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Do you spend more time reading Paleohacks than you do reading any other single site in the entirety of the Internet?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 29, 2011 at 4:43 AM

Me: yes

You: ?

If it is number one, what is number two? (besides email and your primary news source)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on April 30, 2011
at 05:19 PM

im afraid that i agree with melissa on this one. youre the bees knees, kamal.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on April 30, 2011
at 01:58 PM

If there is a thread out there, I probably contributed. I use Livestrong because I can have "friends" on it and we can see and comment on each other's food. Once you get used to finding your foods, it's quick and easy, but it's wiki-based so there are lots of weird misspellings and people that only enter the nutrition information they are interested in. I really only care about calories and fat/protein/carb ratios so Livestrong works fine for me. I've used Fitday and Sparkpeople too.

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(5136)

on April 30, 2011
at 01:37 PM

i see you Jake...

F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe

(1639)

on April 30, 2011
at 06:50 AM

Hello to the supervillan :) Spying on the weather? I can answer it for you without thinking: it's going to be slightly overcast, with a decent chance of rain, and if there's sun, everyone rejoices! (yes, I've lived in Seattle my entire life). Then everyone gets cranky because it's too hot in August. Hot being 100 degrees or so...

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 30, 2011
at 02:27 AM

Do you find Livestrong to be slow/buggy for food tracking? I gave up on tracking towards the beginning of starting paleo, but occasionally put in a day's worth of food in various tracking tools. Livestrong seems to be the most comprehensive web-based one, but nutritiondata has way more nutrients. Hold the phone, I think there's a thread about this out there...

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 30, 2011
at 02:18 AM

Kamal. I fear my adoration of you is becoming creepy, but I don't care. You make me smile. <3

C074eec3b3c0325ef3018a128111823a

(1012)

on April 29, 2011
at 09:39 PM

I see this problem too, to some degree. I think the solution is in the platform. Better / greater / more attentive use of the voting features will help the good Q's & A's to gain prominence.

B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6

(2437)

on April 29, 2011
at 07:59 PM

@Kamal, I agree. Especially when Paleo can be customized such an autoimmune version. Also supplements can help someone get back on track to the point where diet can fully take over.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on April 29, 2011
at 06:02 PM

Mybe we've already answered all the good questions...

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Being a boom bap dinosaur I can relate.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:41 PM

I don't think you'll get lambasted, and definitely not banned. The signal-to-noise ratio is one thing, but to me the more interesting point you mentioned is the whole "Just eat paleo, and everything will work out fine" commentary. It bugs me too. Even paleo for prevention purposes wouldn't be 100% effective, so why would paleo for treatment purposes be so cut-and-dry? This has popped up on several threads, and is rarely ever sourced or explained adequately.

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on April 29, 2011
at 03:23 PM

yeah, but it's like a neglected step-child. I can taste the scorn in their concessions to us "traditionalists."

A0b8c4cc369f93ee987ce15b1bf323fe

on April 29, 2011
at 03:21 PM

+1 here's a karma point! :)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 02:20 PM

I hope you're not kidding about the lolcat! A while ago, I had a cat picture published on there, and it made my week...http://icanhascheezburger.com/2010/10/22/funny-pictures-single-white-female-lolc at/

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 01:09 PM

paleochat.com is available!

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on April 29, 2011
at 12:54 PM

"PREFER THE TRADITIONAL BLOG FORMAT?× Switch to the blog view by clicking" @Gizmodo.com, top right corner.

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(5136)

on April 29, 2011
at 06:05 AM

.paleochat.com?

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(5639)

on April 29, 2011
at 06:00 AM

I would love a non-related forum for this site!

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(5136)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:56 AM

I have a spam email address, but then it almost got cancelled cause i never looked at it... blah blah, what i mean by "a lot of work" is that it seems philosophically tiring to have to think of the great lengths people go to these days to hide their already relatively anonymous tracks in the already impersonal vehicle that is the interweb. "modern life is rubbish"

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:50 AM

I don't find it too much work, and it saves time in the end. Setting up email addresses is really easy, and then you can use certain addresses for certain things. E.g., use one to email documents to yourself for storage, one for anything that's likely to result in junkmail, one is work only, and so on. You can use the same passwords, or similar passwords. Or have multiple addresses forwarded to one account, etc. I thought that was quite common, actually, but despite having 8 email addresses I don't really know all that much about computers.

