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I'm glad to read that you've gotten some good information and that perhaps, with Joel's help, the tone may be coming down a couple of decibels. I entirely understand your confusion, anger and hurt with some of the responses you received here. As a matter of fact, when I read your first post I thought "Oh boy, is he gonna get it...." Same thing happened to me when I posted about bankruptcy. I don't post much any more and I make it brief and to the point and try not to share too much personal information. I do learn alot, despite the contradictions and judgements expressed here. It can be very harsh. I was, and continue to be, very surprised with many responses. Fortunately, there are true gems here, worth their weight in gold (so to speak) for their extraordinary helpfulness. Why am I choosing to post now? So that you and others reading these threads know that the opinions expressed on the boards are not necessarily representative of other members lurking about. Hang in there. It'll get better.

And to joelcorley, thank you for your recent post to help calm the waters and put some explanation and understanding to the way the board works. It's REALLY hard for new folks to understand this at first.

Cheers to all~
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