I read a lot about how the older members here are upset with the quality of the threads posted nowadays. I hear about how it is all the same stuff and nothing new comes up.
Older members: Why not be an example to those younger members (such as myself) who are part of this community? I am by no stretch of the imagination one of the older members here, yet I know that there are younger members who look up to me as an example. I want to do my utmost to show these members the ropes and to be a good listener when they have a problem.
I also know that there are multiple threads on the same topic. Many of our new members may not realize this, and so they ask a question that has already been asked. Remember, we are, above all, a support community. Yes, it may be a tad annoying to read about the same things over and over, but we must have patience with people.
I also hear some people say that people could use the search option. It took me a while to figure out how to use it. Every time I typed something in, it would say that it couldn't find anything to match my terms. So instead of using the search option, I asked questions in the forums that have been asked before.
(To all the members that have had my troubles with the search box, there is a link under it that says advanced search. It helps immensly.)
In conclusion, instead of leaving ADISC, like I hear that some of you older members want to do, I suggest that you stick around. Without you, we younger members have no one to look up to, and ADISC may end up falling short of our goal: to help people accept and cope with their AB/DL-ness while trying to live a normal life. I truly appreciate you older members. Without you, I would have never come to the level of acceptance that I have.