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32 Year Old Soy, Peanut and Tree nut Allergy Survivor Armed With Website and Epi

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Macabre:
My initial post was not the most welcoming.  I apologize. However almost without fail when a new user comes and posts links repeatedly to their site, it is spam.  If it's once, it can be a mistake, but having several initial posts that link people back to your site is what counts as spam here. The "so I can reach more of you" was a red flag for spam.

My snarkiness above was in response to the condescending "I am here to help you" and "I can reach more if you" wording. I bet if you reread that you can see how condescending that would come off?  That also made me think your posts were spam. 

Community members here do read blogs, and as I said elsewhere we refer each other to helpful blogs. And on twitter we certainly tweet links to blog posts that are helpful or interesting and worth pondering.

So I apologize for my rudeness, and I hope you get a sense of where I was coming from and also where we as a board are coming from.   

We welcome new members. Ad we hope they contribute to the discussion and help broaden knowledge of dealing with food allergies.   I do hope you stay now that you are aware of the terms of service (that we have all agreed to). This is an amazing community that has been together for more than a decade, some if us (and we already know we're not alone). We've got a lot to offer and a lot to explore together. 



--- Quote from: Mayashappyplace on January 28, 2013, 02:04:58 AM ---
I started a blog and website in 2009 for people with severe peanut, soy or tree nut allergies. I hope you will all visit and get some use out of it. Its called Maya's Happy Place.  :grouphug:

http://mayashappyplace.blogspot.com/

I know there's not much for us older folk with these allergies, so I also created a Facebook page, Adults With Food-Allergies and Eczema which you will find on my main page. I am also adding a ton of recipes I find all over the internet to my Pinterest page so add me on there as well.  :heart: Lots of goodies for all of you!

I am so happy I found this message board so I can reach more of you! I can't wait to get to know all of you and know you are not alone!  :happydance:

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Mayashappyplace:
Macabre,

I appreciate your kind reply and am truly sorry for violating your site's TOS. (I hope you saw that, Rebekah :grouphug:) Me being caring and trying to help people is really the way I am. I was not trying to sound any way for anything other than offering empathy and info.

It will not happen again. Because I am afraid to violate TOS again (I am a freelance writer so I write on alot of food allergy topics and I recommend them whenever I can all over the place) I will just bow out.

I wish you all the best, I really mean that.  :heart:

Maya 

lakeswimr:

--- Quote from: Macabre on January 29, 2013, 09:57:55 AM ---Wow. I didn't realize I was so needy.  You can stop patting my head now.


Yeah, we all hope we help each other here. HERE.

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I find this response to a new person, even one who wants to get more people to read her personal blog, harsh. 

lakeswimr:

--- Quote from: rebekahc on January 30, 2013, 10:27:16 AM ---So you're not sorry you violated our TOS you're just sorry about our (mis)perception of you? Wow.  :disappointed:

Our commercial rules apply to all who have products, services and businesses related to the allergy community.  Your site isn't a service? The information and support you claim to provide are services, FWIW.  Also, you are soliciting views of your site from our members.  That violates the TOS whether you perceive your site as "commercial" or not.  Plus, regardless of the commercial (or not) nature of your site, it's still link spamming (not to mention rude) to post your link all over our forum.

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I find this rude.  Why does someone have to be 'sorry the violated the TOS'.  Someone might not be sorry and that's OK with me.  They just have to follow the rules or we enforce them.  You could have explained the TOS without being rude.  Just state the facts.  I would recommend stating them politely so that maybe people like this will want to stick around. 

There are many other much more polite ways you could have said the same thing.

lakeswimr:
I found your post condescending, not the OPs FWIW.  I'm sure she did write her blog to help others.  What's wrong with that?  So, you might know more than her.  That's fine.  Then you don't need to read her blog.  Maybe there are some who might benefit from reading it.  I actually think there are some things on her blog that worry me a great deal and hope that she will learn to take more care of herself and be a heck of a lot more careful with her FAs and I would not like seeing others who deal with FAs follow her example on how to eat in a restaurant but that's beside the point.  I think her intentions were good.  Why not given a stranger the benefit of the doubt instead of responding so aggressively?


--- Quote from: Macabre on January 30, 2013, 02:44:18 PM ---My initial post was not the most welcoming.  I apologize. However almost without fail when a new user comes and posts links repeatedly to their site, it is spam.  If it's once, it can be a mistake, but having several initial posts that link people back to your site is what counts as spam here. The "so I can reach more of you" was a red flag for spam.

My snarkiness above was in response to the condescending "I am here to help you" and "I can reach more if you" wording. I bet if you reread that you can see how condescending that would come off?  That also made me think your posts were spam. 

Community members here do read blogs, and as I said elsewhere we refer each other to helpful blogs. And on twitter we certainly tweet links to blog posts that are helpful or interesting and worth pondering.

So I apologize for my rudeness, and I hope you get a sense of where I was coming from and also where we as a board are coming from.   

We welcome new members. Ad we hope they contribute to the discussion and help broaden knowledge of dealing with food allergies.   I do hope you stay now that you are aware of the terms of service (that we have all agreed to). This is an amazing community that has been together for more than a decade, some if us (and we already know we're not alone). We've got a lot to offer and a lot to explore together. 



--- Quote from: Mayashappyplace on January 28, 2013, 02:04:58 AM ---
I started a blog and website in 2009 for people with severe peanut, soy or tree nut allergies. I hope you will all visit and get some use out of it. Its called Maya's Happy Place.  :grouphug:

http://mayashappyplace.blogspot.com/

I know there's not much for us older folk with these allergies, so I also created a Facebook page, Adults With Food-Allergies and Eczema which you will find on my main page. I am also adding a ton of recipes I find all over the internet to my Pinterest page so add me on there as well.  :heart: Lots of goodies for all of you!

I am so happy I found this message board so I can reach more of you! I can't wait to get to know all of you and know you are not alone!  :happydance:

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