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Date Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts : 394
   Posted 10/3/2014 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
This has been the longest I've ever seen it that people ask questions but seemingly never return to see the answers, not just on the Heart Forum, but the Epilepsy and Migraine forums as well. It's possible that some people are returning and reading the comment, but not acknowledging it. The other thing I've witnessed is people asking questions here and on another site, then, if they get the answers on the other site, they don't return here.

None of us are walking dictionaries that have an overwhelming desire to soliloquize answers and experiences on this web site, most of us enjoy the interaction that is part of it. If people are not going to revisit their questions and address the person/s that answered it, I would imagine that fewer and fewer people will take the time to try to help out with answers or advice.

1. If you ask a question, try to touch bases with other participants that answered your question.

2. If you asked a question here and somewhere else, visit both sites to touch bases.

Remember no one is paid for answering questions and commenting. If you're like me or some of the others here, when you are asking a question, you may be preoccupied with your health, but to best encourage participation, please try to revisit your questions and discuss things with other forum members. I like HealingWell, hopefully this is not a transgression posting this, but we're either in a lull or people are becoming inured by the brevity of text messages and are forgetting the interpersonal side of human relations.

Best to all.

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 128
   Posted 10/6/2014 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi JungRulz,

Well stated. Bravo too! shakehead

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Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 1226
   Posted 10/20/2014 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
hi jungrulz, i post on the hepatitus and ms forums here. my feelings as a newby asking ???ssss here is;

1. there is no one here welcoming 1st timers
2. many posts go unanswered
3. no visible moderation

im not complaining, just responding to your post.

Lanie G
Forum Moderator

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6368
   Posted 10/20/2014 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately, we do not have an active moderator for this forum. This is why many new members are not welcomed properly and many posts go unanswered except by members such as yourselves who want to do the correct thing. I myself don't know anything about heart disease or I would try to help out here. I'm sure others mods from other forums feel the same way.

HealingWell is looking for a moderator for this forum and if there is anyone who can help out here, I encourage him or her to contact the Administrator. Write to him:

So, I want to thank the three of you for caring about the forum and noticing this!

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating

Elite Member

Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 10/20/2014 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, many of the forum monitors have been working on the site for hours every day tending to massive amounts of spam which have been posted every night and occasionally throughout the day. We are working with the site administrator to resolve this issue, but all of us also have homes, jobs and families in our lives. Oh, and we're all also living with serious health issues too.

Hopefully things will improve over the next few weeks. And thanks for your interest in HealingWell.
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Ulcerative colitis since 2001, starting 8th year of remission with Remicade.
Inflammatory osteoarthritis; osteonecrosis from steroids
Grave's disease treated with radioactive iodine and now on Levothyroxine.
Type II diabetes induced by steroids.

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Date Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts : 394
   Posted 10/22/2014 5:42 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.

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 128
   Posted 10/24/2014 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   

I am just glad to have this forum to come to when I get upset
about the severity of a PVC episode. And it is a comfort to know and share with all of you in some way. I wish I had this forum many years

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts : 394
   Posted 11/1/2014 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
LanieG and Judy2, I have applied to be moderator for this forum, but alas no one writes back. Based on my limited exposure, not having a moderator may be more a cite issue than a member participation issue.
"You are what you do, not what you say you'll do"
Carl Jung
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