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#250816 - 04/12/13 10:22 AM Re: What do you want to see on our website? [Re: JamesChoi]
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Hey thanks everyone.

I really like Whitecell's thoughts that begin with - Now that you are here. I would say, if you are first diagnosed or you are just searching symptoms online then an FAQ and a step by step process might be more important than just stating medical facts about spondylitis.

I am already planning to add a section pertaining to managing as with health and fitness so I am glad someone already wants to see it.

For the forum I'm not sure how we will change it yet...but we will. So far this is my favorite message board - http://stackoverflow.com/. It has nothing to do with health or well being but the way people interact with each other and each question is great. So the most important questions are the focus of the site. If you have a link to a message board that you like please reply with a link so I can take a look.

Thank you for all your responses. This is really helpful.


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#250852 - 04/13/13 11:31 AM Re: What do you want to see on our website? [Re: JamesChoi]
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I agree Maybe FAQ specific to the areas that always get brought up. Pain, biologics, mobility, what works...? Just thinking out loud.
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#251047 - 04/18/13 10:32 PM Re: What do you want to see on our website? [Re: JamesChoi]
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I agree with Jen. I would like to see a more up to date medication list with more information. I like to know what options are available when something else isn't working. It gives me time to research the med and decide if it is right for me.

Would it be possible to follow some members and see what meds worked for them? Like a spondy med success rate? I don't know if that is possible. (sounds like a great deal of work now that I think about it). It would just be interesting to see what treatments had a good success rate among our community. As someone else said I'm just thinking out loud too..
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#251084 - 04/19/13 04:38 PM Re: What do you want to see on our website? [Re: WhiteCell]
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Originally Posted By: WhiteCell
Finally a category for the unsolved, horrendous cases borne by people where all else has failed a category where all of us (and more) can assist. Those really hard cases that no one can seem to get solved. I think linking this category to a AS sponsored MD or MDs who can weigh in and make referrals. There is no reason for someone to arrive on the site lost, rejected and in pain and leave the same way.

Thank you for listening.


I agree - i try not to post all of my whining and complaining, but the search function sometimes pulls up soooooo many of the same posts that contain the specific word/phrase i'm looking for, and while all the posts are IMMENSELY helpful sometimes combing through the results gets tedious.
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#251085 - 04/19/13 04:39 PM Re: What do you want to see on our website? [Re: JamesChoi]
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on that note - maybe we can fix the search function? maybe it can search all of the threads/site? i don't know - just a thought.
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Finally diagnosed in Oct 2011
HLAB27+
Remicade - Oct 2012
Fibromyalgia - June 2013
Tendonitis - February 2014
Humira: Failed / NSAIDS: Failed / Steroid Epidurals: Failed, caused more pain / Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, and Chiropractics: Failed / gabapentin: Failed

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#251473 - 04/29/13 08:32 AM Re: What do you want to see on our website? [Re: JamesChoi]
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Seems like the number of "sticky" threads has been reduced wink ... thanks!
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#251870 - 05/07/13 10:37 PM Re: What do you want to see on our website / forum? [Re: JamesChoi]
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Greetings James
My first impression of AS site is fantastic, thanks to you and all involved making it happen since this is a great and unique source of information.
I like to suggest better search capabilities such as indexing for the site. As an example I am looking for topics related to Iritis or Uvitis and I am sure this has beed discussed many times.

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#251955 - 05/09/13 09:13 AM Re: What do you want to see on our website / forum? [Re: JamesChoi]
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Yup the stickies have been reduced. For the search engine the new website will have a new search engine so we'll see how that goes. For the forum I'm not sure what we will do yet so I'm not sure about that either. I'll try to figure out what to do.

Again, thanks for all your input. I will keep checking this thread periodically.
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#251961 - 05/09/13 11:02 AM Re: What do you want to see on our website / forum? [Re: JamesChoi]
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When you click "search" you can click on "advanced search" which brings you to this page:

http://forums.spondylitis.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=search

babygirl & Saeed, you can search on one forum or all, for a keyword in a title and/or post, for whatever time frame you like.
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#254234 - 06/21/13 06:17 AM Re: What do you want to see on our website? [Re: JamesChoi]
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Thanks so much for striving to hear from all and make the site so helpful. I'm newly diagnosed, need to start exercising and confused about which types of movement will be better/worse/healthier/riskier for me. I realize the disease affects us all quite differently, but I'd welcome any wisdom on this topic.

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