When you first read what is written you read it and it means one thing and then when you read it a second time, it means something else and usually that second time of reading the meaning is completely and utterly different to your first read's meaning! Perhaps that is Irish but perhaps not, so to try to explain:-
I have been a member of this forum a couple of times but due to age and senility (ha ha he he!) I have had to re-invent myself as Ifeelfine because I can't remember my previous names and even if I could, I can't remember the password or passwords but this time, that won't be a problem as it's now written down so as long as I remember where I have written it, there won't be or shouldn't be a problem. LOL
Both as a member and as a 'guest', I've read a helluva lot on here but obviously when not signed on as a member, certain posts are not accessible but no matter, the majority of reading has been, in the main, somewhat interesting but definitely thought provoking.
I read something last night wherein when member says that they feel like they are intruding on a private party and I have to, in all honesty, say that I agree with that comment.
To say that there are new members joining every day, it seems to me that with the odd exception, new members either just post the once and then vanish never to be heard from again or they just don't post at all. Now I know there may be some that don't want to post as they are happy and content to just read but I am thinking perhaps they don't post because like the member yesterday, they feel as if they are intruding or interrupting a private conversation.
Looking at the posts, it does seem as if it is the same members every and all the time that either start a post, type a re-post or reply to another's post and perhaps I have got this wrong but I don't think so.
Yes, we are all here to help each other but there does seem or appear to me to be a 'do you wanna be in my gang' feel for this particular forum and if you're not in with 'that crowd', then there does seem to be a definite 'you are not welcome' feeling coming your way.
Like the member said yesterday, maybe it is me but I don't think so. Perhaps it is me that is completely and utterly wrong but again, I don't think so.
It just seems exceptionally strange to me that the more I look at and think about the posts that are on here, the more it seems that it is 99.75% of the time the same people who either start or reply with just the odd 1 or maybe 2 different names appearing occasionally if at all.
In truth, what I have said doesn't really matter because the whole point of this site is to help people quit smoking and as long as that is achieved what does it really matter who does or doesn't post.
I am fairly confident that there are some that don't care whether or not they post or who posts but I for one, providing of course I do not get thrown off the forum for writing this, will be very interested to read any of the comments/replies that this post receives - one never knows though, perhaps there won't be a single one but time will tell!
I wish everyone a wonderful smoke free Saturday.