06-06-2012, 10:29 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Earth that Was
| | Re: Did I really run off a new member?
Originally Posted by one_strange_otter
New member posted in general relationship discussion this morning. Thread was "need advice" I think. It's gone now. Anyone else get a chance to read it? I don't think I was out of line but apparently the guy took his ball and went home. No posts show up under the member Blindwater anymore.
If it helps, I'd say that your response to the post was balanced and helpful, in my opinion. You offered changes that should be considered on both sides, while giving your opinion on the OP's stance.
As Amp suggested, there have been a few threads recently where the responses seemed to quickly reframe the OP's original question, and we discussed the trend. I think its easy to forget how hard it can be for some new members to break the ice and post their first thread. Some might still be very sensitive, but I hope that the new poster will come back and participate.