General chatter - Do you ever follow another poster ....




srmb60
02-14-2006, 11:21 AM
... around the boards to see what else they're up to?

When I was newer here, I thought this one poster was just disagreeing with me all over the place. It was quite disturbing. I'd thought I had a few things figured out, could I be that wrong? I then figured out how to 'find all posts by user' and found that they were following a waaaay different eating plan than I was. Whew! I wasn't wrong or daft ... just different.:D


MsCrockett
02-14-2006, 11:26 AM
Ahhhh,... You Are Preachen To The Choir Now Sister, Amen! Been There Too........ Thanks For Posting That,,

VelVeeta
02-14-2006, 12:15 PM
Yep, i have felt like that has happened to me as well. Good post


AquaChick
02-14-2006, 09:51 PM
:D lol....

srmb60
02-15-2006, 10:07 AM
I'm a bit paranoid lately. My eating is soooo bad! I was thinking of removing my fitday link just in case anyone was watching. Maybe I should just add a disclaimer. "please do not try this at home" "results not typical".

almostheaven
02-15-2006, 12:00 PM
Speaking of removing your Fitday link...it's not showing anyway. Is everyone else seeing what I am? Sometimes the signature doesn't appear with a post. Like, I see Susan's signature in her first post, but not her second one. I noticed it on some of my posts too.

BTW, I need to start using my Fitday again, but I'm just too danged busy. Easier for me to keep a pad and pen on the kitchen counter and write down what I eat and track calories there.

srmb60
02-15-2006, 12:49 PM
I think it's an attempt to cut down page load times. If your sig only shows up once per page ... the page loads much faster. Did that make sense?

Meg
02-15-2006, 01:00 PM
Yep, signatures only appear once per page.

There's an easy new way to include a link to your Fitday journal -- go to User CP at the top left of the page. Go to Edit Profile. Partway down the page, under Additional Information, there's a place to type in your Fitday user name. This will put a link to your journal under your avatar, like mine is (but it will only work if you've made your Fitday journal public at Fitday first).

There's also a new place to put in your start/current/goal weights. :D

srmb60
02-15-2006, 01:07 PM
Speak of the :devil: I would follow Meg, Mel and Ilene anywhere!

There's the proof in the pudding gals!

Meg
02-15-2006, 01:10 PM
SF pudding, I hope. :lol:

Speaking of which, have you tried the new Jello SF caramel pudding yet? :faint:

Margarita
02-15-2006, 02:18 PM
I have never stalked or bullied another poster. However, on other forums (never on this one), I've occasionally encountered repeated hostile responses from certain individuals. On those occasions, I have indeed checked out their other posts or "followed them around" (in lurk mode) to see what was going on. In every case, it's turned out that the harasser already had some sort of personality disorder long before I met up with him or her online. Sometimes the mods are willing to ban a bully, but (surprisingly) more often they're not. It depends on the forum.

telemetrynurse
02-15-2006, 03:17 PM
I have never stalked or bullied another poster. However, on other forums (never on this one), I've occasionally encountered repeated hostile responses from certain individuals. On those occasions, I have indeed checked out their other posts or "followed them around" (in lurk mode) to see what was going on. In every case, it's turned out that the harasser already had some sort of personality disorder long before I met up with him or her online. Sometimes the mods are willing to ban a bully, but (surprisingly) more often they're not. It depends on the forum.

Me too!!! I thought I was the only one being targeted by the most sarcastic, rude person on another forum. I checked some of the other posts by this person and discovered that they were ALL rude--IMO. I now think of that person as a verbal sniper---just looking to take out anyone with a mean, sarcastic comment.

I must say, here at 3FC the posters are such WONDERFUL, inspiring, helpful and nice people! :) Fortunately, I've not encountered any snipers here!

telemetrynurse
02-15-2006, 03:18 PM
SF pudding, I hope. :lol:

Speaking of which, have you tried the new Jello SF caramel pudding yet? :faint:

sounds really yummy!!! How about the new Jello SF cheesecake pudding?
yummmmm........

Kim R
02-15-2006, 03:27 PM
I've actually been on a forum where rude behaviour was the norm - and, in spite of forum rules being broken, the moderators did nothing. In fact, one moderator was an offender. (I guess it was a "subjective" thing.) So, I left. No "swan song", just deleted the bookmarked URL and never went back. Life is too short to waste on people who are determined to be mean-spirited.

mom2cole
02-16-2006, 11:00 PM
I just left a parenting board that was soooo "groupy" if you weren't in their little group then you didn't get much support. They would get on instant messanger and make fun of what people were posting on the board and even to the size of other people's houses (they liked to compare houses, cars, rv's Ect). I got tired of it, especially after I figured out the instant message thing.

almostheaven
02-17-2006, 12:25 AM
Yep, signatures only appear once per page.

There's an easy new way to include a link to your Fitday journal -- go to User CP at the top left of the page. Go to Edit Profile. Partway down the page, under Additional Information, there's a place to type in your Fitday user name. This will put a link to your journal under your avatar, like mine is (but it will only work if you've made your Fitday journal public at Fitday first).

There's also a new place to put in your start/current/goal weights. :D
Kewl. I need to go update all my junk then...soon as I got a spare minute. Perhaps in 2007. :D LOL

TribeFan
02-17-2006, 12:01 PM
sounds really yummy!!! How about the new Jello SF cheesecake pudding?
yummmmm........

