I have learned to appreciate so many different perspectives on the board.
Some people I feel very close to
Others I have never chatted or posted to but still feel attracted to on an intellectual level.
Some my heart breaks for.
But I learn from everyone.
The new ones bring a rawness and a need and a desire to heal. Very oftne they bring the latest info on how things are going in the congregations compared to when I left almost 20 years ago. it sounds like things are much worse than the org I grew up in.
The ones who have never been JWs bring a perspective that those of us who grew up in the org never got to see - and we need that sometimes.
I would think just about every subject has been discussed on this board at least once. The board would come to a halt if we only rehashed yesterday's topics. Sometimes it is good to go back and find the old info. Sometimes we need a new perspective on it and new minds and thoughts and ideas can all be added to the bulk of info that is on this board
I'm not much of a debater. The theology topics don't usually grab my attention. I don't usually peek in on the fluff threads but I think they are crucial to the board.
All that said there are some folks I will always read and yes some I will almost always ignore (very few though)
Anger will usually make me disappear because I choose not to fight with people although if I can work it out with the person I will try. And yes sometimes I am reading and thread and think of a great response only to find someone else has already said it lol
This is a huge board. There are no stupid questions (and just ignore the people who think there are)
We come from a place where questioning was not allowed. Where to question meant there was something wrong with US. Please don't bring that feeling with you. Ask your questions. If there is an exhaustive post on the topic I'm sure someone will post the link. But we have so many new ones posting here. Getting your input can be refreshing and informative. And sometimes going over something again (not the way the WT does) but to gain fresh insight can provide us with a whole new perspective because we have grown and can now see something that previously we couldn't
So welcome to the newbies and lurkers, You are invaluable
Just ignore the little guy who like to rip people's heads off