Beware of Trolls

Laura in Texas
on 4/14/19 10:44 am
RNY on 09/17/08 with

"An Internet troll is a member of an online social community who deliberately tries to disrupt, attack, offend or generally cause trouble within the community by posting certain comments, photos, videos, GIFs or some other form of online content."

From time to time we get people here who are obviously trolls. They make crazy comments and seem to have some sort of agenda. Either they crave attention or perhaps they are trying to convince people NOT to have bariatric surgery. They seem to post the same thing over and over and do not make much sense.

I think this is a great community. I know many of us who have been here a while get all riled up when the trolls show their ugly heads. We want to protect others, especially newbies, from their nonsensical comments and advice.

Do not get caught up in their drama. Do your own research.

I will get off my soapbox now.

Laura in Texas

53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 167 (BMI=26)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

on 4/14/19 11:21 am
RNY on 10/17/17

What about the stuff like Nutracelle. I kinda wondered about that. I know the business is legit but I kinda wondered about a direct post. I don't know what those rules are.

Surgeon: Dr. David Carroll Surgery Date: 3/17/2017 Hospital: Merritt Health River Oaks Hospital

Height: 5'2" HW: 331 lbs SW: 279 lbs GW: 130 (originally, I changed to 140) CW: 130 to 135 ish

Biggest Goal: To Be Healthy in everything I do!!! To make healthy choices always!!! To just embrace HEALTH each and every day for the rest of my Life!!!

Amy R.
on 4/14/19 2:07 pm

Stay on that soapbox as long as you want to Laura. You explained things perfectly and it's probably a reminder that needs to be posted regularly.

When we see behavior like this over and over and over for ten years or more it gets tiresome. And when we've been around a while we also learn to recognize that it's dangerous.

It's a fine line to walk between being supportive and answering questions and recognizing repeated lies and errors that give a false impression to newbies, lurkers and pre-ops. Trying to dispel erroneous information while attempting some kind of communication with a poster who may be a troll is a tedious yet crucial function for many who are farther out.

I'm grateful to those that have come before me that stay here and teach us all. They do a thankless job, out of only the goodness of their hearts.

on 4/14/19 6:11 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Gina 17 Yrs and Still

on 4/15/19 4:59 am - Burleson , TX

LAURA --VERY well said!!!! I much prefer for peeps to just go ahead and put "Attention *****", in their thread title...then I know what I am in for

BTW, I will be attention whoring, this time, next have been forewarned...

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:160

I learn something new, EVERY day, from SOME body

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