How did you find out about Bariatric Facts?

Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by southernlady, Feb 15, 2014.

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    LorraineC

    LorraineC Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty new here, so I'll go ahead

    How did you learn about Bariatric Facts as a new source of information and support? Someone reached out to me while I was on OH and Bariatric Pal, because I was looking for more DS support (aside from the handful of fb groups I'm in) (and I was looking for something I could access at work)

    Were you contacted by a member? Yes

    Learned about us on FB? No

    Another WLS board, if so which one? Yes, 2, Bariatric Pal and OH

    An internet search? Which search engine and what terms did you use to search?

    And then:
    What can you do to help promote and grow BF? I can definitely give you guys a shout-out on my youtube videos and spread the message of how you've helped me and all the great advice.

    While we have had good growth so far, we need to keep going. The more active members, the more content, etc. the better.

    We have some ideas for promoting the site but it would help us focus our efforts if we know how our current members found us.
     
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    countryham

    countryham Well-Known Member

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    Google!
     
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    galaxygrrl

    galaxygrrl Well-Known Member

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    @Larra@Larra messaged me. She and this board changed me life. I am so thankful. I really believe Mexico would not worked as well without it and while I am good at making decisions, I was pretty lost on how to find a good Dr in Mexico. this board was priceless.
     
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    writegirl

    writegirl Work in Progress

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    How did you learn about Bariatric Facts as a new source of information and support? I was still a little exploratory on which procedure I wanted and wound up on Bariatric Pal. A member there (and here) recommended I check this group out because my posts were leaning toward DS

    Were you contacted by a member? Yes

    Learned about us on FB? No

    Another WLS board, if so which one? Bariatric Pal

    What can you do to help promote and grow BF? I'll be honest with you: myself and my partners are launching a brand new social network this year. We've been building it for nearly a year, it's a gorgeous interface and robust platform. If the founders here want to branch out once we get the network out of beta, I would be happy to help. Bariatric Facts has been so incredibly helpful and welcoming--you've made all the difference for me because I was scared as hell of WLS and at the end of my freaking tether when I landed here. Anything I can do to help promote you, I will. XO
     
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    Monica37tx

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    How did you learn about Bariatric Facts as a new source of information and support?

    Google with search phrase was forum

    Also saw link on dsfacts


    What can you do to help promote and grow BF?

    Link, post, promote.
     
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    LynneV

    LynneV Well-Known Member

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    I was checking out OH and asked a question.
    Larra answered me and suggested I try this place.
    So glad she did.
     
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    Lisa Gemmel

    Lisa Gemmel My heart wrestles in a kilt <3

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    Good evening, well I found out about this site from someone who recognized me from years ago on the "other" site a lot of us were on.

    I am happy to be here. After being gone for quite a while, I need help and motivation to get me back on the right track....

    :pLisa
     
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    Remingtonh

    Remingtonh Well-Known Member

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    Was there drama between bariatric forums that I missed?
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    Use to be. This forum was created in 2014 after a huge kurfluffle on another one created after a huge kurfluffel on the one she mentioned. The one in the middle has gone missing.
     
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    JackieOnLine

    JackieOnLine Moderator Staff Member

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    dang, complicated! :eek:
     
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    Duckman

    Duckman Well-Known Member

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    No idea. I think I found it via a search engine, when I was searching on my surgeon-to-be's name. I am glad I landed here. I've tried to recruit people from reddit, but it's a wasteland of shit advice
     
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    k9ophile

    k9ophile Well-Known Member

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    Drama is one way to describe it. I used the other group a lot. Then they got heavy handed with banning people. IMO, they shot themselves in the foot. The administrators here are much more tolerant of conflict. Also, there is no advertising on this site. It's amazing how free one can be if one is not worried about losing that source of income.
     
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    countryham

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    Just got lucky I guess!:sneaky:
     
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