was a good post that brought out a few folks that have been “on leave” for a while and certainly didn’t exclude anyone from offering an opinion. Newer members could have easily jumped in and said “I don’t know what it was like back then, but I’d like to see……….”, but they didn’t.

A lot of what’s being posted just doesn’t encourage or require participation or discussion. Maybe this is just a shift in the way social media is now used that we older folks just don’t seem to accept or even understand. Maybe “tweets” are becoming the communication norm, and that’s just the evolution of the site. Whatever the case, the burden to uphold what we saw as traditional certainly doesn’t fall on your shoulders, at least not on yours alone.