One of the things that I seek from this message board is the input from both the consumers and the professionals practicing electrology. As with any message board, there will always be a percentage of detractors and trolls who, having nothing better to do, will accentuate the negative and debase the positive. This is, unfortunately, a part of the human experience and will always be with us.
Here are a few comments that I would like to toss out there for general review and comment.
No one is perfect and when words are used, there is always a possibility of misunderstanding. Communication is not an exact science as word meanings take on new shapes depending on dialect, age of reader, ethnic background, and a host of other issues. It is acceptable to ask for clarification on a point. However to attack another’s credibility for an imagined or accidental mistake or misunderstanding is exceeding the limits of civilized behavior.
Second-hand information, especially verbage that reflects negatively on another’s reputation or professional abilities, is always suspect and frequently slanderous. There is no way to gauge the amount of transpositional errors, personal agendas, or simple mis-statements that have crept into the language. I personally try to avoid this type of thing as it is usually pure “gigo” and smells appropriately.
The vast majority of information that passes through this message board I find to be helpful, pertinant, and accurate, even if stated in terms other than what I am used to hearing. Of a necessity, I limit the accuracy of communications to about 95% (An A+ on the academic scale) as I am capable of misreading some things, especially when tired or hurried. I also have no way of knowing if what I am reading is exactly what the other intended to say. I try to be tolerant.
Personal attacks have a way of rebounding back on the person making thyem. It is not uncommon for one who maliciously attacks another to wind up with a severe case of foot-in-mouth disease. However, this type of thing severely detracts from the overall quality of my experiences here.
In closing, I would like to thank posters like Alicia Darling, dFahey, James Walker, Arlene Batz, and a host of others for presenting me with a virtual cornicopia of valuable information that I can apply as I see fit - or ignore by the same logic. Electrology is as much art as it is science, and until such time as we can actually see where the probe tip is relative to the papilla, it will remain so. What works for one practitioner may not work for another, but both may be getting excellent results for their clients. In the end analysis, that is the most important aspect of this.
Best regards to all,
Joanie <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />