At the time of writing this letter, I have two lines of thought. Do you have any idea what has gone on at your forum for years? and if not, as Captain of the ship, you are highly negligent. If you do know what has gone on, you are highly complicit in the lamentable situation observed by so many for years. What ever way you look at it, a very sad state of affairs indeed. Now I will answer the points raised in your letter.
No misinterpretation, I have commented on what I seen on your forum with my own eyes, as have countless others. We have the screenshots and links that prove the dishonesty, bullying, banning and duplicity that is the cornerstone of how your forum operates. Yes the community is the driver, not you, not your biased and corrupt mods. You have provided a platform, so have I, big deal. I don’t think you realise, it is the forum members who are the collateral, the real value, not the providers of platforms, the admin or the mods. It is the members who have provided 99% of the content, and they work for love, they work for free, not profit or self aggrandisement as you clearly do, as witnessed here.
A classic example of how your forum operates. Within recent days, one of the hardest working, most honest Lady I have ever known died. Her name was Hana, she posted over 8,000 posts on your forum. She helped people for years and was a total asset to the diabetes community. A great deal of her time at the forum, was spent fending off attacks and ridicule from the ‘usual suspects’. Your mods, their multiple accounts stooges and the 'protected ones'. (Multiple accounts are encouraged by your Admin as can be seen here.) What sickening hypocrisy we have been treated to by some of the ‘usual suspects’ who offer condolences after her sad and untimely death, yet done their best to make her forum life a misery at times. Hana never gave up, she worked to help others until the end. She kept her dignity, and never ever rose up, to the bait offered by people not fit to clean her shoes.
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The diet your anti low carbers cling to, as promoted by the NHS,DUK, BDA et al has failed diabetics totally and countless millions of others. The antis like to tell all, the low carb diet has not been proved in the long term. I put it to you and them, the diet has been used for around three million years. Man did not evolve on Mars Bars, Cornflakes, Coca-Cola and low fat yogurt. It was meat, fish, fat, vegetation, berries, nuts and seeds. Exactly the diet us low carbers eat and recommend, it's been one tough gig on your forum for so many. The low carbers have been many, the antis so few, but of course the antis have the ban button the delete button, and their posts stand, while many thousands of the low carbers posts have been deleted.
“We’ve published low-carb meal plans (and haven’t charged a penny for them) and thousands of low-carb recipes. We’re working on three projects (the details of which, for now, are top secret) focused on food.”
There are countless free recipes out there on the internet, including the Low Carb Diabetic sites. 'Free low carb meals plans book'. Is that the digitised book your members have to give huge amounts of their personal information to you to get? as seen here. and I presume this information provides sales mail shot and guinea pig lists for the big pharma trials that earns you money.
“The forum is full of low-carb success stories. You’ll notice that none of them have been banned or otherwise silenced.”
Completely wrong again. I know of many low carbers who posted in the low carb success thread including me, posts deleted and banned. With respect, have you spent more than a modicum of your time actually reading your own forum? I think not, if you had, you would never have had the audacity to make the comments you have made in your letter. Let alone pulling the character assassination job you tried on me.
There can be no greater illustration proving how sound and vital information has been suppressed on your forum than this. A text book example of the 'usual suspects' at their most dangerous and devious best. As posted on this blog here.
A few days ago, the email 'newsletter' from Diabetes.co.uk flagged a very recent study which showed that Type 2 Diabetics taking insulin had up to 3 x the mortality rate of Type 2s taking, for example, metformin. The authors also flagged the mechanisms by which the higher mortality rates were induced by the action of insulin (i.e. they were linking the higher risk of death directly with taking insulin not with, for example, any differences in risk due to the existing health profile of people likely to be offered insulin).
This information was absolute dynamite, when you consider what sort of type two diabetic would be likely to be an insulin user. Clearly this would be a type two diabetic, who had failed to gain control of blood glucose, by other methods or non insulin medications. Not of course the typical low carbing diabetic. It is a fact the more carbs in the diet the higher the BG for diabetics, hence many need injected insulin. The low carb antis were not slow in realising the ramifications of this new information.
A full blitzkrieg was mounted, by the same wreckers and thread lockers, who have operated the same way for years. The same people that say they have nothing against low carb, while lying through their teeth. The same people that worked overtime to stifle yet another debate and get the thread locked. The thread did get locked by Giverny, the non diabetic forum administrator. Who stated “Thread closed. This isn't the place to be scaremongering and dishing out potentially dangerous information. The thread can be read here.
I look forward to your reply, I hope we can move forward. I hope we can progress matters. Hope is what we sell Mr. Panesar, hope and sound information, and we have never received a penny.