Thanks for your post. I'm assuming you mean the link to the forum on the Online community page at parkinsons.org.uk/onlinecommunity.
I think what sea angler described above is more the sentiment that we were trying to touch on when we wrote that. It wouldn't be correct to say the forum is here for 'people with Parkinson's' because it's here for a lot more people than that. As we say in the welcome message,
Our forum community is here for people affected by Parkinson's. This includes people with Parkinson's, carers, friends and families.
But beyond that, it is also here for people feeling scared ahead of a diagnosis, people concerned that they might have to leave work or people just elated because something wonderful and totally unrelated to Parkinson's has happened to them.
We could say, 'people in the same position as you' but not only is that a clunky formulation that doesn't really fit, but it won't always be true.
The intent was to let people know that there are others going through the same thing here.
Still, if members of the forum believe that there are better words that we could use to convey all of the above on the online community page: parkinsons.org.uk/onlinecommunity, do let us know and we'd be happy to discuss changing it.