Scott - thanks for signing me up & thanks to Lizzie & Lou for helping to set up the FB page. It’s really taken off already & am sure will be a fantastic help to so many people who haven’t yet found our MAV forum. It’s going to be hard to keep up with both sites - however, I can see that it could easily attract members you don’t need & more work!
Thanks for starting it! I just sent a request. I love the fb group most of the time, but the non science stuff gets frustrating. I try to post links to scientific articles or question them whenever I see someone going off track or talking about wacky stuff. Overall the people on there are really nice and supportive, so I love it for that. I like being able to lift someone up who is having a bad day and that forum is more for that. I love the idea of being able to limit the quackery. I noticed, Scott, that every time you would try on the other group you would get attacked.
Thanks for getting another type of group going…looking forward to it!
I saw that Scott on the “other” face book page. It was all so silly. All you do is try to help and they don’t give you the credit you deserve. You have helped a lot of people. I do not normally say much on those pages but I am always reading the posts. Thank you for forming your own page-along with LOU and Lizzie. I also joined yesterday.
Just requested to join. Looking forward to it. The first FB group is kind but I like the idea of a more fact driven/medical driven group also. thx
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I just find that if the ground rules aren’t laid down about this, groups and forums end up being invaded by quacks and loons and people who are hooked on anecdotal stories (they don’t understand that anecdote is not evidence) … everyone gets bogged down in alternative medicine which we know is just a waste of time. Worse people take it personally when you tell them something like acupuncture doesn’t work (placebo) and there is this idea that “all sides” are equally valid.
Thanks, Scott. Looks cool. I hope it won’t diminish the number of discussions on this forum, however. I do use FB but try to avoid posting there about my health problems. Otherwise I would join. I guess there’s no way to join the group and be able to read the posts without having my membership visible to all my FB friends?