New to this site. could someone explain the significance of

new to this site. could someone explain the significance of the supporting someone?

You send them a lot of money. YOu put them through college. Stuff like that. Ha ha. Kidding. It's a button you press and then you can read everything - posts, comments, replies -- that they've ever written. Gives you a better idea of what they're going through and then you are in a better position to offer your friendly support and encouragement.

thank you, that was very helpful [and made me smile]