So a couple times a week I check up on EGL. I pass by some posts and look at others. And I've been noticing a pattern with posts I find interesting. The topic pulls me in so I scroll down to see comments and replies but more often than not I see the comment "This has been discussed." The rest that follow touch on it briefly but for the most part, the topic seems to shut down. I've never been good at interpreting emotion in typed text but "This has been discussed already" or "Check the memories" always catches a nasty tone when I read it.
Maybe nastiness is not intended but is there a better way to word it?
Perhaps "I'm sorry to bring this up but this has been discussed quite a bit. If you woudn't mind looking into the memories or perhaps bringing it up again after some time has passed we would appreciate it. ( = "
That sounds a bit nicer, don't you think?
I understand that we don't want one topic to spam the community but most of the apparent "reposts" are the first posts I see on those topics. I find them helpful. Unfortunately, I've not the time to catch every post that flies by and so reposts allow me and other members who have missed these discussions to participate in them. Of course, spam is a terrible thing but I've never seen a post that has come up more than three times. Is there a rule on how much a topic can be posted within a certain amount of time?
So thank you good people who repost topics that have been previously discussed because this gives me the oppurtunity to more avidly involve myself in the community.
I'm not sure what will come of this post but I suppose the jist would be that I would appreciate it if we approach matters such as these as kindly as we can so as to keep alive the gentle hearted nature of the lifestyle.