donkey tugger wrote:
Hink wrote:There was a PTSD forum from Australia that I joined years ago, I introduced myself and I got blasted by mods and members because I didn't follow their posting rules. It Seems That The Rules Were That In Thread Titles The First Letter Of Each Word Had to Be Capitalized. I apologized but asked why people with the same illness as me came down on me so hard (I mean I got blasted) which led to even more anger, aggression and even hateful words at me even after I said I would make sure to follow the rules...then I got banned. Mind you this is a support group, while I understand they want to keep their forum neat I say give a guy a break on his first post. I got an angry email from the site owner and at the time (I do not have it now) I took hard copies of all of it to a PTSD group I was in at the VA. No one could believe what they were reading and the moderator of our group said he would make sure that any vets he talked to stayed away from this place.
Not to worry, I found a good site and it's helped me a lot...but I will never understand how they could be so aggressive toward me...in fact I am really glad they banned me because I suspect they would have done more harm to me than good.
I think you may have joined an OCD forum by mistake.
but seriously, crazy story. especially with that forum's theme.
never really posted in one, but i'm generally a little wary of specialized self help forums.
sure, very good for exchange of similar experiences, but whenever i lurked around in one it seriously dragged me down. lots of posts feeding off each other's negativity.
virtual mental institutions...