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Old 05-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #41
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I don't think the moderators are over zealous here at all. Try posting some of what you have said in this thread at the BH site and see how fast they come down on you and rightfully so! I ran afoul of the rules a week ago and I was in the wrong for what I said. I apologized, I did not realize what I was saying was violating the rules but rules are rules so I will be careful to not do it again. I wouldn't tempt fate, your posts are asking for trouble IMO. If you are unhappy you can leave but if you want to stay it is not hard to color within the lines here. Just my 2 cents.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #42
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:27 PM   #43
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:52 AM   #44
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:18 AM   #45
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #46
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #47
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yet another one bites the dust. Possibly run off due to way overzealous moderators.

I have noticed that the quantity and the quality of posts has diminished and that many long term posters have dis-appeared.

What will all the moderators do when nobody posts anymore ? Oh sure their "job" will be easier but what's the point of it all.
I'm late to this thread, but with all due respect, I don't agree at all. I think the mods do a good job overall and there is a lot of good dialogue. I've only had one "difficult situation" with a mod in the 18 months or so on this board and in some instance I have purposefully tried to be controversial.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #48
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I'm late to this thread, but with all due respect, I don't agree at all. I think the mods do a good job overall and there is a lot of good dialogue.
I second this viewpoint. I have only been "moderated" once (that I can recall), and in that instance I needed the mod's help to delete a post I submitted that I didn't know how to do myself. The response was prompt and friendly, and I appreciated the positive attitude.

Another time (again, only once), a moderator closed a thread that to me and possibly others was quite upsetting - again, an appreciated effort.

But to the original post on this thread: there are plenty of reasons to take a break from any site, and it's good to do so. I think there are many people who will look forward to your return when you choose to do so
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:59 AM   #49
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I think this is a pretty liberal and friendly place and the mods do a good job in policing, as well as posting interesting topics and replying with well thoughtout insights.
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... as well as posting interesting topics and replying with well thoughtout insights.
Does "bacon" fit into both categories?
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I've decided to try to avoid posting on potentially controversial topics, such as nutrition and health.

I find myself compelled to post when I think someone is wrong, and would change their mind if I post a very clear explanation of my point of view.

Example:

Let's say someone posts "You will need 70% of your salary when you retire." I can't help but to post that someone who makes $200K per year, but only spends $40K per year, is not going to need $140K per year after retiring."

But even if that poster changes his/her mind (unlikely), someone else will post the same idea, and the cycle will continue.

This will be my compromise between a complete cessation of posting and continuing as I do now.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #53
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Does "bacon" fit into both categories?


I never let a thread topic keep me from posting - on topic or not - I just like to post.



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Old 05-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #54
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I think this is a pretty liberal and friendly place and the mods do a good job in policing, as well as posting interesting topics and replying with well thoughtout insights.
+1. I've been disciplined a couple times a few years back and it was justified. I issued apologies and all is forgiven. You can't hold a grudge because some post didn't go your way or if a moderator took you to task for some viewpoint. I find the forum very interesting but more informative than anything. Maybe it's time for a big thank you to the mod's for doing a great job knowing fullwell that you are way overpaid.
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I think this is a pretty liberal and friendly place and the mods do a good job in policing, as well as posting interesting topics and replying with well thoughtout insights.
+1. I appreciate the civil discussion and thoughtful moderation here. Kudos.

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #56
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I've decided to try to avoid posting on potentially controversial topics, such as nutrition and health.
Health and nutrition is an area where you are experienced and informed and bring an attitude of self experimentation. I would hate to see you stop sharing on these topics. Health is like psychology and stock markets- many think they know all there is to know. But if sometimes they are wrong, (or perhaps right, but only in their own individual case), is no reason to stop sharing what you believe.

My sister has diabetes only marginally controlled. She thinks she is slim, and she thinks she eats low carb. But it is only a dream. I shared information with her and with my brother. He turned his diabetes completely around to where his A1C is not even prediabetic, after 35 years of diabetes. Sister continues to get worse. Nothing can be done. In these situations, I comfort myself by recalling that knowledge is less than half of the battle, and maybe to her it is just not worth it. On a personal level, she is much more pleasant than he is.

This is not a criticism of you, it is a request that you keep posting on these topics. Some will learn from you, and use all or part of what you say. (I have learned from you, since I know that whatever you say is based on some personal or published information).

For example, I believe that very few of us could spend 1000 kc/day exercising and not keep weight stable or slowly decreasing. At the same time, in almost 9 months my highest daily output was 952 kc. So I know I am not going to keep weight stable at this point in my life solely on output. Because of this, and also my blood sugar concerns, I find low carb by far the most comfortable and effective method to go along with the level of exercise that I am willing and able to do. But I think that there is no mandatory diet for everyone. Look at all the skinny vegans! Anyway, it is good to have intelligent partisans like yourself to hold up one end of a discussion.

I come here mainly to learn. To keep up my end of the bargain, I think I should post when I have experience or insights or information that bear on the topic, even if my opinion is less popular or well accepted than others. This does not mean that I am wrong, or that I am right, or even that anyone necessarily disagrees with me- they may have me on ignore! people can see things quite differently from me, but that does not make it a disagreement. It only becomes a disagreement when we start a bilateral or multilateral argument.

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I've decided to try to avoid posting on potentially controversial topics, such as nutrition and health.

I find myself compelled to post when I think someone is wrong, and would change their mind if I post a very clear explanation of my point of view...
If I find a post on a topic I consider to be one of my many strengths, I will contribute my POV. However I have no compulsion to argue/defend the position. After all, there are always 2 opposing viewpoints on most topics. I let people take the advice for what they paid for it!

I agree that contentious topics can never be resolved online. So I stay away.
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If I find a post on a topic I consider to be one of my many strengths, I will contribute my POV. However I have no compulsion to argue/defend the position. After all, there are always 2 opposing viewpoints on most topics. I let people take the advice for what they paid for it!

I agree that contentious topics can never be resolved online. So I stay away.
Hmmmm - perhaps more than two. Other than yes or no I agree or don't agree. How about maybe but have you tryed this or that?



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Old 05-19-2012, 02:35 PM   #59
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I've decided to try to avoid posting on potentially controversial topics, such as nutrition and health.

I find myself compelled to post when I think someone is wrong, and would change their mind if I post a very clear explanation of my point of view.
Well I would hope you don't quite posting on controversial topics!

I do like it when people post on those topics even if I may not agree with that person's point of view. I do like to hear the explanation although I may or may not agree with it. But then (perhaps because of my professional background) it doesn't bother me to see two people have strongly held, but differing views on a topic. It is all information to weigh.

What I do want to see is civility in posting another point of view and treating the person with respect even if one disagrees. I have found your posts civil.
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I've decided to try to avoid posting on potentially controversial topics, such as nutrition and health.
Dittoe what the others have said, if you stop posting our collective health IQ will go down immensely. Please keep on doing on.
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