Posted: 11/01/2016 at 18:26
I love this forum, it is very important to me and I care about it, and the people that I feel I know.
I don't like to admit it, but probably as a result of my being ill, I don't have many non virtual friends any more, so this place becomes occupies a large part of my life.
I don't think any subject should be taboo, but we should try and avoid attacks on other members.
Verdun and I, plus I suspect a few others enjoy a bit of a "stir", which can cause upset where not actually intended, and we need to think about that.
Sadly we do occasionally come across genuinely unpleasant people [ I received two very unpleasant PMs yesterday ], just as in "real" life. There is nothing we can do about this, except try and support those who nee it.
Sorry if this is a bit rambling, but as others have said, it can be difficult to fully explain things in print.