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Author Topic: Of Batshit Insanity.  (Read 1673 times)

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Offline aupointillimite

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Of Batshit Insanity.
« on: April 05, 2007, 10:06:01 PM »
What's the definition of insanity?

Doing the same thing over and over again... and expecting a different outcome each time.

I have been here since November, and I think I've encountered about sixteen thousand discussions about oldies vs. newbies. 

Has the outcome of any one of those discussions ever been really and truly different from any of the others?

There's a bunch of snapping, then flamebaiting... and warnings are passed out... which then brings on the kumbahyahs and "let's agree to disagree" stuff.  And the cycle begins anew about fourteen to twenty-one days later.

Every goddamn time.

Like clockwork.

Seriously... if everyone is so goddamn bored that this same, tired, old, and predictably nasty topic is brought up... I suggest we all find hobbies, and then return in two weeks to write about them.
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Re: Of Batshit Insanity.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007, 10:13:47 PM »
So let me translate this in english.

"I love you all"

Milker.
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mid-jan: seroconversion
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mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
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Offline HIVworker

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Re: Of Batshit Insanity.
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2007, 10:16:09 PM »
A typical newbie post.






Totally Kidding. If it keeps going round in circles, do you think that bringing it up again will solve it?

I agree with your frustration, but what is the path forward?

R
NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

Offline koi1

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Re: Of Batshit Insanity.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2007, 10:18:03 PM »
Yes aupoint, spotlighting it is not going to help it go away.

And the main issue was lost already.
diagnosed on 11/20/06 viral load 23,000  cd4 97    8%
01/04/07 six weeks after diagnosis vl 53,000 cd4 cd4 70    6%
Began sustiva truvada 01/04/07
newest labs  drawn on 01/15/07  vl 1,100    cd4 119    7%
Drawn 02/10/07
cd4=160 viral load= 131 percentage= 8%
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Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Of Batshit Insanity.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 10:18:54 PM »
A typical newbie post.






Totally Kidding. If it keeps going round in circles, do you think that bringing it up again will solve it?

I agree with your frustration, but what is the path forward?

R

I think, regarding this particular issue, we might most profitably be silent.
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Offline HIVworker

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Re: Of Batshit Insanity.
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 10:22:42 PM »
I was joking.

To solve people's frustration maybe there should be an "Ignore thread" function. That way you could just ignore a thread that raised the blood pressure, but you wouldn't have to ignore the people in it.

Just an idea..

R
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Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Of Batshit Insanity.
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 10:34:48 PM »
That's actually quite the good idea.

I'm bringing this up because it seems to be an issue which comes up with alarming frequency... I think that it seems to point to some kind of collective insecurity that I have no ability or intention of solving. 

Perhaps the insecurity should be addressed rather than its symptoms.

But what the hell do I know?
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Offline edfu

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Re: Of Batshit Insanity.
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2007, 10:44:55 PM »
I have no idea how to solve the problem, but it all certainly proves that the problem actually exists, that there is indeed an HIV "generation gap." 
"No one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences."--Albert Camus, "The Plague"

"Mankind can never be free until the last brick in the last church falls on the head of the last priest."--Voltaire

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Re: Of Batshit Insanity.
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2007, 11:01:18 PM »
Don't become a part of those discussions.  If no one responds to an oldie/newbie it won't grow.  If people think it is important it will come up again, but I did not calculate as exactly the 21 day cycle you cite.  In +/- 21 days I will see myself. 

Klaatu

 


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