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(5136)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:40 AM

honestly? that seems like a lot of work.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:36 AM

Why not just set up a new email address for Gravatar and Paleohacks, etc.? I think I have 8 email addresses .... This thread is turning into the late-night chatroom. At least it's related to the website we know and love. Though we really need to get that PH-affiliated forum set up. It's a shame that paleobabble is taken, really. Paleochatter.com appears to be free.

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on April 29, 2011
at 05:30 AM

I have to admit Gravatar scares me a little bit. I guess it's the part about being linked to my email and then them saying your information "can never be fully deleted". Maybe it's really because of my tendency towards verbally scathing drunken rants/posts/emails (much reduced these days), nahhhh.

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(5639)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:30 AM

then when all the commenters were up in arms, they just ignored it. I think they were fully ok with losing almost half of their readers. I wonder what the actual traffic losses were.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:28 AM

Thanks gentlemen. And fortunately for me I get the references, because that means I've seen a really good movie many times.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:19 AM

I just assumed it was a link to Chotchkie's. You need a minimum of 15 badges though.

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(5639)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:18 AM

I think it's for the bloggers to use on their personal websites, sort of like a link back to the PH mother-ship, and an identification badge. "You know the Jews had flair that the Nazis made them wear..."

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:16 AM

Yeah, who exactly was like "Hey, let's put this giant bar on the right hand side of the page. People will love that!"

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:14 AM

What I want to know is does anyone use that "flair" thing (see underneath the avatar on your user page)? Apparently there's some little widget you can take and embed on another website -- maybe on Facebook so that everyone can keep track of your PH reputation score or something? I don't think I get it.

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on April 29, 2011
at 05:13 AM

it really made the site so much less appealing. i almost never look at it anymore, which is a shame, cuz I really loved it.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:09 AM

Dude, I stopped reading Gizmodo for the very same reason!

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5
39a1a0bc7855c084ac59df60fdf9c0dd

(1505)

on April 29, 2011
at 04:21 PM

I used to, but frankly am disappointed with the quality of some of the Q&A's here. I don't understand how some questions - what is our favorite Paleo comic strip, what is our favorite Paleo song or favorite Paleo quote, whether smoking pot is Paleo - have to do with figuring out how to eat and live well and avoid the traps of industrial foods and industrial ways of living. I also find some of the health claims here wild, at least when written with such confidence and surety - telling people with absolute confidence that if they eat a certain way they will surely live a long and healthy life, that every malady from eye pressure to baldness and many others will be cured. Paleo does not heal every ailment.

To me, Paleo is about eating and living in such a way so as to not damage our bodies with industrial food and other hazards. It's true that when we stop putting damaging crap into our bodies they often do amazing things to heal themselves. If I drink arsenic and then stop drinking arsenic, my health will improve. But that doesn't mean if I start drinking Kool-Aid instead of arsenic the Kool-Aid will "heal" me from anything. It means that stopping drinking dangerous crap was bad for me, and now I will improve. Industrial food is, to a lesser extent, poison to our bodies.

I know I will get blasted and downoted for sharing these thoughts, but it just seems to me some of this is veering into downright silliness.

B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6

(2437)

on April 29, 2011
at 07:59 PM

@Kamal, I agree. Especially when Paleo can be customized such an autoimmune version. Also supplements can help someone get back on track to the point where diet can fully take over.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:41 PM

I don't think you'll get lambasted, and definitely not banned. The signal-to-noise ratio is one thing, but to me the more interesting point you mentioned is the whole "Just eat paleo, and everything will work out fine" commentary. It bugs me too. Even paleo for prevention purposes wouldn't be 100% effective, so why would paleo for treatment purposes be so cut-and-dry? This has popped up on several threads, and is rarely ever sourced or explained adequately.

C074eec3b3c0325ef3018a128111823a

(1012)

on April 29, 2011
at 09:39 PM

I see this problem too, to some degree. I think the solution is in the platform. Better / greater / more attentive use of the voting features will help the good Q's & A's to gain prominence.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 29, 2011
at 06:02 PM

Mybe we've already answered all the good questions...

