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Should LapBandTalk have forums for OTHER Weight Loss Surgeries?

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Started by Froggi, Aug 17, 2008 10:54 PM
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Poll: Should LapBandTalk have forums for OTHER Weight Loss Surgeries? (9 member(s) have cast votes)

Should LapBandTalk have forums for OTHER Weight Loss Surgeries?

  1. Yes (60 votes [53.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.57%

  2. No (50 votes [44.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.64%

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    Froggi

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Posted August 17, 2008 - 10:54 PM

#1
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Anon poll, reply by choice
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    Chickie

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Posted August 17, 2008 - 11:02 PM

#2
Yeah. If I ever lose my band, I am going to be sleeved, and I don't like the idea of being turfed out because I no longer have a band.

There is plenty of room for other surgery types.


    Jachut

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 12:07 AM

#3
Yeah, I think so. Different strokes and all that, despite the potential for argument. I think its all about the struggles of losing weight as well as the mechanics of it.


    georgia girl

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 12:34 AM

#4
I voted no. It's not that I don't want other WLS people on here, per say. I have nothing against people who have chosen other WLS options. To each his own. I have just read sooooo many posts here about OH and how WLS patients band together and gang up on one another. I would hate for this website to become divided that way. It's a scary thought really. By having all the different WLS on here, I could see how it might. I hope it doesn't because I really like the vibe of this website. I just don't like the "battle of the WLS" drama.

That's my only concern with other WLS forums being here.


    Miss Undastood

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 1:00 AM

#5
I agree with georgia girl. I voted no for similar reasons.


    nina874

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 3:43 AM

#6
I voted yes, for the same reasons as chickie!


    Gone4Now

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 7:29 AM

#7
I voted yes...I think if something happens to my band, I'd like to still be a part of the LBT group. I don't think those groups should have a main focus, but I personally don't mind a group being on LBT for non-banders.

Then I read Georgia Girl's response and that made a lot sense. So, now I'm on the fence. :blush: Perhaps if there was a way to stop that before it begins, though I'm not sure how w/out seeming superior. (But face it...the band is superior..ha ha...ha....Okay, moving on.) But, maybe have it so that if any conflicts like that arise, the non-banding forums will be removed. ???


    chocolate_snaps

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 9:57 AM

#8
No. Lapbandtalk, its kind of obvious what it should be about. However, I think that having a board for revisions to other surgeries for former bandsters is okay. If I lost my band I would probably want to continue my LBT relationships. But still, this is'nt ObesityHelp.

I personally came here to escape the confusion and broad topics of OH. Being equally inclusive to other WLSs is going to make that move pointless. I can barely take the HUGE increase in newbie traffic (sorry guys) and pointless groups and boards clogging up the "New Posts" page.
Sure it brings more traffic and that means ad revenue but that is what will certainly push me and others away.

Edited by chocolate_snaps, August 18, 2008 - 10:33 AM.
Excessive use of Certainly



    MacMadame

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 10:53 AM

#9
You really are a trouble-maker, Froggi. Do you enjoy making people feel unwanted and defensive?


    JaimeSTL

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 1:15 PM

#10
I completely agree with what Georgia girl said. When I joined LBT, I'd already been to OH and didn't like the vibe, the bashing, etc. I definitely don't want to see that kind of thing here.

Froggi isn't the only person who has questioned the addition of the forums for other surgeries. I can see a need for a revision forum, but not forums for each WLS on what is supposed to be a lap band specific board.


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