I just blocked someone...

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-01-15 10:15:45 -0600
Started 2015-01-13 13:00:26 -0600

If I wanted my head bitten off I would of called my ex..When I post something here I always try to be positive and if I don't have anything positive to add to a conversation I do not add anything..I don't need to be schooled on home to behave or what questions to ask my doctor…I am a grown women thank you..if I ask a question it is because I want an opinion…OPINION…outside of that of a medical professional…Doctors can be great allies when you need them to be..but I dare to say most endo's are not diabetic…they have facts provided to them from pharmaceutical companies, and NOT personal experiences with drugs.. Thank you…rant over…(smile)…

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10 replies

Type1Lou 2015-01-14 15:50:34 -0600 Report

I agree that sometimes members may come off as overbearing. I choose to chalk it up to their "passion" and try to let it roll off…or if I feel really strongly, I vow to ignore their future posts…not always easy though. There are times that I disagree with what has been said and, if I comment and disagree, I try to word my comment so it is not disagreeable. We can disagree without being disagreeable.

GabbyPA 2015-01-14 07:24:45 -0600 Report

That is what we do here in the discussions. Share our opinions and our experiences. I think it goes without explanation that we will talk to our doctors about things, but there is nothing like the insight of another person who is in the trenches with us fighting the same battle. That is what I find most appealing here. We are like friends around the table drinking coffee and sharing stories.

It is sad when some get overbearing. It happens though, even in our physical world, but there we can walk away or punch them out, which ever fits. LOL. Blocking will prevent private messaging, but it will not prevent them from posting in the public spaces on the site in response to anything you share. So if you find someone being inappropriate, you can flag those individual posts and the admins will look at it to see if it needs to be removed.

I am sorry you are having that happen. I hope that the rest of the members on the site will offset that one. There is much good to be had here.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-14 20:56:10 -0600 Report

I am over it…lmao…takes a lot to rile me up…and I tend to forgive and forget very quickly…would help if certain people would ask themselves how THEY would feel if someone replied to them in the manner they were about to reply to someone in BEFORE they posted..

debcox 2015-01-13 21:26:36 -0600 Report

I agree with you totally. I don't know why some people feel the need to go off on a person. I would have blocked the person also.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-13 23:36:21 -0600 Report

It is not so much that she was condescending to me personally…I was just EXTREMELY put off by someone thinking that this site is the proper forum for anything less than support and positive words…I am soooo over it…and actually I am starting to regret blocking her…she obviously is using this as an outlet to appear to be strong and superior…which leads me to believe that she actually is the opposite in her day to day life…(just my back ground in social services speaking)…sometimes when people feel like they have no control in their lives…they try to appear to be superior to others to make themselves feel better about their situation…maybe I am reading too much into it..but yeah I have run across it many times in my career..

RosalieM 2015-01-13 14:23:58 -0600 Report

Hi Jibber,
From the heart. I really like your style as you seem to be up front and real. I really appreciate that. I was at a first time neighborhood gathering on Sunday. A neighbor of mine who I really like, was falling all over herself to please everyone there. She seems to have a need to do that a lot. I wanted to shake her and say it is OK to just be yourself. She was stressed out doing this and I was stressed out watching her do it.
As for me I can only be myself, worts and all. I accept others worts and all when they are real. When people put on a front I can spot it immediately. I don't know how to relate to them. I usually just don't and that is so sad.

Pegsy 2015-01-13 13:14:22 -0600 Report

I agree. Of course I talk with my doctor about EVERYTHING but at times I also like to have some opinions from others and learn from their experiences. Otherwise, why bother coming here? I've made a lot of beneficial dietary changes on the advice given here. I find the real experiences of other diabetics far more valuable than from my doctor or a dietician. I've seen several dieticians and all of them work from very outdated information that sent my glucose soaring high. My doctor also doesn't advise me on my diet. She admits that is not her expertise. She just says to do what I am doing because it works!

I also feel that there are one or two people on here who are out of control with rudeness and I suspect we both blocked the same person, LOL. To disagree with someone is one thing but to "preach" and "scold" is another matter. These members do a GREAT disservice to this otherwise helpful and encouraging forum.

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