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Old 06-24-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I was referring to the attitude I have felt on other forums (two in particular) where longtime posters on those forums have formed somewhat a "clique" and if anyone wanders in who isn't a "regular" . . . they close ranks.
That can happen anyway.

I haven't seen too many if any pop-in posters on the Retirement forum.

Anyway, imo Retirement is best a sub-issue of Seniors, not the other way around. But of course there are those well under the age of 55 who are retired, retiring or planning to. That's the main reason I do not see these two major subjects as necessarily correlated.

 
Old 06-24-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default 55+ and this forum

This Retirement Forum is for issues related to retirement. (Yes, that sounds stupidly obvious, but bear with me a moment). People of any age should be able to post here, provided that they are talking about retirement issues. A 30-year-old, for example, might be discussing retirement issues as they relate to his or her parents. I see nothing wrong with that. It would be unenforceable anyway to have any age limit, be it 50, 55, 60, or 65.

We are trying to solve a non-existent problem, it seems to me. The "blue state" thread was political. I am already on record in that thread as stating it should be in Politics. You could add "for retirees" to the thread title and I don't see that the modification of the thread title would change anything, really.

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Old 06-24-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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This Retirement Forum is for issues related to retirement. (Yes, that sounds stupidly obvious, but bear with me a moment). People of any age should be able to post here, provided that they are talking about retirement issues. I 30-year-old, for example, might be discussing retirement issues as they relate to his or her parents. I see nothing wrong with that. It would be unenforceable anyway to have any age limit, be it 50, 55, 60, or 65.

We are trying to solve a non-existent problem, it seems to me. The "blue state" thread was political. I am already on record in that thread as stating it should be in Politics. You could add "for retirees" to the thread title and I don't see that the modification of the thread title would change anything, really.
I don't see why the "blue state" question could not simply have been legitimately put into Chat. Someone wants to retire in a blue state, that's retirement material.

There are many, many threads including some of my own that need not have been set up, really. I prefer my outline, above, but do not expect that rationale to catch on.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'm with Neg and the others who think the Chat Thread is a good solution. IMO the Chat Thread is fair game for pretty much anything people would want to discuss. So that's a good solution. As has been pointed out, the titles are what attract unwelcome visitors--comments tucked away in the Chat Thread won't do that.

I suppose if we get a questionable thread in the future, we could have the mod move it to Chat (or to POC if that's more appropriate). If that's not a difficult thing to ask a mod to do (not sure) and of course if our mod thinks that's a good idea.

After getting so grumpy earlier I decided to take a really long hike to clear my head and get off the computer. I did a long stretch ofthe Appalachian Trail and didn't get back until 6 p.m. What a great thing to do, and it really made me much saner on this topic. Not sure why I got so annoyed by this--it deserved a mild reaction but I guess I started "hitting a fly with a baseball bat instead of a fly swatter". Sometimes I can get too caught up in city-data, I think. I feel much better now. Anyway--sorry for venting but at the same time I'm glad we we've been able to talk this out.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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CALADIUM: your vent was one of the things that the chat thread is for! I was enjoying our conversation, lol.

And here's a big HURRAH!!!!! for the CHAT THREAD!!!

On a different note . . . I have had a "stone" in my parotid gland in the past (it is not really called a gland - there is another word - can't think of it). Anyway - a salivary gland or whatever it is called. Maybe it is DUCT.

Today while eating lunch, I got this horrific pain again (you will never forget it if you ever have it) and sure enough, immediately, my jaw under my ear and extending down into my neck started swelling. I could see it and feel it as it happened! And the pain . . .

So now I have this lump about the size of what an egg would look like under the skin . . . extending down into my neck!!! The pain has let up some. I have some debriding type mouthwash so have been using that and alternating hot and cold compresses. The last time, the stone worked its way out on its own! I pray it will this time, as the other method would be surgically extracting it! Of course, if it doesn't improve in the next 48 hours, I will have to find a doc, but last time, it was gone within 48 hours.

Crazy stuff, huh?
 
Old 06-24-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Ani--I sure hope it works its way out soon and that the pain is minimal. Stones are no fun at all. <hugs> and <double hugs>
 
Old 06-25-2013, 07:17 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Ani--I sure hope it works its way out soon and that the pain is minimal. Stones are no fun at all. <hugs> and <double hugs>
Thank you, Caladium!

Your good wishes are appreciated.

I got up several times during the night, put some heat on the area, used some salt water mouth rinse . . . I sucked on hard candy last evening (a recommendation from my doc last go round) . . . and surprisingly, this morning the swelling is almost gone!

If I passed a tiny stone during my sleep, I must have swallowed it, lol - cause nothing appeared when I rinsed my mouth. It is still "aching" in that area (like an earache more than a toothache). I would say the swelling is barely visible, tho I can feel a knot near that TM joint.

So we will see how things progress today!

And thank you to NEG who sent me a very helpful article on "home treatments" for salivary gland blockage.

What a wonderful support system we have on this little chat thread of ours!
 
Old 06-25-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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So glad to hear the swelling is gone!
 
Old 06-25-2013, 07:26 AM
 
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Thank you, Caladium!

Your good wishes are appreciated.

I got up several times during the night, put some heat on the area, used some salt water mouth rinse . . . I sucked on hard candy last evening (a recommendation from my doc last go round) . . . and surprisingly, this morning the swelling is almost gone!

If I passed a tiny stone during my sleep, I must have swallowed it, lol - cause nothing appeared when I rinsed my mouth. It is still "aching" in that area (like an earache more than a toothache). I would say the swelling is barely visible, tho I can feel a knot near that TM joint.

So we will see how things progress today!

And thank you to NEG who sent me a very helpful article on "home treatments" for salivary gland blockage.

What a wonderful support system we have on this little chat thread of ours!
Glad it turned out well
 
Old 06-25-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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So glad to hear the swelling is gone!
Thank you, Caladium! Still having some problems today with it but nothing to compare to yesterday. I am thinking by tomorrow this time - I should be fine.

TUBORG: Thank you so much for your good wishes! Luckily, this time, I think there will be no need for the trip to the doc! I have an endodontist appt. for next month and maybe she can further check it out then.

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening!
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