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Author Topic: Welcome to our newest forum!  (Read 5052 times)

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Offline Peter Staley

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Welcome to our newest forum!
« on: July 26, 2006, 07:57:35 PM »
Okay -- let's hope this helps improve things for everyone!

Peter

Offline Cliff

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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 08:13:26 PM »
Hi Peter,

The welcome sticky similiar to the one in the Living with HIV forum, would be nice here as well.  The one that provides links to the lessons and general posting guidelines. 

Cliff

Offline Mouse

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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 08:15:53 PM »
At the same time, hopefully there aren't a lot of posts here.
 :)

Offline thirtysomething

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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 08:47:44 PM »
This is a good forum.. but how do you define "just tested".. a day, a week, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months?

Offline DingoBoi

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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 09:08:04 PM »
i'd define it as anyone who feels they are newly diagnosed... it's more a personal description than anything.  That may be somebody who just got their results or somebody who has known for some time, but not really come out of the hiv 'closet'.

No time limits, no requirements... can somebody who has been poz for years post in this forum?   Hell yah! 

As a suggestion, perhaps it would be prudent to preen the 'living with' forum and move some of the 'newly diagnosed' threads here.  (of course with proper notation to indicate that it isn't being moved for any 'bad' reason')  I know i'd be scared as hell to post in an empty forum.

I just suggest that because some might be afraid to post in an 'empty' forum.   I'm sure ann will be along shortly to add her welcome thread to this forum.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2006, 09:14:19 PM by DingoBoi »

Offline aztecan

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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 09:14:09 PM »
I, for one, will probably steer some people I know this way. While I kinda think of these forums as my personal refuge, I don't want to be selfish.

Also, there are people here whom some can relate to better than this old fossil.

One is very young, pregnant and just found out she is positive. I don't know if she will try this out or not, but its worth a shot.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline offshore

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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006, 07:52:15 AM »
so what about this one.

14-7-2006  tested positive

17-7-2006  CD4 + vl test

24-7-2006  test result  CD4: 41  vl: 168000

same evening on stocrin (sustiva) and combivir

had not even the time to sit and think about it.

like jumping on a moving train with a backpack full of surprises


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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006, 08:13:28 AM »
Offshore,

You should start a new thread. There's a button at the top of the main "I Just Tested" forum page.

Welcome to the forums, by the way!

Ann
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Offline Ann

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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2006, 08:14:04 AM »

I'll do a Welcome Thread for this forum, as soon as I can.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline DingoBoi

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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2006, 07:57:03 PM »
the content navigation box will need updating and possibly some other links throughout the site.  I know you'll get to it when able but just a reminder.

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2006, 08:59:50 PM »
Thanks, Bailey!

Offline purplerain

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Re: Welcome to our newest forum!
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2006, 11:31:28 PM »
OFFSHORE I hope U come back and read this thread. 

I just wanted 2 say welcome 2 the forums.  All though I'm sad that it took us what it did 2 bring us here this is a great place with some AMAZING PEOPLE. 

Hang in there, and KEEP YOUR HEAD UP
Jason

 


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