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logoslidat
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   Posted 3/25/2011 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't get the locked thread concept. I'm hep to the rules of the forum and if a poster is in fact breaking the rules, give em 2nd chance and banish em if they break them again. But if a thread is within the rules and the issue becomes controversial, why not let it play out. Where's the harm. Everyone has an opinion why cant they express it. If it becomes personal and personal attacks ensue, have mods email them with warning. If they persist, banish em. Pretty much all subjects, not just religeon and politics can be controversial. Hey wer'e not robots here, but warm ,living humans with PCA, which do affect our emotions. We are also capable and intelligent, able to discipline ourselves to suck up a few perceived or real offenses, slights, whatever. The " lurkers " , hate that word, insulting, imo, which, based on the online list at bottom of page, are many, are certainly entertained by our squabbles. In an ideal world we would, all apply the dialetic, thesis to antithesis, to new thesis, ad infinitum,hence increasing knowledge. Lets keep trying, but don't lock a thread because someone decides its too controversial. I do agree when the controversy changes midstream to subject tht has nothing to do with the thread, that could prompt a lock. On second thought thats what the edit feature is for. Anyway nuff, Aloha!
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving

F8
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Total Posts : 3800
   Posted 3/25/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
the moderators aren't babysitters and the forum is not a democracy.  i think the moderators do a very good job especially when you take their salary into consideration.  that's not to say i agree with every act of moderation but you're not going to please everyone all the time.
 
ed
 
 
age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

logoslidat
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5815
   Posted 3/25/2011 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
F8, Roger that, I think the mods do an excellent job also, they operate within the parameters of the site. My post is a thesis for possibly changing the parameters. Kinda like a suggestion box at your local gym. I actually thought the mods were volunteers and am awe of their dedication!! I appreciate your input to the post! Regards,Logo
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Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving

James C.
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   Posted 3/25/2011 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Believe it or not, the Lock function is used sparingly. I personally use it , as in the case of last nights threads that Tony locked, to stop further discussion when the owner and mods are discussing something that may or not be allowed. In addition, if people are stirred up, rude and insulting to others, the best method is to stop it from escalating. Some call it stifling free speech, I call it putting out brush fires before they spread. Once a subject passes a certain point and descends into argument and ill feelings, it serves no further purpose of support, education or carrying a point forward. Also, there's a point when a certain subject has been discussed to death and nothing new is being learned, sorta just burning up server space and bandwidth, with nothing not value being added. As a point of info, on some of the HW Forums, any thread over 4 pages long is locked, so we do let it flow much more here.

Also, our paychecks contains all zero's.... cool
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 3/25/2011 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Someone is misinformed. I was a moderator here, it is strictly volunteer. There is no pay.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 2/11 1.24
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,

logoslidat
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   Posted 3/25/2011 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
What an excellent explanation James C. I will defer to that wisdom. Aloha!
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving

DaSlink
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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 713
   Posted 3/25/2011 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I think F8 was being a smarty pants!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 32 grams
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive
Gleason score of 7
1st PSA 38.7 10/05/2010
2nd PSA 49.9 11/23/2010
CT neg.
BS Negative
RRP on 01/25/2011
PT3a -40% involved
margin involved-Left anterior
lymph nodes -clear
1st post op PSA-0.26-03/16/11

F8
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   Posted 3/25/2011 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
whoooosh (the sound it makes as it goes over your head)  cool !
 
ed
 
 
age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl
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