This was a much needed thread, Jolie. If I see one more
"Help I need _____!!" or "Can you answer_______?", I think i'm gonna .
How about putting all the old ones (questions and answers) into one catagory? That would make it easier for the new people to find it and do the research there.
I think that's an excellent idea but there's one problem - How will we all find these old ones that has already been made through in the past? We see a lot of them in various forum and it would also be a bit time-consuming to search and to gather all of these old ones in one category.
So, I think from now and on - These new ones can be categorized in one place or something like that.
As someone who recently took an ASL class, it's obvious that most of them are either afraid of deaf people or don't feel like making the effort to go to deaf coffee chats.
The worst part? Some of them want to be interpreters.
I am from D/deaf family and fluent in ASL and only here for a friend 'cause they are in ASL classes ....
and then ask questions that anyone in the culture , if fluent and in a strong ASL family, would know.
as Lucia would say - WTF
Guess the red flags just went up.
There have been so many that you all have pinned down from the first post/last post as possible posers that I have started looking with a more critical eye as well.