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8/21/12 10:55 A

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Never crossed my mind that there would be porn mixed in with the candy sites. I just read the top line and clicked on it. I was having a really good time up until then. By the way, the M&M site is really cool. LOL.

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8/21/12 1:51 A

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Oh Morticia!!! That was f-u-n-n-y!!! Made me laugh out loud! We live and learn, huh??
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8/20/12 9:30 P

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When we first got the internet I didn't know anything about it. My son taught me how to do a search and i did a search for "candy" and clicked on the links in the list as they were listed. It taught me a good lesson - you pay for being a obese candy pig. I was loving the M&M sites and such until I pulled up Candy the prostitute and as it slowly loaded I was trying to figure out what I was looking at. LOL. It was bad! When I figured it out I tried to shut it off but it threw up hundreds of porn pictures and when I tried to get rid of them it threw up more. The task bar was full and I panicked. I was shaking and shut the computer off. You will love this part. When my hubby got home he was using the computer and I heard him go into my son's room and say, "There will be no more of the porn crap, bud." LOL. My son looked shocked and denied it and I had to tell hubby sheepishly, "It was me." LOL. He said, "What!!??" I told him what happened and he said, "You idiot!!!!" He told me how to look at the url and I got a lecture about how certain words in it were dead giveaways. He enunciated each funky word for me and they were really bad. LOL. I was reamed. Jeez. I get it! LOL. emoticon

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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8/20/12 7:11 P

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ROFL too funny!

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8/20/12 7:02 P

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I would be TOO EMBARRASSED to even describe some pics I've seen on Spark emoticon

Does anyone remember watching Oprah, I think it was her 50th B-Day show... She wore an all white/cream blouse, pants and corset belt type thing... it was beautiful. Well I wanted that corset belt thing for my eldest daughter (she's 38) I googled for the clothing/accessory item and what showed up on my screen... my god I have nightmares about it!

My computer is set to filter adult content, it doesn't do a very good job of it.

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8/20/12 4:48 P

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I can't help myself, GF. LOL. You and I know I should probably keep my mouth shut and keep things like this to myself but some of these pictures almost cause my teeth to fall out and I don't have dentures. LOL. to me I would much more worry about someone being practically nude than how something is worded. I know nothing about running a website though. I can barely boot up my computer.. To be honest I never noticed the like buttons at the top of the page either until you mentioned it. LOL. I just learned what they were and how to use them on facebook. I'm still trying to figure out Facebook.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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8/20/12 2:38 P

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KIERAE I've met a few others too, maybe someday we'll meet too. I could throw a rock to Kingston ;-)

Morticia you crack me up gf (I know I too am a little behind on opinions of the newer generation).

A few years back I entered a contest (I wanted votes, even though vote count wasn't a factor in being selected to win (dental care) and that was how I found out about no asking for votes.

Re-reading the link Tanya sent I noticed I broke a rule in one of my comments. Members (nor coach's) are to post anything sent in a spark message, I had no clue of that one.

Well good grief, how are any of us to understand a coach's INTERPRETATION of Sparkpeople guidelines, if we don't show the message, so many minds might try to figure it out together, or at least get an idea of what the powers that be actually want.

As this one here stands, it seems to me, 'censorship for the fun of it.'

Also against the guidelines, the person who reported my post: the original one here in this forum/this topic, according to the rules should not have done so.

As far as I can tell It's perfectly o.k. to ask friends to click a like button.

There will always be those people who have nothing better to do then try to create an 'issue' where there was none, and I have no desire to try and figure out their (IMHO warped) thinking.

I didn't even know there was a Like button at the top right of these thread pages, I noticed it for the first time yesterday.

I have no desire to break guidelines, seriously, *rolls her eyes*

This thread can be closed or removed. A new thread on spark guidelines would be a better place to discuss this if people wish to. I'm kind of burnt out on the topic at present.


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8/20/12 1:10 P

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Very cool you two got to meet Shawn! I have met several online acquaintances but I honestly don't think I have met any Spark buddies. emoticon

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8/20/12 1:09 P

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I think most of us who have been here a while have broken some rule or another. I hate that you can't post an article in it's entirety with a url. I guess they have their rules for a reason though. It would help if they would explain more thoroughly why the rules are in effect. I see things that seem a lot more troublesome on the site than most of the rules that are broken. Like pictures of people that are too revealing. They are obviously in their underwear and showing way to much skin but I'm old and realize my opinions may not mirror those of others. LOL.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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8/20/12 7:28 A

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Shawn: I am sorry your blog was removed. It get confusing here sometimes.

I have been asked to post Like on another team so the team gets more recognition. Nothing was done to that blog.

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8/19/12 1:55 P

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Kierae that is way cool!

You know GOANNA? She lives in Australia and was in Canada for a reunion, she ferried down from Victoria and I drove up to Port Angels to collect her from the ferry. She stayed with me for four days, she's a living doll & we had a blast! I have reg and video blogs of her visit to our part of the world:

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We could've picked you up for a girls night out!

We're such a small area, very few sparkmembers on the peninsula. There is no activity in the two spark Kitsap teams. If the Kitsap Sun would do a story on sparkpeople, we might be able to find each other for physical activities, anything physical, even if it's just walking.
I have had people become upset when I tell them about sparkpeople, they think I'm insulting them (round about way of saying they're fat?) I always emphasize it's health site, I may need better people skills...lol

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Shawn! Girl I am in Kingston and didn't know you were local - how cool is that!

