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It drives me CRAZY when people have TONS of information in their "goal" section of their log. Some people write novels in there, pictures, poems, you name it. Then if anyone wants to take a look at their actual log we have to scroll down for half a century before we actually get down to the food log only to realize they didnt log at all!!!

Sorry, but I had to vent.

Oh! and another one. People who stand in front of the free weights in the gym to do their lifts. Please, if you are one of these people, back up two steps so that other people can get to the weights you are not using.

Sun. Jan 20, 3:34pm

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Yes - with the free weights! Argh! I know there's a whole thread on gym pet peeves, but I'm saying it again! And I close out logs as soon as I see novellas in the notes section - ADD, I guess! It's great they've got so much to say, I just don't have that kinda time :)

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 3:56 PM

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Yeah, I am smiling and nodding about the novel writers....I was on a team full of them....and sadly enough I usually didn't read their logs ...lost patience with all the scrolling. Felt like all the writing got in the way of really knowing them which probably wasn't their wish.

I am in a group now with someone who BARELY posts (is frequently "on vacation") and has two huge pictures (computer mock ups)....never comments but is present enough to remain "present" for the count. It's weird...kind of like we have this lurker in the group. I never read her logs anymore. She's part of the woodwork.

Guess we all show up here the best we can. Some of the song, poetry, icon, people tend to be pretty serious long timers. Many have lost lots of weight. There are lots of ways of "raising energy" to stay engaged in the process but I wonder if PT would do us all a favor by cutting back the space for some of the daily posting..or at least keep it to text and maybe a counter....and allow the more creative expressions to show up on the profile page where you might read it once or twice and then get on with getting to actually know the person.

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 8:53 PM

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makes me really appreciative of my team! i haven't seen these novels - i suppose it is true fiction since they haven't returned to the site...

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 9:06 PM

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I agree with the novels for goals. I also can't stand when people give advice and its clear they have no real knowledge or facts to back anything up. Why comment on something you know nothing about. Or what about those people who don't even bother to double check what they've written.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 1:04 AM

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I agree. I wish people would keep their forever stuff in their profile section. It's like they like taking up all the space.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 8:36 AM

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Maybe they should just move it to their personal notes, they can see it but its not for everyone else.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 8:48 AM

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I too have stopped reading the logs of people whose goal section is so long that it takes forever to scroll down, I HATE THAT!

Monday, January 21, 2008, 9:59 AM

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I'll take the opposite stance -

I really like it when people put a lot of information in their goals section. That way, I know what they're trying to accomplish, how long they've been trying, whether or not it's been working, etc. It gives a lot of info, and it's usually interesting. That way, when I get to their logs, I know what they're trying to do, and it's easier to leave comments, etc. And I don't have to toggle back and forth from their logs to their profiles.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 10:50 AM

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Which just goes to show that this site is full of different kinds of people, and everyone here should be able to find a group that suits them.

Because the site is first and foremost a tool for fitness, each member should be able to use their log in the way that is most helpful for THEM. Otherwise, what's the point?

Monday, January 21, 2008, 11:00 AM

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I don't mind when the Goal section is a little lengthy with things like a record of their weight loss, their monthly and yearly goals, that sort of thing. But when it's full of trite motivational stuff they copied out of a calendar ("I can do anything I put my mind to", "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels", etc) and then their logs are sparse or comes across as talking a good game without really playing it. Kind of depressing to see the shadow of the inspired person they were once upon a time followed by weeks and months of blah.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 11:03 AM

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