Definition: the right to express any opinions without cause or restraints.
Do†the administrators on this site say it's okay? I don't think so! Of course, the site allows one to†express their feelings.
Almost 2 years ago, I was in the chat room. There was a conversation between two members. One was quite vocal in expressing their distaste, the other listening intently. Whether he liked it or not, he showed a great amount of respect. I learned a lesson that day.
Some†say they're glad†they found MAO because non-ostomates are sometimes cruel in our daily walks. "NEWS FLASH" the same people outside of this site are here. It's like watching an anchorman/woman with a panel. The panel sometimes uses the platform to sell their books, pat themselves on the back, and sometimes take over the show, forgetting they're not the anchorman/woman.
Not everyone comments. Let's face it, we all had different problems that resulted†in†surgery, be it colostomy or ileostomy and urostomy. If you read some profiles, both men and women don't want women to comment period.†Which is their choice but keep that in mind before commenting.
The reality is we are all different, and our reasons for joining are not the same. No doubt about that! The common denominator is the ostomy; some connect with others, some don't. However, when it refers to their particular problem, they do comment. I'm far from an expert but will gladly support and share my journey.