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Can people stop with the rudeness on this site!

Commented on March 28, 2014
Created March 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Yesterday I posted a question asking for some tips on how to help my sister get some better snacks into her diet & I was inundated with abuse & basically told to find out from other sites.

One person told me I should find out more about paleo before I visit this site.

I just wanted to express my anger at this & encourage people to stop being so unhelpful.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING POSITIVE TO SAY ABOUT POSTS, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!

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on March 28, 2014
at 03:59 PM

That's true, it would have been a much better way to phrase the question that would have yielded better results...damn I would have had a long list for that one.

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on March 28, 2014
at 03:53 PM

Then maybe ask "What are some high protein snacks?" without any mention of your sister or anything else. We tend to read between the lines and find out what the root cause of a problem is and help with that.

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on March 28, 2014
at 03:53 PM

I get your frustration, it can sometimes be a lot to handle on here lol. But don't feel bad, you certainly haven't failed your sister, you care about her health and that's what demonstrates that you definitely have not failed her. If she eats unhealthy then she has failed herself (we are personally responsible for our bodies and actions). Ultimately, you know her best since you are close to her, so the list of goodies might be best determined by you, not us. And I also have a little brother, who happens to have Crohn's disease by the way, so I empathize with your situation.

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on March 28, 2014
at 02:35 PM

I know, I was probably being overly sensitive when I read all the messages but couldn't help but feel attacked n like i'd failed my sister. Probably being too defensive. I just expected people to post a list of goodies she would be interested in & didn't get the answer I wanted.

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on March 28, 2014
at 11:05 AM

Yes but I'm not asking the forum to solve my sisters 'deeper problem' I was just hoping to get some useful information out of a bunch of people who may have some actual advice for me. Not to be told that I need to change my sisters life. That's something I'm trying to do myself, as believe it or not, I'm quite clued up on paleo, but she doesn't like a lot of foods & didn't ask for that advice.

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on March 28, 2014
at 11:02 AM

No your comment was one of the actual helpful ones & not patronising :)

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Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on March 28, 2014
at 12:51 PM

Was I rude? Sorry if it sounded that way. It's kind of hard to express emotions through text as talking is much easier to judge as being hostile or calm. No rudeness intended but sometimes writing can seem a bit upfront and direct whereas talking can be subtle even when the same exact things are being said. It's all about how you read into it. Anyhow, it's the internet, you have to expect at least a few trolls here and there, it's a fact of life...

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on March 28, 2014
at 02:35 PM

I know, I was probably being overly sensitive when I read all the messages but couldn't help but feel attacked n like i'd failed my sister. Probably being too defensive. I just expected people to post a list of goodies she would be interested in & didn't get the answer I wanted.

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on March 28, 2014
at 10:46 AM

I've read the post, and actually you weren't innundated with rudeness. While it's true that you asked about snacks, you should attempt to take the answers more seriously and get your sister real meals instead of just snacks.

A bunch of high protein snacks isn't going to fix your sister's lifestyle. There's a deeper problem that must be addressed.

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on March 28, 2014
at 11:05 AM

Yes but I'm not asking the forum to solve my sisters 'deeper problem' I was just hoping to get some useful information out of a bunch of people who may have some actual advice for me. Not to be told that I need to change my sisters life. That's something I'm trying to do myself, as believe it or not, I'm quite clued up on paleo, but she doesn't like a lot of foods & didn't ask for that advice.

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on March 28, 2014
at 10:45 AM

my apologies if my comment was perceived as rude. I was simply asking for clarification as your question and answer was seemingly contradictory.

Perhaps searching for snack ideas would be a better option: http://paleohacks.com/topics/snacks.html

One thing is clear though -- more protein is not the answer. Your sister needs to see a doctor.

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on March 28, 2014
at 11:02 AM

No your comment was one of the actual helpful ones & not patronising :)

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