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Why are there so many people on this website that are so negative, cranky and totally rude to others? This is supposed to be a site for motivation, health and fitness. Stop being so negative and stop putting down other people that don't have your view! Open your mind!

Thu. Sep 27, 8:46pm

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I've been a member since early July and I've definitey noticed, and have been shocked by, the blatent rudeness on this site. I used to post regularly on a different message board where we all had a certian breed of dog in common. I stopped visiting that site because of the extreme nastiness and negativity there too.

Unfortunately, I think it's a statement on the world today: People aren't very nice to eachother. Also, the fact that posts are completely anonymous (as opposed to showing our user name) encourages people to be a little more reckless with their comments.

Thursday, September 27, 2007, 9:15 PM

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Ignoring the ignorant is key.

Friday, September 28, 2007, 12:51 AM

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People depriving themselves of the foods they love are naturally cranky!!! Yes, all the damn time!!!

Friday, September 28, 2007, 1:25 AM

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to poster 1:25, not everyone on this board is here because of weight loss, some are here to track workouts and maintain.
So we can assume from your comments that only the dieting people are hateful?

Friday, September 28, 2007, 11:50 AM

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i agree that the asumption is incorrect. i have not deprived myself of any foods i love. i sometimes bet a bit b*tchy when i read a comment that reeks of stupidity. i know it's just my opinion that makes me perceive the comment that way, that it is not a FACT that the comment is stupid, but i get rattled anyway. i try to keep myself in check, and sometimes feel like i am, only to read a response that asks "WTF?" about what i've shared. it's not intentional, just like in real life. i think people with strongly-held opinions who suddenly found an outlet to express them on topics ranging from foot odor to maintaining a weight-loss are excitied to just spout off. that's my story, anyway.

Friday, September 28, 2007, 12:01 PM

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No, 11:50, a lot of the rabid skinnies on this website seem to enjoy spitting venom at those of us here for weight loss. Self-image? Eating disorder-based food deprivation? Take your pick.

Friday, September 28, 2007, 1:04 PM

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yikes. looks like we've got a live one, folks!! is there a reason that you're being so rude, 1:04??

Friday, September 28, 2007, 1:58 PM

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1:25 - if you're cranky because of the food plan you're on, you need to get a new one. I've been 'dieting' (lifestyle change!) for 3 months, and am not cranky at all. Sometimes I get craving something, but I find a small portion size substitute, or just give in and have some and then move on. More importantly, I'm 30 lbs down, feel better and have more energy, am happier when I look in the mirror, and don't feel as dependent on having certain foods to make me happy. Why would this make me naturally cranky?

Friday, September 28, 2007, 2:03 PM

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What's rude about my 1:04 comment? I've seen threads where someone is called a fat lazy porker or similar by a poster who didn't like hearing that there was something wrong with wanting to be 110 lbs at 5'11". I think it's valid to refer to that person as a "rabid skinny", and it constitutes an example of thread crankiness from someone other than unhappy fat folks. I was being blunt and colorful, but not rude. If I suggested that you check a dictionary before using words you don't have a full grasp of, that might be a little rude.

Friday, September 28, 2007, 2:27 PM

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methinks you have a skewed self-image. you are rude in the your tone, your explanation and your message.

Friday, September 28, 2007, 2:32 PM

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