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8/17/12 5:02 P

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Look at the top right of this threads page... See the Facebook LIKE button?
It seems 3 people have now clicked it, and I'm not one of them.
Would this whole thread be wiped out if I asked for it to be clicked?
I have no idea... and now I don't dare.

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Morticia, ask the right person to find out, that person is not me.

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8/17/12 4:38 P

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Sometimes they remove your blogs too as I go to some that are missing as I'm usually slow to get to them. I wonder if they can see your page if it is private. Is it really private?

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Well Morticia if sparkpeople has started removing spark pages, maybe it's time we all make our pages private, remove all but our closest friends, so we're not infiltrated and our presence wiped out by those with unlike minds.

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Lynda thank you. It seems a local restaurant is now brewing Kombucha tea and they have it on the menu. This happened to interest our local newspaper "The Kitasap Sun". They hired a freelance writer to do a story on this.

I happen to brew kombucha tea and I GIVE it away to my friends and neighbors, as I do with Kefir grains, I make my own sauerkraut, and other fermented foods/drinks full of probiotics which have served me well. I like to share what I have and talk about nutrition and health.

This writer found me through one of my blogs, one offers kefir grains, one offers Kombucha and one is on the trials and tribulations of owning an old home and trying to keep up with its needs when you're a retired female like me (My Darling Dump) see link in my signature below).

That facebook "LIKE" button winds up many places you are on the internet, it's even on on sparkpages, the pop up thingy at the bottom of pages and blogs, I didn't put them there!

Here is a copy of the spark message I received titled "NOTICE":

"One of your posts was REPORTED and REMOVED for VOTES which is not permitted as outlined in our Community Guidelines www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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n_articles.asp?id=349

After reviewing the guidelines, please make any necessary edits to your Sparkpage, signature line, blogs, or posts that may not comply.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping the guidelines in mind as you post in the future and good luck with your goals.

Coach Tanya "

What I exactly said was would my friends click my "facebook like button" For no reason other then I was put in mind of it due to the interview. I have also asked my friends on facebook to click the sparpeople's like button, see: https://www.facebook.com/SparkPeople
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Sparkpeople as most are aware has incorporated facebook posts and pretty much everything with facebook,
Here is coach Nicole's page: https://www.facebook.com/TheCoachNic
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I certainly DID NOT ask for votes. Clicking the like button has absolutely no advantage to me, so I'm not upset in the least, nor am I taking this personally.

I'm just putting "Out There" (here) what transpired. As a learning tool if nothing else. However again as I mentioned earlier, I personally am always quite curious as to why a post has been removed, so I thought others may be curious too ;-)

I have seen many coaches ask to have a "Like" button clicked, and I have clicked them along with sparkpeople's like button. I have asked my friends to do the same and never received a spark message notice for those.

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8/17/12 9:19 A

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I missed the post and clicked on it today and got an error message. I'm getting those a lot lately so sparkpeople must be getting rid of a lot messages and members too because some of them are for sparkpages.

It is so cool that you got interviewed. Our local T.V. station has a health segment but it's terrible. Mostly from Men's Health Magazine and their "Eat This And Not That" crap.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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8/17/12 2:05 A

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Congratulations for being chosen for an interview - what an honor! I don't know exactly what you said in your original posting but it's my understanding that SP doesn't remove posts just on the basis of a complaint.

In other words, if I posted something that offended you and you either clicked on the 'inappropriate posting' link or contacted SP about what I said, they would not just take your word for it - they would analyze what I posted and either remove it or contact you about your complaint to explain why they didn't agree. I'm pretty sure they also have some sort of automated analysis software to identify postings that might violate the guidelines so if you said something like 'please click on this link,' the software might have self-identified the posting. I don't have any personal inside info regarding SP but I know a lot of sites do use that sort of automated analysis.

Anyway, sorry this whole thing occurred and I hope you don't take it so personally - it sounds like it was just some sort of rule-interpretation and apparently asking for facebook likes is the same as asking for votes. I think most of us don't really understand the reasons for many rules, not only here on SP but just rules in general sometimes don't make sense to me, but I don't think it was anything personally against you.
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I'm sorry I missed it and did not read it before it was removed-sounds to me like you had very good intentions emoticon

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I was wondering myself what had happened. Thank you for the explanation.

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Hi Linda, Thanks, it's o.k.

I thought an explanation might be appropriate/appreciated. I know I always wonder why certain posts disappear ;-)


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So sorry, Shawn. I can't imagine what someone was thinking. I had a suspicion some sort of censorship was involved in my not being able to access your post. Too bad I was right.

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I was just interviewed by a freelance writer (Terri Gleich) on assignment with our local paper "The Kitsap Sun" in regards to Health. I was found via one of my blog sites.

I received a notice from spark coach Tanya that we are not allowed to ask for votes.

I haven't asked for votes, just the clicking of a facebook like button, for no reason other then i thought about due to the interview. I don't sell anything. My local neighbors come by and I freely share what I can with them and visa-versa.

The interview was on health I spoke highly of sparkpeople, in hopes of the reporter doing a story on this site.

Very sorry to whomever it was on this team that I offended so grievously they felt compelled to complain and have my post removed.

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