Perhaps it’s just me, but this site is becoming something of a beast to navigate.
To be sure the “updatedBoard Rules and Policies – Please Read – Updated 1/25/10”
which adds helpful changes like this:
“4) Members may not excessively post new topics with minimal followup to the topics”
is a step in the right direction.
But I am finding that I simply cannot keep up to date on ALL the threads like I could earlier on. And it is getting really difficult to keep them all straight. Of course I realize and accept that MY time limitations are not really YOUR problem… Further, there is what I shall refer to as the problem of the “clutter” of a certain poster that is particularly distracting. And of course that too is my problem more than yours.
And yet, there are some really wonderful thoughts and ideas being shared on this site by some very insightful people. It is for this that I joined this site nearly a year ago. What bothers me then is that I dislike the awareness that I have missed something that one of our insightful and wise participants (you know who you are!! ) has written which would be helpful to me.
Here’s a perfect example. I was surfing looking for something else and stumbled onto the thread “Re: A Confession to Make” – what had drawn my attention was JeffA’s comment to RanRan saying Ran’s comment made JeffA better understand him. Curious, I read RanRan and I too was impressed/moved. That of course drew me back to read the entire thread and It was wonderful I thought. I simply loved the attitude and humility of F&B in that thread. And in the process of reading I came across this post…
￼by Aaron on Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:21 am
…and it seemed to me like such an extraordinary gem. Something very “right” for me at that moment. A real blessing. And to think I almost missed it.
So my question/request is along the lines of if it’s possible for folks to post links (not that I actually know how to DO this) to specific comments which they found an extraordinary blessing for various personal reasons? Maybe a way of sifting through all the mass of threads and gleaning out the real gems? Maybe I can’t read everything, but obviously everything gets read by someone.
Clearly something like this could be abused in various ways. But if we included the location of what we liked, briefly what it said, and a brief statement of WHY it blessed us, that might help the reader decide if they too wold be interested. Thus I could share that “Aaron has written something in response to the charge that “Jesus never taught UR” that I found very helpful. He has shared, in part at least, a framework and synthesis of Jesus’ life and teachings that can in fact be seen as sustaining the concept of UR.”
These would not need to be listed as “new topics” but just listed. Should one want to comment on that person’s shared wisdom, he could go to the linked thread and do so.
Anyway thanks for listening and I realize this may create more work for someone out there. If it seems worthwhile, I’ll thank you in advance!!!