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Re: not thrilled about the post counters either..

Forums General Melanoma Community not thrilled about the post counters either.. Re: not thrilled about the post counters either..

    bcl
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      Well it may be common elsewhere, but mel strikes people of all ages, nationalities and walks of life; not everyone comes here with techno smarts. I know I would have given up if after registering and figuring out how to post I got lots of lookie loos and no info.  In my example I used bleeding mets… I’m trying to be sensitive here, don’t want to scare folks. But sometimes Janner, there are no replies to some pretty scary questions. If, with the new sorting system and view counter, a severely traumatized poster (not a little stage one like me) saw people reading but not commenting I expect at least a few of them would take that to mean their situation was dire indeed and give up on us. I doubt someone that distraught would have the wherewithal to go to FAQ or bother rephrasing their question. (And now that we can’t jump in and change the subject line to help them along it just makes matters worse.)

      Of course I can see how a counter could be fun for more experienced posters, especially ones who love attention, but they are not my concern. 

       

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