Put on Notice by SparkPeople
Monday, February 03, 2014
So, it seems my posts about the fundraiser set up by my daughter offended someone and broke SparkPeople rules.
That was never the intent. If you know me, I never seek to offend, break rules, or cause discord. I'm a Spark Team Leader. I'm a motivator, and generally a pretty gosh darn good person, if I do say so myself. I was raised in a world where, should someone take offense or see a wrong that needs righting, that person should approach the offending party in a kind and friendly manner and try to get it rectified. I guess I live in a different world.
I am hurt, and I am embarrassed. And yes, I am a bit angry. After all of these years being a leader and avid Sparker, I get the following Official Notice in a sparkmail from a Spark Coach:
One of your blog posts was reported for promotion of
****I removed the links in the Spark Mail so as not to get in trouble yet again*****
These actions are not permitted as outlined in our Community Guidelines www.sparkpeople.com/resource/m
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping the guidelines in mind as you create user generated content in the future and good luck with your goals. We did not remove your blog but need to ask that you edit it to remove the promotional content.
End of message.
I do apologize if my adding the links to the fundraiser, the facebook page that was set up for me, and to the article written about me in the examiner (removed it because the article has a link to the fundraiser and I don't need to be further chastised) caused someone to either be offended or feel they had to run to the authorities, or both. If I ever do anything remotely offensive or wrong on this site again, I do hope whoever you are will feel you can approach me first, the way grown up folks do with one another. That's all I ask. Thank you.
As always, I love you all. Never give up. Never give in.