[quote][postedby]Originally Posted by ESP2[/postedby]
I definitely side with your campaign to rid the forum of “monkeys”, but
let’s make sure this noble effort doesn’t give con artists an opportunity to
perpetuate their deceit and avoid being vetted and exposed, simply
because we have to walk on eggshells to avoid hurting a researcher’s feelings.
A con artist couldn’t ask for a better environment than one that avoids
exposing the truth.
From what I’ve gathered, I wouldn’t be surprised if Pilox turned out
to be an elaborately planned sca*m. No peer reviewed articles, governmental
approval, unheard of until very recently, etc., and now, all of a sudden, after all
hope in pretty much all legitimate contenders is lost, Pilox could be
released within 8 months and produces outstanding results!!??
Not buying it.
In it’s heyday, this forum thrived because all cutting edge treatments were
examined, and savvy posters vetted out the con artists. Sadly, it’s gotten
vicious and out of hand lately (like a political campaign). But, sometimes,
the only news is bad news, and it’s better to deal with it than simply
believing what we want to hear.
I think Dr. Ustuner’s theory falls into this category. Until
someone figures out how to alter the environment (ie., the scalp) such that it
can sustain vibrant, hair producing follicles, every cell-based treatment in the
pipeline will fail.
Sorry for being a Debbie-downer, but after 20 years of following blogs & forums,
and holding off on any serious treatments (nothing other than topicals, which
did nothing), I’ve come to the depressing conclusion that trying to grow hair
on an MPB scalp is like trying to grow grass on the beach.[/quote]
I think it is very important to raise tough questions, those who dare to ask should not be labeled as attacking anyone. Tough questions and cross examination are what make this forum valuable. I agree there should be more moderation but please do not forbid people from asking questions that may come across as offensive. Last thing we need is a forum that is totally sterilized where posters are only there to stroke the egos of the doctors while they make tons of money without proving a thing. This forum thrives on being “tough” on the doctors or researchers otherwise it has no value.