Stupid People

By soldierswife Latest Reply 2010-06-28 16:05:30 -0500
Started 2010-06-21 11:17:15 -0500

How long will they allow the trash that person is posting all over the place? I'm really at my witts end with it already! How is it that if you click on their page it takes you to your own?

46 replies

Katsarecool 2010-06-28 03:34:46 -0500 Report

I am sorry to hear that even a site concerning a serious health issue and the support which is needed would be invaded by rude, nasty and insensitive people. I am new here and have been made to feel so accepted, given such kind words and support; nothing like this would induce me to leave. And I also take a stand against this type of behavior by reporting abusive posts. So carry on my new friends.

Nancy Ann

soldierswife 2010-06-28 10:48:52 -0500 Report

oh..I would never leave this site! I was just ready to track their ip number myself and find out who they were! The mods here do great taking care of this and I dont see it happening again, and if it does it will be short lived as they are right on top of it!

Richard157 2010-06-26 22:06:41 -0500 Report

I am one of six very active moderators on another site. Anyone who makes even one post like the ones made by this individual, is banned immediately. Then he/she is unable to ever post on the site again.

soldierswife 2010-06-27 08:24:03 -0500 Report

I was impressed with how quickly it was resolved! Thank you all for your concern and support! This is the most amazing site I have ever been on!!!

Steeveen 2010-06-24 17:34:17 -0500 Report

I'm coming on here to say that I personally know the guy who trolled this site. Yes, he does have Diabetes, and one of our teachers told him about this site (Small world!). My friend, who's name would rather not be said, decided to have some fun and put people down. I didn't have anything to do with this, but I think its not okay. I thought when he said he was going to "mess around", I thought he would make up weird names and stuff. Not the case. I logged on and saw just nasty, horrible things on people's pages. It was just cruel.

I've come to say that I've spoken to him about this, and showed him the response that you people have made, and he said he didn't want to hurt anyone.

Again, I have nothing to do with this, but if he won't apologize, someone has to.

MAYS 2010-06-24 17:54:57 -0500 Report

Thank You, (for being the bigger person), although it doesn't excuse the behavior of your friend's actions.

Diabetes, as with other chronic diseases, is very serious and such a delicate subject to many, if not all, diabetics.

Your apology is such a noble gesture, however it would mean so much more if it had come from the creator of the confusion.


soldierswife 2010-06-24 18:28:13 -0500 Report

that means a lot, however, that would in no way be your fault!! How awesome of you to take a personal stand like that though!!

RAYT721 2010-06-24 18:42:27 -0500 Report

The worst part of the prank was the amount of work that the administration had to put in to clean up the mess. This is a family board which should be safe for children, parents and grandparents to share information on a medical condition. My post is not to lecture you or anyone but rather to imply that the kinds of things that your friend was posting was not only immoral but could be considered illegal. Thank you for at least shedding light on the culprit and the intentions. I'd like to say that I didn't find it humorous in the least mainly because I have been referring others to join us based on the pride that I have in having found a very informative site of people who genuinely care about each other. Moving forward from this, I hope your friend understands that future "messing around" could lead to criminal prosecution even as a juvenile distributing pornographic photos and making harassing comments. "Just a joke" doesn't get far in front of many judges who take this seriously.

RAYT721 2010-06-24 21:29:19 -0500 Report

Actually here's something that your friend may wish to look at:

GabbyPA 2010-06-24 20:24:27 -0500 Report

I am glad that you talked to him, but I will tell you that I have a hard time believing that he didn't want to hurt anyone when he said that he would ".....cut up your kids into pieces." That was a personal threat made to a specific member. Tell me what part of that is not worthy of reporting to the police?

I take this site very personally, it is a safe haven. It is bad enough when strangers do things like this. It is far worse when people do things like this knowing that they have at least one friend on the site and they can relate to the members though a common disease.

As Ray said, we spent a lot of time cleaning up his mess. Time we could have better spent helping each other rather than trying to keep children from seeing what he posted. As it is, one child that I know of saw what he posted. Thank goodness for a watchful mother. Thank goodness for a community that really does care about each other, without all of us watching, this could have been much worse.

Unlike Ray, I am lecturing. I suppose I shouldn't, but this really, I mean REALLY, upset me on many levels.

soldierswife 2010-06-24 20:44:21 -0500 Report

the name was quite offensive on its own not to mention the pictures. I just hope he doesnt come back and I hope that he sees how much we love this site and how we will fight to keep it as amazing as it is!!

petals 2010-06-24 21:06:42 -0500 Report

I think you should have more caution in the future with picking friends. If it was me I would tell this " friend " to take a hike and report his actions to the police! It was nice of you to apologize, but he should just man up and do it himself!

ccritch 2010-06-28 13:59:33 -0500 Report

I do not know what was said but I can say it hurt a lot of my friends and angered them. I am glad it is gone, however, for you to apologize for this person is a great and respectful thing to do even if though you had nothing to do with it. That is what makes you the better person and who you are. You will be rewarded for your actions in Christ. I would not continue to communicate what takes place on DC to your friend as that will only fuel the fire for someone who is angered that he/she has to live with this terrible disease and as we are humans too and have feelings we are happy we are still alive to be here and have each other here as friends. So don't be ashamed and be honored to have such wonderful friends who share their thoughts and insigths on Diabetes. Unfortunate for your friend he/she has no clue and I will pray for that person that they find healing and seek the lord to help overcome the anger that boils within.

