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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    I posted a vent on this area "General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)".......It was moved to my personal diary. WHY? Others vent in this area. It goes to the diary and NO ONE sees it.....NO ONE answers once it's there. Now I'm venting about the inconsistancie on this board......my frustration level is so that I just may dump this website, too. :evil:

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    What? we got a diary ?? ! I never know these things. hmm

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    Yes, if you go back to the main page where the lists of different forums (within this forum) you'll see diaries. I never go there.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Yes, if you go back to the main page where the lists of different forums (within this forum) you'll see diaries. I never go there.....
    I didn't realize that either.

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    Take a day or two off and you'll start missing us. I'm sorry that you feel frustrated but I think it's probably happened to each of us at one time or another.

    Each of us is a member of this family, this wonderful quilting family. But just like in real blood-tied families we aren't always going to agree and sometimes we're going to hurt each other's feelings whether we mean to or not.
    We're also going to get mad at our parents (admin and the moderators) but we're still a family.
    If you look at it that way it makes the things that aggravate easier to ignore. Or at least it does for me.

    p.s. If it's the one about your back pain, you're in my prayers. Back pain can be awfully hard to treat or even to figure out the cause of it. I read it and prayed for you, just didn't post a comment. That was probably thoughtless of me.

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    I agree that there seem to be inconsistencies.

    The PDA section was started to accommodate vents, sad news, and on-going sagas. I think that was because some other readers did not care to read the "downers" and had complained.

    It sometimes appears that some people have not read the guidelines for general chit-chat (GCC) and the personal diaries and announcements (PDA) sections before posting something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Take a day or two off and you'll start missing us. I'm sorry that you feel frustrated but I think it's probably happened to each of us at one time or another.

    Each of us is a member of this family, this wonderful quilting family. But just like in real blood-tied families we aren't always going to agree and sometimes we're going to hurt each other's feelings whether we mean to or not.
    We're also going to get mad at our parents (admin and the moderators) but we're still a family.
    If you look at it that way it makes the things that aggravate easier to ignore. Or at least it does for me.

    p.s. If it's the one about your back pain, you're in my prayers. Back pain can be awfully hard to treat or even to figure out the cause of it. I read it and prayed for you, just didn't post a comment. That was probably thoughtless of me.
    No - once the posting about my back went to the diary (their doing, not mine) I didn't get any more comments. That's okay, the back is still a problem (and probably why I'm short-tempered today) and I'm seeing a specialist -- in OCTOBER! This vent today was about my mother. :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I agree that there seem to be inconsistencies.

    The PDA section was started to accommodate vents, sad news, and on-going sagas. I think that was because some other readers did not care to read the "downers" and had complained.
    I'm just wondering why these people that don't want to read these things click on them anyway? I certainly don't read every post. I'd never get any sewing done!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzsooz
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I agree that there seem to be inconsistencies.

    The PDA section was started to accommodate vents, sad news, and on-going sagas. I think that was because some other readers did not care to read the "downers" and had complained.
    I'm just wondering why these people that don't want to read these things click on them anyway? I certainly don't read every post. I'd never get any sewing done!!
    that's how I feel. I talked with another poster one day and she told me about something I'd missed. Turned out it's in the PD area....I don't mind if they keep a running commetary about personal business. If I know it's there, I ignore it if I don't want to see it. As it is, if I go to a PD area, and don't recognize the name, I don't read them. To go to the last page, and having to go backwards to figure out what the topic is for each person is a pain in the neck...I won't do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzsooz
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I agree that there seem to be inconsistencies.

    The PDA section was started to accommodate vents, sad news, and on-going sagas. I think that was because some other readers did not care to read the "downers" and had complained.
    I'm just wondering why these people that don't want to read these things click on them anyway? I certainly don't read every post. I'd never get any sewing done!!
    Occasionally people have ambiguous titles on their posts, and one doesn't know what it's about until one has opened the thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Quote Originally Posted by mzsooz
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I agree that there seem to be inconsistencies.

    The PDA section was started to accommodate vents, sad news, and on-going sagas. I think that was because some other readers did not care to read the "downers" and had complained.
    I'm just wondering why these people that don't want to read these things click on them anyway? I certainly don't read every post. I'd never get any sewing done!!
    Occasionally people have ambiguous titles on their posts, and one doesn't know what it's about until one has opened the thing.
    That happens anyways! I've gotten into MANY that are still out there, find I'm not interested, and I then close out....simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray

    Occasionally people have ambiguous titles on their posts, and one doesn't know what it's about until one has opened the thing.
    True...this happens to me and then I stop reading, close it and find something else to read.

    What I think is everyone these days are irritable. None of us have much free time, short of money, health isn't what it should be, family problems, etc. It makes us short-tempered and intolerant. Many of us have nobody else we can talk to and it is easier to talk to someone that isn't involved in our personal lives. That is why the PD is a great place to have.

    Another thing I noticed is a lot of people will read a post and just not comment. I'm very guilty of this. When it is a very sad story I'm left in tears and speechless (anybody that knows me knows that I'm NEVER speechless!) and I just don't feel like I have anything useful to say.

    I wish that the PD section was actually backwards and had the most recent posts show up first. I tend to like to read boards backwards. And when I'm short of time I can just view the latest news.

    We all need to relax and try to be more accepting of others. Everyone has a bad day once in awhile and others (like me) seem to have one every day ;-)

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    strictly speaking, rants, raves & vents about purely personal events belong in the PDAs.

    IF one might help raise awareness about an important topic, or IF one might help the member get critically important advice about a serious situation, then we leave it in GCC temporarily to permit the added exposure.

