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Unread 12-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #4906
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I think the issues several of us have with the forum is that it's deviated drastically from 'fitness' and features more people talking about how to basically starve themselves 'just enough'. People are giving medical and health advice who have no place to be doing so, people who are encouraging unhealthy behaviors and promoting particular acts that as a whole are extremely detrimental to ones health.

Their most popular thread for like a month was a 'weight loss race'. Weight Loss Races have nothing to do with fitness and promote the participants dropping enormous amounts of weight in extremely short time periods using equally damaging means of doing so. That's incredibly dangerous and can be extremely harmful to anyone who participates in such a thing.

My problem is stuff like this. Not with fitness or weight loss. If that forum was actually about fitness I'd be comfortable posting looking for advice on how to ease back pain. But I know that it isn't about anything vaguely fitness related and I am bothered that Cosplay.com is hosting a forum encouraging people to participate in harmful activities for the sake of being the 'Biggest Loser' Cosplay-style.

Fitness is super great and everyone should have an opportunity to participate in whatever form of fitness they want to regardless of income level or abilities. Sharing advice with others on what particular choices work best for your life is great! Some people want to change their habits and include more activities or better-for-ya foods and people have a right to discuss that. But that forum seems to have little to no moderation going on and as such it's just a barren wasteland of pseudo-nutritionists passing out advice they don't have a place to be doing so. That kind of stuff is harmful and can lead to people being hurt and getting sick through that kind of mentality.

I guess if it came down to what I would like to see happen there is this: More moderation in keeping the forum free of wanna-be doctors, armchair diagnosis, and shoddy nutrition information so that the forum is a healthy place to discuss fitness and weight loss.

Because right now it isn't and I know there are chubby little 13 year old's who go there and read all of this stuff and take it to heart and it's going to hurt them because now they think something is gross and wrong with them and if they don't follow this anonymous persons crackpot nutrition advice they're going to be fat and ugly forever and no one will like them.

I hope that clears things up.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #4907
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Why is it that every guy I meet wants to date me... AM I NOT AN OBVIOUS ENOUGH SHE WOMAN MAN HATER?
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Once upon an evening dreary, while I lurked weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten posts,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a bitching,
As of some one gently pitching, bitching at my chamber door.
`'Tis JasonTerror,' I muttered, `bitching at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #4908
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Why is it that every guy I meet wants to date me... AM I NOT AN OBVIOUS ENOUGH SHE WOMAN MAN HATER?
They look at you and tell themselves "I want a piece of that" and so the cycle of pretend friendship begins until they can drop their invite.

Obviously, you're an irresistible tigress XD
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:36 PM   #4909
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They look at you and tell themselves "I want a piece of that" and so the cycle of pretend friendship begins until they can drop their invite.

Obviously, you're an irresistible tigress XD
Well i thank you for the compliment xD

Don't guys know that jumping in to tigers dens get their flesh rend from their bones? >=I
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While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a bitching,
As of some one gently pitching, bitching at my chamber door.
`'Tis JasonTerror,' I muttered, `bitching at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:37 PM   #4910
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Don't guys know that jumping in to tigers dens get their flesh rend from their bones? >=I
Masochism is a way of a life, apparently.

But you're a big girl, you can shoot them down like a champ
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:39 PM   #4911
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Uh-oh. Now Kildread's gunnin' for you, Red Sox Nation!
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #4912
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Uh-oh. Now Kildread's gunnin' for you, Red Sox Nation!
Fi---- wait no, that one is offensive.

Why did you have to use "gunnin'"???
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:47 PM   #4913
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I got this... *adjusts scope*
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While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a bitching,
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`'Tis JasonTerror,' I muttered, `bitching at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #4914
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I got this... *adjusts scope*
Minty fresh!

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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:56 PM   #4915
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Watch it there BISECTED
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While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a bitching,
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`'Tis JasonTerror,' I muttered, `bitching at my chamber door -
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:57 PM   #4916
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Watch it there BISECTED
Sorry, I'm on the wrong account.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 08:00 PM   #4917
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Watch it there BISECTED
Well that's just mean! I'd never use that pun...

...because I've never heard of that brand of mouthwash.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #4918
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Sorry, I'm on the wrong account.


I don't even know what to think anymore...

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Well that's just mean! I'd never use that pun...


...because I've never heard of that brand of mouthwash.
ONLY BECAUSE OF THAT, now I bet you'll exploit this knowledge
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While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a bitching,
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`'Tis JasonTerror,' I muttered, `bitching at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'
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Unread 12-20-2012, 08:09 PM   #4919
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Actually, I'd have been more inclined to congratulate you for charity work.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 08:11 PM   #4920
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Actually, I'd have been more inclined to congratulate you for charity work.
One upped again, DAMN YOU INSPECTOR GADGET.

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