That pudding is so good! I mix it with FF evap. milk, then place sliced fresh strawberries and kiwi fruit in the bottom of a pie dish, cover with the pudding and top with extra fruit. *drool*

Nori71
02-17-2006, 03:47 PM
I follow you around here, Susan!! Mostly in http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/jamesroland/bag.gif mode - honestly not to be "nosey", but to learn!!;)

srmb60
03-29-2006, 06:48 PM
I'm bumping this thread because I just realised I've been following Wyllen around this afternoon. She's pretty smart.

Nori71
03-29-2006, 10:40 PM
She is!! And super helpful!

Lucky13
03-30-2006, 11:47 AM
Speaking of which, have you tried the new Jello SF caramel pudding yet? :faint:

Yes - it is wonderful! I like to dip a few of those little oreos from the 100-calorie snack packs in there

YUMMY!

veggielover
04-01-2006, 02:58 PM
i like to follow some posters because they say nice motivating things.

srmb60
04-20-2006, 03:23 PM
I'm bumping because I've noticed that some young posters are pretty smart gals about their health. I find that very encouraging.

chick_in_the_hat
04-20-2006, 06:28 PM
I follow you around here, Susan!! Mostly in http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/jamesroland/bag.gif mode - honestly not to be "nosey", but to learn!!;)
I follow SusanB around, too.:encore: ...but mostly I'm gonna steal this smilie and try to figure out how you did it....http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/jamesroland/bag.gif

chick_in_the_hat
04-20-2006, 07:33 PM
I follow SusanB around, too.:encore: ...but mostly I'm gonna steal this smilie and try to figure out how you did it....http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/jamesroland/bag.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/e63/th3am3ric4nidi0t/ththsmile_skin.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/b287/homstar670/Smilies/Stupid.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/y25/TheSteveScene/smilies/notworthy.gif



OK....photobucket rox!!

srmb60
04-20-2006, 08:46 PM
Gina ... you rock! You always crack me up.

sotypical
04-21-2006, 06:44 PM
hmmm about this sig thing only coming up once per page... how come I get a sig everytime? haha maybe my internets is broken! oh dear!!

Heather
04-26-2006, 12:07 AM
I'm bumping this thread because I just realised I've been following Wyllen around this afternoon. She's pretty smart.

LOL! Thanks, Susan! (and Nori!) :o

You know, I found this thread by following YOU around! :)

Actually, I loved this thread and only found it because you linked to it today... and here there were lovely things being said about me and I never knew it!!!

Here's another question for you: do you ever worry that someone you know in real life will find you here and by following you around learn all sorts of details about your life you'd never share in person??

MtaTJac
04-26-2006, 12:12 AM
I follow you around here, Susan!! Mostly in http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/jamesroland/bag.gif mode - honestly not to be "nosey", but to learn!!;)

I am guilty of this! If I find someone who's been particularly nice to me, helpful or inspiring I'll follow them a little bit, just to see how they're doing it! But never to be rude! (And I send them a PM to let them know! because I'm a nerd like that)

Misti in Seattle
04-26-2006, 12:28 AM
hmmm about this sig thing only coming up once per page... how come I get a sig everytime? haha maybe my internets is broken! oh dear!!

I get one every time too... LOL I just hadn't asked why :)

MtaTJac
04-26-2006, 12:33 AM
I get one every time too! But I hadn't really thought about it! (Of course reading this was the first I'd heard about it!)

Misti in Seattle
04-26-2006, 12:35 AM
I get one every time too! But I hadn't really thought about it! (Of course reading this was the first I'd heard about it!)

I've been reading about for quite a while but have never spoken up! ;)

Oh and Wyellen... I found this thread by following YOU here too LOL

srmb60
04-26-2006, 09:21 AM
As to Wyllen's question ... I have sent friends here. I'm pretty transparent. There's not much the folks I know don't know about me.

jillybean720
04-26-2006, 09:51 AM
I don't really follow people around on here--then again, I get into modes where I end up reading practically every thread, so I end up seeing many of the same faces (err, screen names?) around.

I have checked on the "find all posts by user" or whatever for a couple people, but that's typically just if I have a major question about why they said something (for example, someone in Support recently posted about getting negative responses to an innocent question, so I checked her posts to see if I could find the original question she was talking about).

Other than that, there are definitely people I see very frequently--and don't mind doing so! (i.e., Wyllen, SusanB, MrsJim, LLV, Misti in Seattle, and so on...). I have had people PM me before to say they liked my posts or had followed me around--it's quite nice to know you've helped someone :^:

srmb60
04-26-2006, 11:32 AM
There's something about Jilly, isn't there? She just has this special little place in my heart. I'm really rooting for her and sooooo want to see that tracker slide to the right.

LadyFirelyght
04-26-2006, 12:32 PM
Here's another question for you: do you ever worry that someone you know in real life will find you here and by following you around learn all sorts of details about your life you'd never share in person??
I'm so incredibly honest with everyone, I don't think they'd learn anything new if they came here.

Misti in Seattle
04-26-2006, 10:27 PM
I don't really follow people around here either... but sometimes I do look up someone's "name" if they have been friendly, etc., to see how they are doing on their weight loss journey and to watch their tickers move over a bit; also there are certain people who post very encouraging posts, and it blesses me to read them... so I look for them. :) But I just plain check out large numbers of threads LOL.