Do You Like This Place?

by ISP 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • ISP

    There are criticisms from time to er....fluff! Not enough WT/JW attacking stuff. etc. etc. (yawn) I don't quite see it that way. This place is principally for XJws. I think a great deal of us deserve a break! It maybe to vent some anger, pass along some humourous tale or develop friendships with other posters. We might want to just relax with friends, so to speak. It maybe that the topic lines lack serious dub-hitting material...but what the heck. There are other things being acheived. The board serves social functions as well so you have to post what maybe described as 'fluff'. Thats how people interact in RL and develop understanding and relationships. with each other.

    I wouldn't worry about booting dubs with every topic line. Its the humane aspect of the board that will appeal to some. So we will all have our place and shouldn't feel inadequate or self conscious that what we may or may not say is not good enough. That would be an unfortunate echo from our lives as dubs, if it was, as would the negative assessment of others. How many times did you have to put up with that as a dub?


  • Grunt

    I like it. It takes the place of a church to me. A lot of posts here cause me to do research, to think and I can identify with and understand so much of what I read. I am still angry and a little bitter, this place puts a little salve on the spot that burns. There a lot of people here, of all viewpoints, that I deeply respect. There is also a genuine concern for others from most on this board. I like being a part of it.


  • Solace

    I dont think we would be here if we didnt like it or want to be a part of it.

    I agree with you grunt, there is a genuine concern for the most part and it is well worth overlooking the occasional flames etc.

  • Incense_and_Peppermints

    this place is sweet. it's a little beacon of light that makes you feel better sometimes just knowing it's there, and the people too

  • joeshmoe

    It's a great place to see what neat-o pic I&P is going to put up next too!

    Thanks for all the great visuals you always post!

  • david_10

    There's hardly a day that goes by that I don't look at board and read up on the latest news. I was out of town for most of July, and the first thing I did when I got back was log on and see what I'd missed. However, I don't post very often. Even when there are subjects that I have strong feelings on, I usually stay quiet. I'm going to try to post more often, though, especially on the serious threads, which are the ones that I enjoy the most. But I find that posting is very emotionally draining and it really takes a lot out of me. Does anyone else have that problem, or is it just me?


  • Prisca

    Well, the way I see it......

    If you don't like the way something is, either make positive moves to "improve" it, put up with it, or leave.

    I happen to like this place. Sometimes it maddens me, sometimes it saddens me, othertimes it elates me. But it is a great mix of individuals, all with their unique stories, experiences, and qualities.

  • ISP

    I agree with all the comments.

    The only problems we have are with the odd poster that tries to cause problems either as a JW apologetic or someone who craves attention. Thankfully, the incidence of either is pretty light!


  • professor

    I would like to take this opportunity to say that the PEOPLE on this board are extremely cool! Props to everyone who posts here! You guys Rock!

  • MrMoe

    Simon and Ang have provided therapy with this board, beyond what anybody could EVER comprehend. i would FREAK if it went down, i mean FREAK. You all have been here through SO MUCH, not just my borg issues. The divorce, parents illness, my mother's death, loosing my job, EVERYTHING and having a place to talk about what causes me pain helps me to heal SO QUICKLY!!!!!!!

    i LOVE this place and the people here.

    And most of all... i would have never met SYN...

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