    Posts in the last 24 hours: 4776

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    do the math. we will not catch everything. we will make mistakes.

    we moderators try our best. we will never be able to please everybody.

    perfection is a noble goal, but it stinks as a standard.

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    Have seen pda section, peeked in a few times but would hate to lurk or but in.. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    strictly speaking, rants, raves & vents about purely personal events belong in the PDAs.

    IF one might help raise awareness about an important topic, or IF one might help the member get critically important advice about a serious situation, then we leave it in GCC temporarily to permit the added exposure.

    Posts in the last 24 hours: 4776

    moderators: 9

    do the math. we will not catch everything. we will make mistakes.

    we moderators try our best. we will never be able to please everybody.

    perfection is a noble goal, but it stinks as a standard.
    Actually, that last line made me laugh...first time in a coupla days. Thanks for the info....and I DO understand how busy you all are.....and DO know this is the best forum (and busiest) that I've found....so forgive me if I rant off and on.

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    You might try calling the Dr. office and telling them that you can't wait that long. Insist on being seen sooner. A lot of times they will have patients that are just coming in for a follow up that would be willing to switch appointments with you. That's what happened when my husband had a staff infection in his spine. They told me that they couldn't get him into a specialist for 6 weeks! (he would have been dead by then--seriously) I called the administor of the clinic on a Friday morning and she called me back within the hour and he was seen the very next Monday at 9:30am. By Tuesday morning he had be medivac-ed to a larger hospital in Springfield, Il. where they pumped him full of antibiotics and did surgery early Friday morning. Exactly one week later. The doctor told me that he was so bad that the risk of death was only slightly less than his risk of parallysis and that both were extremely significant.

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    Life to short to sweat the small things. I will go and check out the diary section, I guess I am one of those that did not know we had one either. I am learning things here every day and love all of you here.

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    I never go to the diaries, guess I had the wronf ide about them. For me, I thought the chat was pretty much for everything. I scan through and open what I enjoy, and comment when I feel I have something to say( most of the time!) I just wish the Watch this topic button at the bottom of thr page had a back button right next to it so I didn'T have to scroll back up to the top each timr. But , I can live with it.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    You might try calling the Dr. office and telling them that you can't wait that long. Insist on being seen sooner. A lot of times they will have patients that are just coming in for a follow up that would be willing to switch appointments with you. That's what happened when my husband had a staff infection in his spine. They told me that they couldn't get him into a specialist for 6 weeks! (he would have been dead by then--seriously) I called the administor of the clinic on a Friday morning and she called me back within the hour and he was seen the very next Monday at 9:30am. By Tuesday morning he had be medivac-ed to a larger hospital in Springfield, Il. where they pumped him full of antibiotics and did surgery early Friday morning. Exactly one week later. The doctor told me that he was so bad that the risk of death was only slightly less than his risk of parallysis and that both were extremely significant.
    You're right!!! I'll call the specialist's office Monday and ask to be put on the fast-track (maybe when someone cancels)....I can't sit or stand for long and that's SOOOO frustrating!

    :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I posted a vent on this area "General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)".......It was moved to my personal diary. WHY? Others vent in this area. It goes to the diary and NO ONE sees it.....NO ONE answers once it's there. Now I'm venting about the inconsistancie on this board......my frustration level is so that I just may dump this website, too. :evil:
    Dee I just went to Diary and I saw a lot of post there i had been watching.some have over 50 pages. I guess the board felt that some of our messages need to be in a special place to save room for new ones. if you go to diary and look at some of the post it might help you to fell better about your being moved.
    I hope you got the information you needed for your back. And that you are feeling much better. I don't think there is any pain worst then back pain your hold body hurts.

    I hurt mine in 90 and I have been in pain since. It can't be fix with surgery. So I have to take pian med everyday.
    good luck and feel better

    I had wondered where some of the regular were.

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    Thanks Bobbie...you're right!!! I'd wondered where some were, too!

    I just read the top (if all else fails, read the instructions!!!) and I noticed there's a Quilting Newsletter!!! Didn't know that was there!!! I signed up...might be interesting!

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    What’s to forgive? We all need to vent now and then ….Here’s your MAKE IT ALL BETTER booster shot.

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    It happened to me once too...Certainly not worth leaving the board over for me!!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Thanks Bobbie...you're right!!! I'd wondered where some were, too!

    I just read the top (if all else fails, read the instructions!!!) and I noticed there's a Quilting Newsletter!!! Didn't know that was there!!! I signed up...might be interesting!
    I hope your feeling better now. And you will end up with a good night sleep. Try a nice hoy shower before bed it will help you sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzsooz
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray

    Occasionally people have ambiguous titles on their posts, and one doesn't know what it's about until one has opened the thing.
    True...this happens to me and then I stop reading, close it and find something else to read.

    What I think is everyone these days are irritable. None of us have much free time, short of money, health isn't what it should be, family problems, etc. It makes us short-tempered and intolerant. Many of us have nobody else we can talk to and it is easier to talk to someone that isn't involved in our personal lives. That is why the PD is a great place to have.

    Another thing I noticed is a lot of people will read a post and just not comment. I'm very guilty of this. When it is a very sad story I'm left in tears and speechless (anybody that knows me knows that I'm NEVER speechless!) and I just don't feel like I have anything useful to say.

    I wish that the PD section was actually backwards and had the most recent posts show up first. I tend to like to read boards backwards. And when I'm short of time I can just view the latest news.

    We all need to relax and try to be more accepting of others. Everyone has a bad day once in awhile and others (like me) seem to have one every day ;-)
    You sure do say some really kind things. I think the next time I am having a down day I am going to message you. I think you could lift my spirits. :)

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