How about the people who are "top contributor"s but who don't actually answer the question (Nitram/Martin/Flitzbap)?
"they just do. If you want to research why, look on PubMed"
"what does your GP/Doctor say? Ask him/her"
"what country are you in?" (the person asked about the US)
- quick scan of the first page of answers. Most of them are just nasty, even on the odd occasion they do sort of answer the question.
I have to wonder about these types of questions and the answers, Tink. Here are a couple of your answers:
"I give my arthritic pooch the plain glucosamine because his vet suggested it, and he's back to being a happy stick-chaser, but I'm guessing youre not a basset hound-boxer mix....
I spent 10 years slinging that stuff at customers in a health food store (and we figured we walked 8-9 miles a day, so I know what ya mean about stiff....) - and this is what people gave me the most positive feedback on as far as the joint stuff...MSM."
"I've tried everything under the sun as well, and the one thing I'll give two thumbs up to is Zaditor antihistimine eyedrops (OTC). They run about 15 bucks, and they do sting for about 5 minutes when you put them in, but whoo-ee. They have really worked well for me...."
These are personal anecdotes ... from you ... which is YOUR favourite fallacy.
And what about the questions that actually ASK for personal anecdotes or experience? Are these people not entitled to get what they asked for ... or do you wannabe skeptics just "know better"?
Here are a couple that Nitram answered ...
"Anyone tried cranial sacral therapy, what did you think of it?" ... asking for personal experience and Martin answered "it's a scam" ... didn't answer the question
"How to know if one could use a liver cleanse? How well do they work anyways? Any personal testimonials?" ... Martin answered "I'd recommend you save your money and drink more water - almost free from the tap" ... didn't answer the question
Let's face it, this is just another troll question that fails to make any relevant point. Why do you even bother? What do you get out of it? Is it just a way for all of you to vent your hatred at distant faceless targets? What bizarre rationalisations do you make to yourselves to validate this crap?
EDIT: Lo, yes, asking who you respect is a good question. Maybe your memory isn't so good if you are using that as an example. Firstly, I didn't make any rants, and the Add Details were added after I answered the question. Secondly, do I really have to point out the difference between asking who you respect and what can you trash?
There are people on here with whom I do not agree. I do not support what they say. And if I feel it appropriate, I communicate it. In this question my issue is the nature of the question and the hypocrisy.
EDIT 2: Lo, you're comparing apples and oranges. You don't appear to get it. Please do not protest the exposure of multiple accounts. They probably cannot be 100% proven even by YA, but there are a few people on both sides of the argument who are doing it. Anyone who is paying attention and looking at styles can see it for themselves. You've done it yourself. And it can help if the person has told you their real name.
Flitzbap, I didn't use the word "never". And the examples are from the Nitram account which is for Alt Med.