Originally Posted by kathymuggle
No, it's Ok. You can poof the question if you like.
. If you can ban me from this forum, but not the INV forum, I would appreciate it.
I poofed much of the above quote just to be sure I wasn't unwittingly copying a UAV or anything associated (just in case) ;-)
Kathy--I've been a lurker, learner, debater, etc. for a while on and off over the years. I notice that I hang out for a while, and then back off, then come back. One of the reasons is the dichotomy...I've been oft-accused of being anti-vax..but this is not true. Honestly, I've been accused of virtually everything under the sun. But I think there is a thing I've learned along the way, and that is to have compassion for where people are at the time that they are. At one point my mother thought I was reckless over the vax issue...but then she met some more people and saw the things I did. She understood now from my point of view. I can only offer the same for those who may be operating under assumptions that not using vax means a set of characteristics that have heinous and inhumane attached. When I try on the provax activist shoes, I can for a brief moment see why and how they might be coming to a conclusion, and when I step into a vehemently opposing vax's shoes, I can see the same. I think sometimes it takes so much patience and kindness and sometimes that's a lot of effort to put into a discussion board. It's much easier for some to spew. MDC at one point really was quite polite, even in big debates, but I also remember a big huge flame I got once a few years back for no reasonable explanation. It was just the vibe. Some threads take on a life of their own, and sometimes it makes for a fascinating read, but other times we're left with !
Don't let it get you down! You don't need to be banned over your frustrations, do you? You have valuable insights and information to provide! Sometimes a couple of posters on a board are irritating, but remember the lurkers. There are a lot of folk who just read. They may be quite smart not to engage at this point, but they might be learning a style of compassion and thoughtful debate on the boards that they might attribute to the nonvaxing crowd ;-)
Okay, then, back to the topic eh?