God Bless and take care.

GabbyPA 2010-06-22 08:27:40 -0500 Report

They were back again today, but using another member's profile. So if you see a post that seems out of character please let us know. They are being more sneaky today. Also, the best thing, as mentioned, is to ignore it. Don't comment on it, just report it. Commenting just fuels the fire. Thank you everyone who has been vigilant in this. I don't think it's over so keep a keen eye out.

soldierswife 2010-06-22 10:18:00 -0500 Report

wow! thanks for the tip!! i will be on the look out! I have not seen anything today, so they must be right on top of it! I love this site! :D

bettymachete 2010-06-22 17:42:17 -0500 Report

I'm sure you're right Gabby they will continue to hang around for a little bit, at least. Maybe they will learn something as they do. I really feel sorry for people like that, they have a sick need to upset others in order to make themselves feel good.

soldierswife 2010-06-23 07:01:47 -0500 Report

I wonder if they are really diabetic. Thats whats sad, if they are and they are spending their life playing games like that and wasting their life away…that is really sad.

bettymachete 2010-06-22 07:25:17 -0500 Report

Egads! …(lol sorry but "egads" seemed to fit perfectly here and I rarely get a chance to use it). I must have missed the lewd poster. Trolls come and go on forums. It's nice to know people are aware and mindful of the integrity of the site and work to maintain it. However, one of the best ways to thwart a troll is to simply ignore and then they get bored and go away to other places. I guess this one that everyone is talking about was extreme though so it's good they have been removed.

soldierswife 2010-06-22 07:36:06 -0500 Report

yea. they were posting nasty pics, and leaving crude remarks on peoples pictures. They were just right down nasty!!!! It was ridiculous! Glad its gone, they acted quickly and got rid of it!!

kdroberts 2010-06-21 19:38:30 -0500 Report

It is sad and not OK but honestly I'm impressed that after a couple of years this has been the only incident like this as far as I know plus for being on mountain time the response was a lot quicker than other sites who don't have user moderators.

soldierswife 2010-06-21 19:44:24 -0500 Report

It had actually been taken care of just before I posted this! Had I known, I would have not said anything! If I could have deleted it I would! I'm just glad its gone either way, and there is always going to be one bad apple in the bunch!!

Harlen 2010-06-21 19:05:19 -0500 Report

I reported it as soon as I had seen it

soldierswife 2010-06-21 19:10:37 -0500 Report

my daughter seen the name and was like, i dont think i should read this and ohhhh thank God she didn't!!

GabbyPA 2010-06-21 19:12:18 -0500 Report

Oh, that is what really makes me sad. We are a site where people come to feel safe. That was not on my list of safe anything. I am sorry that your daughter saw that, it has all been removed now.

GabbyPA 2010-06-21 18:35:51 -0500 Report

I woke up and opened up the site early this morning and boy did I get something I didn't want to share over breakfast. John is in Mountain time, so it takes time for them to get to it. It seems to have been all taken care of. If you see anything like that, don't hesitate to let John know. This is a great site and I just hate it when people have to do things like that. We need all your eyes, so keep vigilant, we will all appreciate it.

alanbossman 2010-06-21 17:07:15 -0500 Report

I report it early this morning to john. Some people are just sick in the head. i am glad they deleted all that stuff.

MAYS 2010-06-21 15:58:51 -0500 Report

Logging on this morning I came across something that was very disrespecting and disturbing, a new member enrolled using a derogatory screen name and posted a lewd photo of men engaging in sexual acts with other men, I immediately reported it to John.

To each his own, but not here.
This is a community help site, committed to helping diabetics and caregivers alike deal with the ever important issue of diabetes.

If you see, or experience it, report it, this site is our community, protect it !


soldierswife 2010-06-21 16:11:56 -0500 Report

I did! I also reported the one with the picture of the stds they had under the recipes!! This is a wonderful place and I have only been here a few days and i am loving it! I am here more than facebook!!!

MAYS 2010-06-21 16:26:38 -0500 Report

Thank you for doing so, (reporting it).
This is a very helpful and informative site with many wonderful people.
Lets protect the integrity of it and it's members.

petals 2010-06-21 14:19:28 -0500 Report

I went to the discussion that I started, positive outlook, because it said that I had a message, boy did I ever! What filth, that is one very sick person. I was very upset about it. I would delete the message but I don't know how.

soldierswife 2010-06-21 15:53:24 -0500 Report

i know! I dont know if they were male or female but i can only hope they dont come back! it would be sad to see this site overtaken by something like that! its just ridiculous!!!

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-06-21 12:30:43 -0500 Report

I don't know why some people think things like that are OK! It's pretty sad.

soldierswife 2010-06-21 13:31:36 -0500 Report

yea…I wonder why people who have cruel intentions would even want to bother going around this site! Facebook, or myspace has plenty of those kinds of people that they could mess with, why here with people want to talk about problems they are already having as if ignorant people need to be added to our list of troubles lol