I tried to post my opinion on a similar thread before, but was told by the OP that I wasn't "getting" their post. I don't consider myself ignorant, so if I can't understand what the OP wants, then there are probably others who can't either.
I try not to get too serious about the message boards. When OP's ask for specific information on health/fitness/diet, they usually do get solid and direct responses from most of those visiting the thread.
The YES/NO and one-word response threads -- I bypass without bother. My option.
I personally find it humorous when people do go off subject -- it's just like conversing with a group of people live (where the subject of talk is constantly changing). I see a lot of sarcasm and friendly jabs at some of the posters, which makes reading the thread fun. Many of the posters are familiar enough with one another that they will go off-subject (maybe or not related to the OP), which solicits further comments on the off-subject.
We have a choice to post on message boards or not to. Forming a team with only the Spark Members whom you wish to blog with is always an option.
I hope this comment is ON SUBJECT. I usually don't respond to threads like this anymore, because the subject always gets heated and nasty.
I remember a professor telling our class of nursing students something that has stuck with me since then. People, in general, respond to life and death only in the best way they know how.
Keep a sense of humor. Remember, laughing burns calories too!
Laugh until it hurts! It's one of the few things in life that's still free!!
Any effort is better than no effort!
| Pounds lost: 2.0