There is a thread in IMHO called 'keeping a girlfriend when asked tough questions’, where a poster with admitted mental problems asks for relationship advice.
This is one of the threads that worries me. We’re corresponding with someone who, by his own admission, has mental problems. He’s getting the usual, full, Straight Dope onslaught: some sincere, caring responses, some caustic, some piss-taking, some jocular, some disbelieving. We can’t tell what sort of effect this would have on someone without disabilities let alone how all this will be interpreted by someone with them. It’s already been shown that some advice has been taken a little too literally, with not altogether positive consequences.
I appreciate that he has asked, and continues to ask for our advice, but what might seem for some posters to be good laugh or a quick, perhaps seemingly deserved jibe might have very negative consequences for the recipient. We just don’t know how our words will be taken. It’s dangerous ground.