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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 06:27
When you are reading posts, what topics draw your attention the most?
Do you find it a compulsion to responde to one that evokes some kind of emotion? Do you express your own beliefs when someone is judgemental?
Can you read between the lines of what someone is really trying to say?
I ask these questions because I'm curious, and just wondering what types of responses I'll get. I welcome negative and postive alike, or heck you can even call me crazy or nuts or just plain nosy.. lol.

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 12:28
I generally respond if it's a question that I think I *might* be able to answer, or sometimes if I disagree with the OP. The ones I have a hard time resisting are the ones with incorrect but oft-cited information in them, or promoting extreme, unhealthy ways to lose weight. I hope I don't come across as a know-it-all (because I know very little, actually), but I just hate seeing people get bad advice.

I read the really good posts, but rarely comment, because I usually have nothing useful to add. I wish there were a "like" button on this site; I would use it a lot.

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 13:08
I agree we need a 'like' button.

The posts or responses that kill me (and I walk away, rather than respond and risk being cyber snubbed and thus unable to use this website as happily as I currently do) are where people DO come across as a know-it-all, but are themselves either reading the question incorrectly, or haven't understood the nuance to the post, or are citing what is just one side of an argument as the be all and end all truth.

I honestly try not to rock the boat. A lot of people on here have some pretty strong views, and aren't afraid to express them. Others are better at pitching to the wider audience. I need to feel that this site is supportive of me and my goals, so I try to stay as unprovocative as possible (I spend all day dealing with provocation, I don't need it in my personal life!)

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 15:26
I just say whatever I want and I hope my buddies do to....I don't think I've offended anyone and no one has offended me. Although I don't mind disagreeing with people, we can't all think the same, our differences are what makes the world so much fun Smile


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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 16:17
Posts that grab me are things that I can say "I've been there" or "I was wondering that myself, good question". I try to give advice, support, or motivation where I can, and if someone doesn't like what I've said they're entitled to that, just like I'm entitled to not like what another poster says. I usually am like Fairstein though and try not to rock the boat, so I only post when I feel I can give a decent response without offending anyone. If someone is being super judgemental only to be offensive or mean, I'll say something if there aren't already 15 posts telling them off because that's not what we're here for, we all want support and advice not judgement. I like to read the posts and I think there is some great advice given out. The like button would be used a lot by me too.
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