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Are we losing the plot?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by AndBreathe, Oct 6, 2014.

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  1. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Would something like a suggestions box help?
    I suggested this idea 2 years ago ...

    A place where members can place their ideas to help
    and support others .
    Make a suggestion for ADMIN/MODS to consider .

    If a particular idea from any member is/was doable and would help within the forum .
    Then the admin team could approach the software teams here .
    To implement these into the forum .
     
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  2. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Anna and @janewatt - Although not rejecting or challenging anyone, my thoughts were around trying to find a simple way of feeding back/making suggestions or whatever which doesn't just go to one person who could, for instance be on holiday/off sick or whatever. I don't know what happens at 9pm, say, when someone hits the Report button; whether it goes to everyone (in which case, poor old Jane has quite a backlog to clear!), or whether there is some form of Mod admin area login that lets moderators present see what's being reported. In fact, I don't even know if there is any sort of cover rota or if we're free wheeling for significant periods. (Sorry for the brain dump.)

    I'm not necessarily asking for answers to those things, but just trying to illustrate my thinking. If there was a button, perhaps near the Watch and Thread Tools buttons, with an apt title it could work?

    Thanks again everyone for participating in this thread. I didn't think for a moment we'd have many responses, never mind well over 100. It shows we care.
     
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  3. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Thanks Kat for explanation up further....I must be blind too!! cos when I see a heated debate I just think two relevant experiences of individuals, it all about what works for you.

    Eg.. Some people alter basals 1hr before a wrong reading, me I'm 2 and 3 hours... We do what's right for ourselves... A newbie to pumps may well then try 1 hour alterations.. If not work for them, then they may remember what works for me... Doesn't make either one of us wrong...

    I think it all our own personalitys and characters... I do just try and think "would I create uproar in a workplace or lose my real life friends if I say xxx, xxxxxx, does it help the OP?

    Again all individuals so unlikely to get everyone happy with this post.. Bit like the Clegg clan today arguing on airport expansion!!
     
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  4. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    No problems DD I am for the individual person .....that to has been my life's career , not going to,change now...best wishes Kat
     
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  5. Giverny

    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    I'll look in to a way of facilitating this. In terms of programming, this is fairly ambitious but I'm relatively sure it's possible.
     
  6. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Thank you.
     
  7. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    If the member was bullied then they should have reported the offending posts rather than leave, no one should feel that they have to leave the forum because they follow a particular diet, everyone here has found a diet that best suits their own needs and controls their diabetes well, that is all what matters..........

    But members do come and go for a variety of reasons and all personal to themselves, that doesn't mean the forum is broken, it's just the nature of forums and it would be impossible to structure the forum so that nobody ever left. As said, if people feel they need to complain about a post or an individual then they should take it up with a member of the Moderation or Admin Team, the option is also there to ignore the post/member/thread or put them on your ignore list, there's plenty of options available without resorting to walking away.
     
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  8. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    I agree, we also need to remember that too much info all at once can be too much to deal with, and be discerning about how to respond to a newbie post. Especially daunting if we miss the point of a query and answer a question before it has been asked. The relevant info can easily be lost that way.
     
  9. Brunneria

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    I'm sorry, but reporting one case of bullying is not what this thread is about. IMO

    I've nearly left this forum twice now. Both times it was because individual posts or threads broke the camel's back. It wasn't the individual case. It was that there had been far too many similar incidents which combined to overload. I suspect that happened to the person who left.

    And MANY regular helpful generous posters have left in the time I have been here.

    @zand may agree with me on this, but I don't want to put words in her mouth.

    I am more than capable of dealing with attacks/disagreements/silliness aimed at myself.

    What gets me down is when I see some poor newbie thread swamped by diet fundamentalism and bickering. Or the same people post irresponsible advice in thread after thread.

    Each time I have nearly left, I have taken a break instead, then concentrated on greeting newbies for a few days, and hung out on the silliest threads I can find in the Chat section for a while. But I'm not prepared to do that any more.

    I'm going to be using the REPORT button more (you are all witnesses that @Giverny encourages this!) and when I see a post that I think is inappropriate, I will be speaking up.

    I have no expectation that the offending poster will take any notice of me, but maybe the poor newbie will realise that they don't have to listen to that plonker's advice.
     
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  10. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There are things that have gone on behind the scenes in the past that have made me "appear" bitter on here despite me joining here 3 years ago as a clueless newbie who didn't know what a carb even was and who trusted everyone and that I have evidence of if need be so in my opinion things are not perfect here so more transparency and changes do need to be made..-I'm no saint and I've made mistakes that I admit but some of the things that have happened are not fair or impartial in any way and it needs addressing.

    Edited due to negative remarks regarding staff.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes @Brunneria I do agree with what you are saying. It's the answer I would have given myself if I had had the energy to reply.
     
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    Paul24 Type 2 · Member

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    When I was first diagnosed the information I received from my GP was laughable, but the help I received here was fantastic.
    Then it started to feel like people where trying to get me to use there diet and did not value other peoples opinions so I did not post as I felt intimidated by there attitude
     
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    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    There was a thread I created several months ago on a sad button, but people misread it as an abuse and not that it makes my mood sad. In the end it was decided like is probably good enough
     
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  14. Did you put your idea in a suggestion box? :confused:
     
  15. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Hi that is sad , but you are not alone ..it has happened to others as well ...glad to see you still here ..with the confidence to post ...take care ...
     
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    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Aren't sheep eye candy?:facepalm:
     
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