This thread is a bit of a distraction but if you've had your carbs, sleep, sun, fun and water for the day, feel free to have a bit of distraction reading..
"We just celebrated our first week open on ning.com and I'd like to thank each and every one of you for stopping by.
It is definitely growing into a community to enjoy and be proud of.
The only damper has been a situation that some of you may be aware of involving an ex member named Harley aka DurianRider, a creator of 30bananasaday an 811 LFRV forum.
It has come to our attention over the last few days that Harley (Durianrider) has been making numerous attempts, through fake accounts, to enter this site after being asked to leave and subsequently suspended for posting replies against forum policy.
As some of you are aware, this site cannot be viewed without membership and Harley seems to want to see what’s going on inside. It has been made clear that those seeking his methods for LFRV will be referred to 30bananasaday and are welcome to do so, so we can only assume that he wishes to be here to keep tabs on those who are members of both forums for personal reasons.
He can use information gained here to pass judgment on his own site and can ban members who are on both forums if desired.
Since it will create too much work for the admin to keep on top of these fake accounts being created daily, we are asking that the responsibility be handed to each individual to decide whether they will allow themselves to be judged or bullied in this manner if they belong to 30BAD as well.
As a pre-emptive measure, you can save any valuable posts from 30bananas (if a member) and leave standard (non-ning based) email information for those friends with whom you’d like to remain in contact (but have no desire to join here) just in case.
We apologize to any member who in the future is removed because of something they say or believe in on LFRV, it was never our intention to cause any stress to those who just want to chat to receive daily support for their lifestyle.
We also would never exclude a member who wants to be part of this community for having an account on another ning forum if they want to live and discuss a positive LFRV lifestyle here.
We will do everything we can to make sure the atmosphere here is as open as it can be to allow people to be as open as they need be about their diet and lifestyle.
All discussions about this and Harley in general will close to focus on positive discussions that support well being of all members on this site.
We apologize to anyone who receives this message and is unaware of the situation and is unaffected by this notice.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Your Admin Team :)
Some peeps might say 'Harley, Why bother being on all those forums that ban you over and over?, you've got your own forum, concentrate on that..' And I agree somewhat but I do like to keep my finger on the pulse and be updated with the latest info in this raw circus. I do it so I can relate to people better and therefore reach them more effectively. These days with proxy servers and IP accounts, you can be on any forum you want to. i deleted a stack of members today cos I didnt feel that they were happy here. Giving myself and Freelee trash talk earns an instant Durianrider Sinbin luxury pass. The best thing you can do for someone that doesnt like the party is give them the permission to have a break if they cant decide emselves.
So yeah, thats the distraction for the evening folks. :)
Bottom line, we aint here to win the popularity contest, rather, we are here to see people THRIVE on this lifestyle. Anyone, anytime, anywhere. We are here for people who want to kick ass! regardless of their previous background or dietary choices.
and this is for real???: As some of you are aware, this site cannot be viewed without
they've hidden their forum from the public??!!!
lfrv has gone underground there?
even the rather bizarre gitmr is viewable by the public :D
additionally, this statement seems contradictory: We will do everything we can to make sure the atmosphere
here is as open as it can be to allow people to be as open ...
it can't really be 'open' if it is 'closed'. :D
this is very weird indeed - what are they so worried about?
(assuming this is bella's forum we're talking about. i haven't looked since the very first day it opened and i guess i'm not going to be able to do so in any case. :D :D )
LOL, because anyone who is sane would have the time and energy to keep check of their website's members regarding what else they do in cyberspace. You're not some weirdo stalker - you just want to tell the truth :-)
DR, you appear to lament your being banned from other forums, yet in the same post you talk about how you ban others from your forum? hypocrisy? how much happiness do we need to express to ensure that we are viewed as happy enough to not be banned? this all seems a little silly to me.
Right on DR! I come to this site because I want to hear the truth. To be honest that other forum looks like a bunch of whiners with nothing better to do than spit about others, it's funny because the whole forum seems to be based on high-pitched whining about you, Free and 30bad. You guys must be flattered by all the attention?
Have I missed something?
The only time I've noticed a "problem" is when someone implies one of the following:
-We should be eating animal products
-A 100% low-fat raw-vegan diet is deficient
As this is a forum completely dedicated to thriving on a 100% LFRV diet, why would posts not supporting said lifestyle be tolerated? I'm here to kick-ass (i.e THRIVE) on a 100% LFRV diet...I want the best info I can get on this subject. This site is the best place for finding the best because DR and Free invest so much time maintaining this LFRV site and minimizing the BS....right??
No one's encroaching on freedom of speech, they're just streamlining the info...in my opinion :)