- Jan 30, 2005
If the info has caused an issue on the board and thus "made someone uncomfortable" then a PM is IMHO not a viable option as they to should also conform to the rules of the forum( MODS correct if this is wrong)...Originally Posted by mschauer
Regardless of how much more "seasoned" than others someone believes themselves to be, there is always the possibility that someone else possesses information that can be helpful to a poster. I don't think it is surprising that such a person would choose to communicate the information thru PMs if they have been made to feel unwelcome in the forums.
Personally I think the best way to learn is to gather information from as many sources as possible. The internet is a big place. There are a lot of people out there that constitute a huge knowledge base and of which the members of these forums only represent a tiny subset. It doesn't make sense to me to assume that any individual, whether they are a member of these forums or not, possesses a monopoly on useful information.
As Anne has made clear, none of us is qualified to give medical advice. All any of us is doing is relating personal experiences and sharing information. How "seasoned" does someone need to be to do that?
sharing accurate and validated info is often a great thing ... of course validated info in nutrition changes and to date no one actually knows all the answers for every cat...