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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Eight Pages of this Sewage!

Posted: 09 Jun 2017, 8:37 am 

Replies: 88
Views: 3,276


Are "users" blocked by account name or IP address? I would be blocking any IP based on a single abuse. But, then, I am a little more strong-armed than most users. I have joined forums where a new user has to wait until a moderator approves them, before they can post at all. I am completel...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: Spam attacks

 Post subject: Re: Spam attacks
Posted: 09 Jun 2017, 8:28 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 647


Is there an efficient way to report a user? The spammer should be banned right away, all his posts removed. Is there a channel to quickly inform the admins? The thing I can't understand is why it is apparently possible for a new user to initiate dozens of separate postings on the forums. I would ha...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: Spam attacks

 Post subject: Spam attacks
Posted: 07 Jun 2017, 9:01 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 647


I see there has just been yet another spam attack. Let me emphasise that I'm not criticising in any way, because I'm sure that dealing with these things may be a lot more complicated than a naive outsider might imagine. But I am puzzled as to why WP seems to suffer, uniquely in my experience of admi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "How are you?" as a greeting

Posted: 02 Jun 2017, 9:17 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,002


I was pondering on this question recently when I was at the dentist. When I was shown in to the room the dental assistant asked the usual "how are you?" and I replied "I'm fine thank you," and the conversation terminated, as usual. But I was noticing that the similar introductory...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Improving facial expressions

Posted: 18 May 2017, 11:39 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 678


I have little facial expressions, it's difficult for me to laugh I can only smile with my mouth closed, this makes getting to know people difficult because laughing conveys positive feelings while having a grave expression makes people think you're not at ease (which is true but...). How to cope wi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Works Event

 Post subject: Re: The Works Event
Posted: 15 May 2017, 7:21 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 421


I suspect that most NTs are largely unaware that there can exist people with high-functioning ASD or Asperger's, who can seemingly function quite well in their normal work environment and yet suffer from profound sensory, social and other difficulties. Thus quite likely the average NT will assume th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can anyone identify with this?

Posted: 22 Apr 2017, 6:25 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 498


In a literal sense, no, I can't, since I can't swim. But in a more general sense, of not socialising in situations of that kind, yes, absolutely.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you look autistic?

Posted: 13 Apr 2017, 10:18 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 722


Here is a list of observable autistic traits: :nerdy: :mrgreen: 1. Lack of eye contact 2. Indirect eye contact 3. "Aspie stare" 4. Flat affect 5. Monotone voice 6. Stiff, robotic movements 7. Any number of non-neurotypical stims 8. Overreaction to sensory input 9. Meltdowns 10. Being aloo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Interpretation of RAADS test results

Posted: 09 Apr 2017, 11:01 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,436


I'm VERY neurotypical. My total score was 20 and here is the breakdown: Language: 2 Social relatedness: 2 Sensory/motor: 4 Circumscribed interests: 12 I find it fascinating that people can get such widely different scores! Mine are Total: 198 Language: 16 Social relatedness: 98 Sensory/motor: 49 Ci...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensing vs. iNtuition (as in MBTI)

Posted: 02 Apr 2017, 11:19 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 6,911


ISTJ. Am I missing something? The first and second options seem identical, as do the third and fourth.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else dislike the sound of whispering?

Posted: 27 Feb 2017, 9:56 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 478


I cannot stand whispering. At all. Misophonia. Another possibly related source of irritation for me is when someone comes in late to a lecture or performance, and adopts a rather ridiculous ape-like gait as they walk across in front of the audience, as if they think they have made themselves small ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else dislike the sound of whispering?

Posted: 27 Feb 2017, 7:11 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 478


Agreed!! I find whispering is very, very irritating. Another possibly related source of irritation for me is when someone comes in late to a lecture or performance, and adopts a rather ridiculous ape-like gait as they walk across in front of the audience, as if they think they have made themselves s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NHS & Diagnosis

 Post subject: Re: NHS & Diagnosis
Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 12:44 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,087


"And my point is that group 3, which did not vary statistically from group 2, was tested." Well, up to a point. Judging from table VI in the paper, something like 26 people in group 3 had scores of 32+. Of those, 11 agreed to be interviewed, and of those "7 met criteria for HFA or AS....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NHS & Diagnosis

 Post subject: Re: NHS & Diagnosis
Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 11:50 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,087


Instead of assuming your speculation is correct, you could read the report. http://docs.autismresearchcentre.com/papers/2001_BCetal_AQ.pdf "As shown in the subsample of students in Group 3 above, 80% of those scoring 32+ met DSM-IV criteria for HFA, but did not merit a diagnosis as they were n...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NHS & Diagnosis

 Post subject: Re: NHS & Diagnosis
Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 8:28 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,087


This suggests a very small percentage of people can have very few of these traits yet still meet the criteria for diagnosis. In the same way, you can score above 32 but not meet the criteria. I agree with the general sentiments you are expressing. One comment, concerning the left-hand curve in that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers and Sports.

 Post subject: Re: Aspergers and Sports.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017, 9:27 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 2,797


I am especially uninterested in team sports, and I don't understand how some people can get so worked up about supporting "their" team. Football in England was once described as a collection of mentally-challenged millionaires kicking a ball around in a field. I remember hating sports when...
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