NOW what did I do?
Friday, December 06, 2013
Apparently in one of the several message board posts I made this past Monday I violated Sparkpeople's terms by giving dietary advice. I have no idea what I did or where this post is. I sent a message immediately asking for specifics and my message was ignored. I'm waiting for a reply to my second request for clarification. In the mean time, I sit here like a chastened child afraid to post anything for fear of violating policy.
Ever have one of those petty friends in elementary school that would get mad at you and when you asked why she'd say "You know what you did and if you don't I'm not telling you?"
Yeah. I'm feeling like that right now.
So if anyone of you few that happened to notice my return also happened to see me give unsolicited dietary advice to someone, could you let me know when and where? I'm really confused by this because I try to avoid telling people what they should do. And how many times has someone posted something asking for other Sparkers advice? Isn't anything that follows assumed to be advice? So if someone asked what other people thought about their plan and I commented, which I often do, was I inadvertently giving dietary advice? And even if I did, I'm pretty conservative about diet philosophy so if I passed on advice I've read was it anything you can't find in 5 minutes of reading introductory Spark articles? Do I have to qualify EVERYTHING I do or say on Spark as "this is what I think but I'm not a professional" or "I've read in this article (citation to follow)?"
I'm confused and hurt. If you don't see me back on Sparkpeople, you'll know why.