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What do you do w/unwanted teammates

Other than politely asking someone to find a group that is more suitable to their needs, what does one do when a group has been outlined with very specific guidelines and the people who join that group are not willing to follow the guidelines?

Sun. Jun 10, 6:51pm

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It depends on the guideline, is it because they don't have the finances and sort of do it the best way they can or is it that they just don't want to do it. We have a group member that isn't hardly logging, but we don't know what she's going through so we don't judge, we figure that when she ready, she'll get on board. As long as I'm doing my part and losing, that's all I can do besides continue to encourage.

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 7:54 PM

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No, it has nothing to do with the guidelines being out of reach - and if they had read the guidelines why would they have joined that particular group if after reading the guidellines/goals of the group they knew they couldn't participate? It sure doesn't make sense to me....if the group you join does Yoga and you don't do Yoga, why would you join?????? There are pages and pages of groups to join, why would't they pick one that meets their needs instead of taking up space in a group that you know is not for them?

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 8:31 PM

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People see things in vary differentways I think. Obviously if it says for yoga, and you dont do yoga, that is a different story here. I have seen a lot of groups that appear to be what I think they are and aren't really. But, there are many diets out there and many different ways of giving and receiving peer support and motivation for people. I think it depends on the specifics that you put in the group profile and how specific you are as to what kind of people you are going to get that join your group. For example, what might be considered "a large quantity of weight" to some, might be 40 lbs. To others, it might be 100 lbs. For others, 20 lbs might feel like a lot.

Remember... people come from different backgrounds and weigh all different amounts, but can be supportive as well. We are all here for the same common goal of losing weight and changing bad patterns.

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 8:47 PM

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I had this same problem when I had a group specifically for vegetarians, and everyone who joined ate fish. It was really, really irritating, so I ended up just deleting the group.

Right now, I'm on a team with a girl who eats absolutely nothing and works out for more than two hours a day. I'm starting to log on Traineo just to get away from the ridiculously unhealthy attitudes of some of the women on this site.

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 11:26 PM

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i dont have that in any of my teams or groups

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 11:33 PM

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How do you delete a group?

Monday, June 11, 2007, 8:13 AM

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When I "deleted" mine, I just stopped logging for a few days and everyone started leaving the group, when I was the only one in it, I made it private.

Monday, June 11, 2007, 11:14 AM

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maybe someone would like to learn more about the benefits and practice of yoga, so that person joins a yoga team. if the person stays beyond any obvious signs that he/she knows little about yoga, wouldn't you guess that the person is benefitting from being in the group anyway?

Monday, June 11, 2007, 11:22 AM

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11:22: these groups are supposed to be filled with people of like mindedness and similar goals, not "onlookers". If someone wants to learn about the benefits of something like Yoga, they should read a book or attend a class then be prepared to participate in the groups activites BEFORE joining.

Monday, June 11, 2007, 2:16 PM

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um, oh. i thought support meant teaching, advising, offering tips and constructive criticism, all-around aimed at helping our peers attain their goals. maybe the next time you start a group, or maybe you can edit the current group's details, you should be specific about the fact that you only want people like yourself, who have the same goals and know the same things you already know, who don't expect to learn from or teach anything to you. "these groups are supposed to filled with....."according to what standard? some groups are not filled with people who are all alike. some groups actually seek out a diverse bunch to offer experiences from many viewpoints.

Monday, June 11, 2007, 2:23 PM

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