Originally Posted by bud16415
Twice in this thread members offered help in the way of private help thru PM. I thought this was a public forum. I would say for every person posting there are 50 reading that are members. And most likely 500 nonmembers reading. What’s the point to private instruction. Is it something we should all start doing? Is the nature of the PM because something is secret?
Posts like a few of yours might well be a primary reason, (...though perhaps not specifically in this instance...) but in reality the desire to move along with getting directly down to helping people ......quickly and effectively.
Public sharing is an option, not a absolute requirement. There have been a total of 237 views of this Thread,...not the 500+, or the 2500+ if 50 were reading the Thread for every one of the 20 posts put up, and the ones who have viewed have been treated to a wandering of topic and some decidedly baiting responses that are NOT helping the OP at all.
Public Forum though it may be, the requests for a PM were also made publicly when they too might have been made "via PM', which is specifically why PMs exist. And specific mention was made for the OP to return (...if he dared do so...) to carry any findings forward. Your comments are simply another example of your penchant to create issues that allow you to express the same old, drawn out opinions you have always expressed, and specifically in this case used try to discredit the effort by others to get directed help to the OP, who...BTW, the Public notwithstanding...is the author of this Thread and whose request for a solution takes precedent over anything else.
How easily some forget that in the rush to have their counterpoints "opinions" heard. While not stated directly, it sure seems at this conjecture your worried that things might actually progress without your ability to continue your own discourse....not that others would be denied the chance to participate. Now that you've reached the point you have, I can easily see where a PMd discourse would "castrate" such efforts. But...that wasn't the intent since the request predated all this, so you should not try using it for an example.
People should not turn Threads into "Bully Pulpits", (...ie: to create issues.) but some do and some all too obviously for their own personal reasons, no matter what else is claimed otherwise.
My own offer to discuss a new and potentially advantageous application was made very early on...and with only the OP's particularly special situation (CRT) considered. There is nothing wrong or subversive about that, nor is there anything wrong with offering privately a application to another Member by giving them the choice to contact someone via PM....or not as is their choice as well. You act as if you yourself would never consider doing such.
While said offer was made before the OT hub-bub started and so cannot be seen as anything else but an offer to help, you would now, 22 posts later, attempt to give it another meaning altogether.
So...what's next up?
Why not simply stop and consider the reason why the OP himself has not responded "publicly" after 19 consecutive rather divisive posts. THAT in itself might reveal much......
......or simply mean nothing at all. But it certainly doesn't bear speculating to a fault over.