I actually kinda agree with phoenixphyre... The forums seems like a bureaucracy...
Too many rules... This should be the place where we let out and relieve our feelings and all that... But we can't curse and have to watch the things we're saying and stuff... Yea there should be some rules I agree but it seems a bit uptight...
Hi Lusima, it took me awhile to get used to not swearing, and to be careful not to be offensive with language and even attitude in my posts, but at the end of the day, i like the fact that HW is strict about language, cos im a high school teacher, im surrounded by the most offensive language you could imagine, and yes i swear too, but its great to come here and kNOW that i can get a break from all the negative language and pessimism, and know that even though i might have a difference of opinion with someone, there is still mutual respect.
thats what i like about HW. this place works on mutual respect- you are free to disagree with members and moderators, you can vent, blow off steam- we all know what its like to be doing it tough, but mutual respect is important, and i think that is why so many people have found comfort, support and stability here- its a 'family friendly' environment. like you said, you can go elsewhere to somewhere that is more liberal and has less rules, but i hope you stick with us here.
The mods are humans who volunteer their time and do the very best they can to keep things running smoothly. there will always be differences of opinion- every one of us is unique and our journeys, though similar, are at different stages. I know you clearly stated that you meant no disrespect for the mods and that you 'werent taking sides' which is great-
i hope you can see that the rules, although tough at times, are what makes this forum a special place for so many wounded souls.
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
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