I started reading and posting in this forum because it is designed to discuss all aspects of vaccinations so that participants can make informed decisions. Or at least that is what the definition, guidelines and even the threads discussing the guidelines say in the stickies. I also came here under the impression that people who question vaccinations by nature would likely appreciate and respect 1) People who ask lots of questions and think for themselves. 2) Other people's opinions and decisions. 3) A good discussion. It is certainly hard to find a place where you feel like it is ok to question things. Just as an anti-vax person might wish pro-vax people would question the status quo and not just do what the doctor says -- a pro-vax or selective-vax person might wish that an anti-vax person would also question the information they have been given. Not everyone does the research themselves on any side of the fence. Some people on BOTH sides accept what they are told by others, by friends or what they read from any willy-nilly reference. The point here is that we all need to encourage everyone to think for themselves and reach conclusions based on available information and the best way for participants to do this is to talk about it and get information from a lot of perspectives.
I think this forum would be pretty boring if we all said, 'I hate vaccinations' and everyone else said 'Yeah. Me too!' I know people can get frustrated at times but ultimately this kind of banter is entertaining and interesting - well, most of the time.