Reply To: is this forum dead?

March 9, 2012 at 5:18 am

I just now was able to log back on!!!!! When I first came on the site, I thought I had mistyped the name and was on a corporate forum. I like the old layout. It felt like home. This feels like an extension of all the sterile medical sites I am on scheduling appointments or looking up side effects, not like the cozy, warm site where I would come and visit friends. I would seek advice, give advice or cry while typing about a hardship. I would also feel warm, loved, and truly cared for on the old site because I felt free to be myself. This is too corporate for my taste. This looks too sterile and cold for the emotions that are poured into the forum. What happened? Why did it happen? Does anyone know? I miss everyone’s pictures. I miss the warm tones. When I was finally able to figure out how to reset my old, favorite password, I opened this site and felt like I should have attached a resume to it as it was so corporate. This looks just like a corporate headhunters website. I wish it could go back to how it was before. I feel I have to sit up straight as I type this, dot my i’s and cross my t’s. I want the friendly, warm and enviting site back. I have to deal with cold and sterile with my doctors and hospitals on a day basis due to my disease. This was my one medical escape where I could be myself, yet surrounded by intelligent, nurturing, caring folks suffering or thriving, declining or healing who selflessly shared a very intimate part of themselves. I just don’t feel that here. It’s very sad.