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742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on April 29, 2011
at 02:16 PM

Yes, I am slightly addicted to Paleohacks.

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B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6

(2437)

on April 29, 2011
at 06:10 AM

No, reddit is the internet. There is a subcategory for literally everything from politics to keto to paleo to fitness.

A0b8c4cc369f93ee987ce15b1bf323fe

on April 29, 2011
at 03:21 PM

+1 here's a karma point! :)

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on April 29, 2011
at 04:59 AM

Yes (!) and it's kind of come on strong and fast like a bad spring flu. There's a lot of stuff to be learned here and I'm a bit of an information junkie, particularly when it comes to "personal experience testimony" - because i very much prefer to connect my own dots.

I also dig Pinterest, which is purely visual and largely design oriented, also with a random element that I enjoy.

I'm also spying on Seattle's weather through the Space Needles webcam, because we're planning on moving there, and because spying on a city through a webcam makes me feel a bit like a supervillain (my cat never leaves my lap, so why not?)

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(5136)

on April 30, 2011
at 01:37 PM

i see you Jake...

F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe

(1639)

on April 30, 2011
at 06:50 AM

Hello to the supervillan :) Spying on the weather? I can answer it for you without thinking: it's going to be slightly overcast, with a decent chance of rain, and if there's sun, everyone rejoices! (yes, I've lived in Seattle my entire life). Then everyone gets cranky because it's too hot in August. Hot being 100 degrees or so...

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on April 30, 2011
at 02:18 AM

On a slow day, it's Paleo Hacks for sure, then Television Without Pity.

On a busy day, it's gmail because I have to at least check my email or it drives me crazy.

I'm also on Livestrong a lot, but not actively, it's always open but once I put in my food I'm done for the day.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 30, 2011
at 02:27 AM

Do you find Livestrong to be slow/buggy for food tracking? I gave up on tracking towards the beginning of starting paleo, but occasionally put in a day's worth of food in various tracking tools. Livestrong seems to be the most comprehensive web-based one, but nutritiondata has way more nutrients. Hold the phone, I think there's a thread about this out there...

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 30, 2011
at 01:58 PM

If there is a thread out there, I probably contributed. I use Livestrong because I can have "friends" on it and we can see and comment on each other's food. Once you get used to finding your foods, it's quick and easy, but it's wiki-based so there are lots of weird misspellings and people that only enter the nutrition information they are interested in. I really only care about calories and fat/protein/carb ratios so Livestrong works fine for me. I've used Fitday and Sparkpeople too.

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03281912f1cb9e4e771a8a83af302e3a

(1204)

on April 29, 2011
at 01:31 PM

I have been on here a lot lately. PH is my most visited site on my Chrome homepage, which perpetuates things because I open it up again every time I sit down with my computer before getting to what was actually intended in the first place.

It's getting so bad, that when I'm on other forums I move my mouse to the left of a post looking for a vote button. I think I subconsciously did that on my iTunes yesterday too.

If I start dreaming about PaleoHacks, I'll give myself an intervention.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 29, 2011
at 08:47 PM

I have been focusing on this site as it is a mine of Knowledge with a capital 'K'. Other than this the computer serves as a music player and download machine. I have been refining my lifestyle with great assistance form this site and all of its helpful members. If anyone cares to check out my 'routines' I will post them today(....not to say anyone will...)

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on April 29, 2011
at 02:06 PM

facebook wins for me. gmail. rawstory and/or smoking gun is probably third.

im not including google, or LOLZ CAT.

j/k

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 02:20 PM

I hope you're not kidding about the lolcat! A while ago, I had a cat picture published on there, and it made my week...http://icanhascheezburger.com/2010/10/22/funny-pictures-single-white-female-lolc at/

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 30, 2011
at 02:18 AM

Kamal. I fear my adoration of you is becoming creepy, but I don't care. You make me smile. <3

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on April 30, 2011
at 05:19 PM

im afraid that i agree with melissa on this one. youre the bees knees, kamal.

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1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on April 29, 2011
at 11:49 AM

Yes I do!

