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Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 6:08am
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by saknjmom:
[b]Maybe a short, informative mission statement on the homepage with some statistics and facts would further help people understand why we're here and more about peanut allergies. [/b]
Have I ever mentioned: "[i]gotta love mission statements[/i]"?

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 6:36am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

I dont know WHAT the other website is, but from what people are saying HERE, it doesnt sound good.
Hello? People? Are you OUT there?
The world is made up of MANY people - educated, noneducated, and in between. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Which famous person said "You cant please all the people all the time...?"
If someone has something BAD to say about someone, they CAN. Thats their choice.
It's also my choice to ignore them. I dont get why people get worked up over someone saying something that bothers them? You don't HAVE to like it... But y'know... you caught me in a transitional period here...
I can't waste my time looking at a website that I have NO interest in. I have my share of stuff to do. Prioritize people.
If you want to read about people bad mouthing people with food allergies, go to Google or Yahoo, and sign up for 'alerts' and get them daily in your email... Because there ARE blogs just LIKE that... Or if you're biased towards a race, creed, color, or type of hamster, so be it.. google those too.
[b]* Obsessed * [/b]

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 6:39am
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

ahh - good point Jason. Dare I say, it must be a woman thing?

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 6:41am
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

[quote]Originally posted by MommaBear:
[B] Have I ever mentioned: "[i]gotta love mission statements[/i]"?
What do you mean?

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 6:48am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by saknjmom:
I was also thinking, when someone comes here just out of curiosity, there is really no mission statement or tidbit to preface the discussions with.
Maybe a short, informative mission statement on the homepage with some statistics and facts would further help people understand why we're here and more about peanut allergies. [/b]
Totally excellent suggestion, IMHO.
Bet if a few versions were written by some of us & proposed to Chris, he'd consider, edit as he deemed appropriate, and place atop the Boards.
(I would hate to see this effort attached to the ugliness in this particular thread from other blog/forum.)
Wanna start the new topic, or should I? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by ajas_folks (edited October 30, 2006).]

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 6:53am
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

I'm glad you like the idea. You can start the topic.

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 7:03am
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by saknjmom:
[b]What do you mean?
i'll reraise a few threads...

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 10:00am
barb1123's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

I would like to say that I have issue with some of the posters in this thread that think some posts or posters can be over the top sometimes. I personally find that very offensive.
This is a support board. We come here new posters and old because we are (or were) made to feel comfortable and not "crazy" or "Over the top" about our anxieties, worries and fears (real OR imagined). So many new posters are just scared out of their wits that their beloved child(ren) can die from merely eating (or worse yet, touching or breathing) a substance that is very prevalent in most of U.S. society. They are looking for information and advice. NOT other posters saying things like, "well to be honest, sometimes some people seem to be a little over the top about things" (and I paraphrase on purpose).
Personally, I would like everyone to feel comfortable posting ANY of their fears or concerns without fear of judgement. AT LEAST NOT HERE of all places.

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 10:06am
krasota's picture
Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

Oh, good monkey lord. Don't even bother with the LJ child-free types. Really. Just roll your eyes and move on. That poster is a child-hater, not merely childfree. And trust me, you do not want to go there. Don't waste any more anger, breath, or thoughts. They are not worth your time.

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 11:34am
bandbmom's picture
Joined: 12/14/2005 - 09:00

The person that made those comments about our board is just plain ignorant and, as we all know, there is plenty of ignorance in the world toward all different types of people whether it be race, medical conditions, physical or mental disabilities, etc. Most of them just don't understand because they've never had to walk in the other person's shoes, some of them just hate for no reason at all. I feel sad when anyone can feel that much hate towards another human being.
I've read comments in the past from some posters saying that they think some of the people on this board are over-the-top. It really surprises me. I can't say I've read every thread and every single post, but I can say that I haven't read anything and thought "wow, that is really out there". It's all about the comfort zone thing, but I believe dealing with this allergy is comparable to having your child walk along side a busy road every single day; maybe they will be okay, maybe a car will or won't accidentally hit them, maybe they will remember not to walk into the busy road. It's a constant worry. I also compare it to the fact that *we* don't let our kids play out in the front yard by themselves at 7 and 5. ALL the other neighborhood kids do and have been since the age of 5 with no parents in sight. They probably think we are over-protective and over-the-top. Our thought is that it only takes a second and our children could be gone forever. It is the same with PA; one bite and your child could be gone forever.


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