[quote=Rich Berkowitz;14256]As NxStage use grows, I’m wondering what the feeling is among people about the use of the Home Dialysis Central Forum for NxStage centric discussion. I know that many of us also belong to a NxStage User Only group. Although I’m a NxStage User and would be able to take advantage of the discussion, I also feel like HDC isn’t really the place. I think it’s fine if a new patient is examining alternatives, or wants to look into home modalities. I’ve always thought HDC is the better place for generic home hemo discussions. Also, if I were a non-NxStage home user, I personally would be irritated by the preponderance of NxStage Only discussion. So what’s HDC all about? Your comments please.
There are two major NxStage groups on Yahoo. I’m not going to get into the differences although I believe there are many. You decide for yourself which is the better fit for you.
NxStage_Users@yahoogroups.com, which I am one of the moderators (the Riverdude is also moderating) and ownership has been put into the hands of the group. We are fairly new and a break off of the other group
NxStageUsersGroup@yahoogroups.com, which is owned and moderated by Gus. It has been in existence since mid-2005.
NxStage Users should join one or both.[/quote]
In the very first first days of Home Dialysis Central…when it was almost a Ghost Town I suggested to Dori that the messageboard needed a bit of organization. This board needed separate discussion forums for particular groups of people, but I guess Dori didn’t think it was necessaryl, at least she accepted my suggestion to use VBulletin …
that really helped against the SPAM attacks…hehehe
Still, today this website and messageboards is the central base for home dialysis regardless what machine you use, BUT still I firmly believe that this board needs organization and that has not happened yet.
Once again, I would suggest that a separate discussion area for current Nxstage users already home be made and would recommend it to keep that section private so that we Nxstage users can speak of more critical situations concerning our Nxstage experience. Also, the way everyone’s emails are kept private is crucial and I don’t believe making all members owner is safe thing, that poses a security risk. The current management at HDC is well done but a little more orgnization on the messageboards will do…
Just my 2 cents…as for NxtstageUsersGroup
will leave it up to members… its their choice…after all there are a great number of Nxstage Users who love privacy. I hope you all understand that.