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179856 tn?1333547362

An Honest Question

How many people think that some people post just so that they can grow "stars" and try to get "best answerer answers"?  I mean forget about posting honest valuable information I'm talking about redundant BS and things that shouldn't even be bothered with on the social forum as well as the medical side.  Almost like saying "agree" "agree" "agree" over and over and posting absolutely random thoughts just for the hell of it ... just for 'points'.

I think so, definitely and obviously.

What do you think?
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233616 tn?1312787196
hey old man, how the heck are ya...
very good point...but without the courage you brought to it all, you'd also have been sailing away in the other sense. So it was the old timers, but it was also your own determination.

I'm so glad you got in to treat with the PI...can't wait for them to be released!!

But how many times did you treat?? It was several times as I recall wasn't it??
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220090 tn?1379167187
Good to see you as well.
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Good to see you:)
and Congrats once again !!!
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220090 tn?1379167187
I am glad to see the debates still taking place.

I would probably be in end stage failure if  I had not run across this place and learned about the protease inhibitors.  I learned most of what I know from the old timers here.

Best of luck to all still treating and a big hello to all the old timers still posting!!

I just had my yearly heptimax and still clear.
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I don't pretend to know all the answers w/regard to Hep C and TX's.  If I knew all the answers on what to do and what not to do and just how to go about getting SVR, then, I'd already have it.  When I find a post where there have not already been 10 other people responding and I think that I may have something worthwhile to add, then I post.  But, to just post to give the same answer as the 10 previous posters, seems ridiculous to me.  Susan400
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1117750 tn?1307386569
90 % of the posts on this forum is drivel, there only a handfull of people still left with any real knowledge
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233616 tn?1312787196
the whole thing is just hokey kindergarten stuff..medhelp pays someone to improve the site, so they have to justify their existence somehow....so now we have "gold stars" like when we were five years old...woo woo. And you're right, the OCD people end up looking like the authorities....how's that for irony.

when they started adding the share or twitter this feature...I knew we were sunk, probably a 20 something thinking we really need that stuff......not. Oh God, how did we live when we couldn't send these answers to myspace!!  Chorkle.
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No kathy your right, i think the stars and best answers are plain silly, people come here and just post, i agree, yep your right, and things of the such just to gain stars. Now how that is helpful to new people coming here i don't know. And like you said you start a fun thread then can pick a best answerer but what does that have to do with being an expert on HCV?

If new people look at the number of stars and best answers a person has and goes by that then this place is sending the wrong message and it could be costly to the new member.

Like others have said you need to look no further then willing, a long time member who spends countless hous away from here researching things but the system makes people think that because others have more stars and best answers (me included) they must know more them him...... Give me a break theres only a few here that has the knowlege that he has.

Be well my friend,
Zach
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223152 tn?1346978371
Sorry, didn't mean to offend.  I don't personally like the stars, but it may be helpful for new people.  You know what I think is wierd?  Being able to choose the best answer for a post you start.  Now, since 2005 I have started maybe 5 posts, so I was really surprised to get an email from MH asking if I wanted to choose a "best answer" for my silly post of a week or so.  I guess I will have to get with the program here.
frijole
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12773 tn?1328913186
Thought I would pop on , and see what everyone is up to.   after reading this.. eh well I dunno.   I know I have no stars.    Hope everyone is doing well, or at least not having too many issues.  I am tired of issues.   I now have more issues than I had going in.  LOL But oh well at least the HepC is still clear.   Yayyyy.

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Thank you Yuky.
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691935 tn?1421027090
Congrats on your new job Rocker.  I felt so bad and remember how down you were when you had trouble on your previous job when you were on tx.  I'm happy for you that things are once again working out.

stacie
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577132 tn?1314266526
oooops!  I mean "thanks"
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577132 tn?1314266526
The Star Bellied Sneetches!!!!  OMG!!  Absolutely my favourite Dr Suess story!!

Loved your post, thaks!

Epi :))
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lol frijole. As one of those four-star people ... hm...or people with four stars is better put... I think I resemble that remark. :)  I can guarantee you I have a life off the forum...lol  :)  I'll resist the urge to prove it and just say I keep *plenty* busy out in the "real" world.  What stars can sometimes indicate is those of us who seem to have an opinion about most things and those who like to understand things and exchange ideas.  Sometimes I question why I'm still here 18 months after EOT and then I gave up trying to understand it.  This is not my life but it is PART of my life...at least for now.  I just don't think the stars are accurate indicators here because they are clearly based on the NUMBER of posts...therefore say so or do away with them, no inbetween to me.
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223152 tn?1346978371
stars are overrated if you ask me.

I think I will sneak away with cando man on a moonless night.  Ha ha .......


I have been to other forums where stars seemed to have significance.  That is, I actually did find the posts of the the starry folk  helpful.  These are forums where I have little knowledge and I was always happy to get a starry response.  

I think this forum (both sides) has become more social than helpful (and that is not a bad thing) and the stars have little bearing other than to say that this is your life (do you have a real life?????)  Mind you, I like cyber life and consider my MH friend true friends. but still, I think you have to treat the stars with a little distance here, especially if you are new.

Don't take any of that personal, Deb

frijole
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Forgot to mention the small dot, our sun verus  the massive Canis Major star
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You gotta look at this pic,makes me feel reaaly big.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vy-canis-majoris.jpg
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P.S.
can I have a star now?
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Congrats!!! you got it girl.............Now take care of it and keep it away from my stars, as mine are a bad influence.

cando
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There maybe some looney tunes around here,but its all good.
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Yes, thank you most of us are nuts. I'm kinda proud of it myself.... Welcome to the fourm guy.

can
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1352437 tn?1276955722
WOW!! Sounds like your all nuts.I'm looking forward to joining y'all.1 tx,did'nt work.Bad bad bad side afects.Still feelingthem a year later.Don't know about stars.Just nice to be with people who share the ups and downs of hcv.
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1010685 tn?1295032636
Diane12855:  I think I would rather a some "Brain dead" days.  Like 6 or 7 a week.

nygirl7:  I never wanted to be a star-bellied Sneetch.

Susan400:  Happy Birthday, and I love Dr. Seuss too =D
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1225178 tn?1318980604
I've got an idea. How about we give everybody one "Raging" day a week and we just overlook their screw ups on that day? I know I have already used mine.

Remember how sensitive tx makes us feel.
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