I have been hearing from lots of members about
closing Koffee Klatch, Chat nights, asking members to leave, etc. I'm not sure where all of the rumors are coming from but let me share what is really happening.
First off, I love this forum and the people who are members here. I came here many years ago with a lot of pain and fear. Over time the fear has gone but unfortunately the pain hasn't. I will say I've learned a lot more about
how to handle it whether it be with medications or alternative paths. Without the wonderful friends here I'd be lost. I've made many wonderful friends along the way and continue to enjoy the friendships daily.
When I wanted to start doing a daily post that everyone could participate in it was met with questions by others around HealingWell. It had never been done before and some wondered if it got too far 'off topic'. My response was that even people who are suffering and in pain like to think about
their pain. With the admin's blessing I went ahead with it and it's been a blast!
But recently I heard from several people about
conflicting stories flying around so I thought it best to set the record straight. I started the Koffee Klatch several years ago...can't really remember how many but at least 5 I think. (sorry, but with fibro this foggy brain just can't remember...
) The participation has always been good but over time the responses to the Koffee Klatch and often the Chat nights dwindled and in the summer months there often were no responses. All of this is very normal. So I started giving the Koffee Klatch a summer break. It was a good decision all around! The amount of time members spend on the forum in the warmer months is always lower so it only made sense. I kept posting and did my moderator chores but gave the KK a rest.
Then in the fall when my head was rested and others were spending more time on the forum I would start the KK up again, hopefully with something new and fresh added to it. I shared all of this with Dani since she so graciously has been doing the KK and Chat that I began.
Also, in the summer months the Chat night dropped off too so I would give it a break if I saw it was getting down to me and one other person..another moderator...lol That's not what chat is all about
. Just recently I suggested to Dani to go ahead and give Chat night a break too.
The only comments I ever had about
this decision in the past were positive which is why I made the suggestion for this summer too. SO.... if you hear something about
Chat night or the KK going away til fall or that I asked someone to leave the forum you now know the truth straight from the horse's mouth.
Once information passes through several people it's like the old game of telephone...lol The end result is nothing like what the message started out to be.
If anyone has any questions about
my suggestions or something they might have heard, please feel free to email me and I'll be happy to listen and try to explain what's going on in this wonderful CP forum.
Moderator on the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain forums
Daily Donnybrook: Fibromyalgia, Insulin Dependent Diabetes. Ulcerative Colitis, Rare form of Dermatitis, Collapsed Disk, Osteoarthritis (especially in right hand and neck) and a couple of other adjunct agitations.
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