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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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    Carrie_C

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Posted September 1, 2008 - 9:55 AM

#41

Thing is Alex, the other WLS people are posting everywhere. In the help parts for Lapband and everything. They don't stay in their forums lol. But no biggie I just ignore them.


I don't have a problem with it. To me, them posting in other forums and giving advice is no different than people who haven't even had Lap Band surgery yet posting on the help sites. To keep them out would be like keeping people out who haven't even had their surgery yet.


    SalesGirl711

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Posted September 4, 2008 - 1:08 PM

#42
Just my 2 cents, no because.. it's Lap-Band Talk. It's not Weight Loss Surgery Talk or Obesity Talk.. it's.. LAP BAND.
If people are wanting information for DS or something, they should seek DS forums..

I wouldn't go to a forum on siamese cats expecting information on persians.


    MacMadame

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Posted September 4, 2008 - 8:52 PM

#43
But what if you wanted to know which was the best cat for you - persians or siamese? :tt2:


    greenize

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Posted September 7, 2008 - 2:23 PM

#44
Okay, I am going to chime in on this one....No, I don't think we should open up this web site to other surgeries. I get discouraged enough as it is without having to constantly hear about the amazing weight loss of bypass patients. If you allow everone in, this site will become another version of Obesity Help, and then we have to wade through everybody's posts looking for lapband support. Now all you have to do is log in, and you know everyone present is in the same boat experiencing the same struggles.


    Oregondaisy

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Posted September 8, 2008 - 1:54 AM

#45

Okay, I am going to chime in on this one....No, I don't think we should open up this web site to other surgeries. I get discouraged enough as it is without having to constantly hear about the amazing weight loss of bypass patients. If you allow everone in, this site will become another version of Obesity Help, and then we have to wade through everybody's posts looking for lapband support. Now all you have to do is log in, and you know everyone present is in the same boat experiencing the same struggles.



I don't think this is true. I have said this before. Lap Band Talk is organized in such a way that you don't have to wade through everyone else's posts to find what you are looking for. the other surgeries are down at the bottom of the home page, and nobody has to go there, unless they want to.

I think Alex has done an excellent job of organizing LBT in such a way that you can go right to where you want to find information you are looking for.


    stevegoad

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Posted September 8, 2008 - 7:13 AM

#46
I voted no.

I am a member of a mixed group. The bypass folks have it monopolized, with little info for lapband folks.

I found LBT because of that other group.

That said, I have nothing against those folks. Just I prefer this group stay with lapband.


    babygrl1234

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Posted September 8, 2008 - 9:07 AM

#47
I think having the other forums is a good idea because even though the site is dedicated to the lapband, it gives others a place to chat without clogging up the main boards about their surgeries. Besides what is wrong with providing info to everyone about all surgeries? Everyone around here is very quick to point out that people should do their homework pre surgery, so maybe that will be helpful to someone else.


    sistasassy

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Posted September 8, 2008 - 2:23 PM

#48
I think it is ok to have a section for other WLS. Reason being, as Alex and numerous other have said, should my band need to be removed, I will most likely revise to another type of surgery.

I love coming to this site because it is closely monitored and a safe place to ask questions and gain information. It is also a great place just to share experiences be they good or bad.

If they were just dumped into the mix and it was a "free for all," I would not have liked that. I like the fact that they have they own section.

I am also making friends here and I would not like to have to totally uproot myself in the event of needing to revise.


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