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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2009, 03:21:46 AM »
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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2009, 07:24:36 AM »
I'd love it to be more about advocacy in the real world. As a whole, the autistic community (at least this corner of it) seems to have gotten a lot of the drama out of their systems, fighting with each other. But the fucked-up stuff that drove people here in the first place is still in full force.

People are still scared to ask for the reasonable accommodations that in most places are their legal right.

It's still hard to get a diagnosis in adulthood, despite skyrocketing diagnostic rates in children.

Even when there are plenty of services for children, people are still hitting legal majority and being dumped out in the cold.

There's been some of it already, with parents sharing stories of trying to get help for their kids and deal with various conflicts that have come up with their schools. But I think there's the potential for a lot more. Where is the energy going, that had been caught up in the conflict of forum drama? It doesn't just disappear. Are people focusing more on their IRL lives? Have they given up on being able to change anything?

Might the cats become easier to entice, if we quit trying to herd them and they get sick of hissing and spitting at each other?

i have concluded that people have a twominute attention span and that without the drama you lose them.
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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2009, 07:25:44 AM »
But there's not much drama on Dunc's board and that's where a lot of people have gonee.
People just like to think they can know who the monsters are, but they can't.

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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2009, 12:18:54 PM »
Mostly because of a lack of interest. I can attest to that.
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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2009, 03:44:04 PM »
I'd love it to be more about advocacy in the real world. As a whole, the autistic community (at least this corner of it) seems to have gotten a lot of the drama out of their systems, fighting with each other. But the fucked-up stuff that drove people here in the first place is still in full force.

People are still scared to ask for the reasonable accommodations that in most places are their legal right.

It's still hard to get a diagnosis in adulthood, despite skyrocketing diagnostic rates in children.

Even when there are plenty of services for children, people are still hitting legal majority and being dumped out in the cold.

There's been some of it already, with parents sharing stories of trying to get help for their kids and deal with various conflicts that have come up with their schools. But I think there's the potential for a lot more. Where is the energy going, that had been caught up in the conflict of forum drama? It doesn't just disappear. Are people focusing more on their IRL lives? Have they given up on being able to change anything?

Might the cats become easier to entice, if we quit trying to herd them and they get sick of hissing and spitting at each other?

i have concluded that people have a twominute attention span and that without the drama you lose them.

It's true but it's not the only possible way to go.
I know, I know, it's just that I don't know what should be there. :GA:
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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2009, 03:45:59 PM »
But there's not much drama on Dunc's board and that's where a lot of people have gonee.

Dunc's board has less traffic than this one, it would seem.
I know, I know, it's just that I don't know what should be there. :GA:
Could put some awesome Jack quote in there.

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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2009, 04:43:39 PM »
But in some ways, more substance.
People just like to think they can know who the monsters are, but they can't.

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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2009, 10:51:27 AM »
I've been sticking around.  :-\
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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2009, 01:36:42 PM »
But in some ways, more substance.

Could be. I like the Drivel. My problem is that I don't really have the time.
I know, I know, it's just that I don't know what should be there. :GA:
Could put some awesome Jack quote in there.

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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2009, 01:37:33 PM »
I've been sticking around.  :-\

Hopefully it's worth it.
I know, I know, it's just that I don't know what should be there. :GA:
Could put some awesome Jack quote in there.

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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2009, 02:17:39 PM »
Indeed.
"I’m fearless in my heart.
They will always see that in my eyes.
I am the passion; I am the warfare.
I will never stop...
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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2009, 05:01:06 PM »
I've been sticking around.  :-\

Hopefully it's worth it.
I consider this forum to be worth posting at regularly odeon. Not for any sort of default reasons, but because I like this place.
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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2009, 01:29:29 AM »
Anything you'd like it to be that it isn't, at present?
I know, I know, it's just that I don't know what should be there. :GA:
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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2009, 07:28:20 AM »
Nothing I can think of right now. If anything comes to mind I'll let you know.
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Re: So What Is It Now? What Should It Be?
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2009, 09:38:14 AM »
I think its just fine.
"I’m fearless in my heart.
They will always see that in my eyes.
I am the passion; I am the warfare.
I will never stop...
always constant, accurate, and intense."

  - Steve Vai, "The Audience is Listening"