  1. Paleohacks
  2. Twitter feed hoping for paleohacks updates
  3. Robbwolf.com
  4. Crossfit-related items

I love the constant updates and information on this site.

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74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:06 AM

My primary website is probably Facebook, but because I have a PH feed on my Facebook page, my next move is to click on over to here. :)

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(5639)

on April 29, 2011
at 06:00 AM

I would love a non-related forum for this site!

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:28 AM

Thanks gentlemen. And fortunately for me I get the references, because that means I've seen a really good movie many times.

Medium avatar

(5639)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:18 AM

I think it's for the bloggers to use on their personal websites, sort of like a link back to the PH mother-ship, and an identification badge. "You know the Jews had flair that the Nazis made them wear..."

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:50 AM

I don't find it too much work, and it saves time in the end. Setting up email addresses is really easy, and then you can use certain addresses for certain things. E.g., use one to email documents to yourself for storage, one for anything that's likely to result in junkmail, one is work only, and so on. You can use the same passwords, or similar passwords. Or have multiple addresses forwarded to one account, etc. I thought that was quite common, actually, but despite having 8 email addresses I don't really know all that much about computers.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:19 AM

I just assumed it was a link to Chotchkie's. You need a minimum of 15 badges though.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:14 AM

What I want to know is does anyone use that "flair" thing (see underneath the avatar on your user page)? Apparently there's some little widget you can take and embed on another website -- maybe on Facebook so that everyone can keep track of your PH reputation score or something? I don't think I get it.

Medium avatar

(5136)

on April 29, 2011
at 06:05 AM

.paleochat.com?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 01:09 PM

paleochat.com is available!

Medium avatar

(5136)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:56 AM

I have a spam email address, but then it almost got cancelled cause i never looked at it... blah blah, what i mean by "a lot of work" is that it seems philosophically tiring to have to think of the great lengths people go to these days to hide their already relatively anonymous tracks in the already impersonal vehicle that is the interweb. "modern life is rubbish"

Medium avatar

(5136)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:30 AM

I have to admit Gravatar scares me a little bit. I guess it's the part about being linked to my email and then them saying your information "can never be fully deleted". Maybe it's really because of my tendency towards verbally scathing drunken rants/posts/emails (much reduced these days), nahhhh.

Medium avatar

(5136)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:40 AM

honestly? that seems like a lot of work.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:36 AM

Why not just set up a new email address for Gravatar and Paleohacks, etc.? I think I have 8 email addresses .... This thread is turning into the late-night chatroom. At least it's related to the website we know and love. Though we really need to get that PH-affiliated forum set up. It's a shame that paleobabble is taken, really. Paleochatter.com appears to be free.

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on April 29, 2011
at 05:00 AM

  1. Gmail

  2. Paleohacks

  3. Facebook

That's somethin! I used to spend alot of time reading and commenting on Gizmodo, but then Gawker changed over to their awful new format, and I rarely look at it anymore. What a mistake.

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(5639)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:13 AM

it really made the site so much less appealing. i almost never look at it anymore, which is a shame, cuz I really loved it.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on April 29, 2011
at 12:54 PM

"PREFER THE TRADITIONAL BLOG FORMAT?× Switch to the blog view by clicking" @Gizmodo.com, top right corner.

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(5639)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:30 AM

then when all the commenters were up in arms, they just ignored it. I think they were fully ok with losing almost half of their readers. I wonder what the actual traffic losses were.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Being a boom bap dinosaur I can relate.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:09 AM

Dude, I stopped reading Gizmodo for the very same reason!

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(5639)

on April 29, 2011
at 03:23 PM

yeah, but it's like a neglected step-child. I can taste the scorn in their concessions to us "traditionalists."

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 29, 2011
at 05:16 AM

Yeah, who exactly was like "Hey, let's put this giant bar on the right hand side of the page. People will love that!"

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on April 29, 2011
at 04:47 AM

No, not really.

Most of my time is spent in my RSS aggregator - Google Reader (where I have feeds for TONS of other health/paleo blogs). Surprisingly, I don't have PH's RSS feed in my reader. Maybe it's because I don't feel I'd get as much out of PH unless I were at the site. And I follow PH on twitter, so I'm apprised of new questions as they happen ;-)

PaleoHacks is probably #2 for me :)

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