Posted 10/22/2014 4:42 PM (GMT -6)
1. there is no one here welcoming 1st timers
2. many posts go unanswered
3. no visible moderation
Thanks for the response. Kitt, the beloved monitor of this forum, has been stricken with dire medical issues. I pray for Kitt and her family.
We all try to welcome newcomers. Unanswered posts, that's a point. This forum is Heart and Cardiovascular. Other forums I've written on were specific to heart rhythm issues, which is my problem. Due to the seriousness, complexity, and range of heart issues, at times I think that some things are best left unsaid, i.e. we convey our personal experiences, and if we aren't familiar with the member's specific issue, in the interest of not misleading them, things just seemingly go unaddressed. I know that others are empathetic, but at times pointing them to resources on HealingWell or credible sites elsewhere is all that some of us can do.
The moderation question has been answered by Judy. Kitt brought experience with her, and as a moderator addressed spam, inappropriate political content, and the like, but also was very careful in perusing the technical aspects for errors. I've not seen that on forums away from HealingWell.