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Administrators, would it be possible to put back a post from Mike Pollard? Mike's post are very informative and get discussion going. I find it difficult to believe it is gone, it was there one minute and then is was gone!!!!

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Why was it deleted

Very sad!, Complaints needs to be analysed. Many people have gained out of Healthunlocked.

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked in reply to sandybrown

Hi there, the user MikePolland was removed from HU by mistake. We will reactivate his account asap and he should be back soon. I am really sorry for the misunderstanding!

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sandybrown in reply to SimoneHU

Thanks.

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sandybrown in reply to SimoneHU

Hi,

Could you please let me know if Mike's account is active.

Thanks, Bala

I am doing a 4-weeks course on heart health eLearning at Reading University, there are 1200 people on this course from all over the world.

Training video, practical video, Q&A and the discussions are excellent.

I was planning to post some of the material like what is stable and unstable Angina and many more!

May be some members may find it offensive as the video clip of practical was to cut open a LAMB HEART bought from the supermarket shelf.!

Part of learning process.

Wow, thank you. Now I have Reading University as an option for free classes and Futurelearn which I heard about from this site. I've just registered for a free course on Exploring Play: The importance of Play in Everyday Life. I'm a retired teacher and a grandma and with APS and a stroke in March--feeling better and want to balance staying healthy with some fun. We don't have a lot of nice free course like this in the US. Thanks again.

Thanks, I am a retired IT engineer and have worked for GE for 17 years, grandfather as well. There are many free courses available, it is a matter of finding time. This four weeks course on Heart Health is helping me to answer some questions on this site.

Are you in England? I love this site and it's been enormously helpful and has made me feel less alone with APS. The have lupus support groups in New York City where I am which I've gone to with an ANA of 1280(and undifferentiated connective tissue Disease) but really don't know anyone else with APS except the wonderful people I've met here. Education and learning as much as possible about what's happening in our bodies is so important for a good quality of life.

Surely we can judge ourselves wether to read a comment or not. I don't read everything but find this forum very supportive and friendly . I can understand abusive posts being censored but surely knowledge should be available for us to make our own decisions and discus with others who maybe can present a different view . I don't know what the deleted comment was about but would like you to tell us what this site is for if not to communicate with each other. Terry

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked in reply to Terjo

Hi there, the user MikePolland was removed from HU by mistake. We will reactivate his account asap and he should be back soon. I am really sorry for the misunderstanding!

I am sorry that Mike decided to make the decision to close his account.

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked in reply to Aliwally

Hi there, the user MikePolland was removed from HU by mistake. We will reactivate his account asap and he should be back soon. I am really sorry for the misunderstanding!

If something is to be stopped whenever there is a complaint (anonymous?) by someone all human activity on the planet would cease!

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked in reply to whitelocke

Hi there, the user MikePolland was removed from HU by mistake. We will reactivate his account asap and he should be back soon. I am really sorry for the misunderstanding!

I hope if there is any complaint on any of my future post, the admin team will contact me first to ask questions to verify before taking any action!

I am happy to wear the green Health unlocked t-shirt.

So just one complaint merits a deletion? Rather over the top isn't it? After all it's only one person's opinion - please don't tell me it's political correctness. As others have said, Mike's posts were always so informative and will be sorely missed.

please come back mike you are a big part of this site, you are so knowledgable, and have given me great advice, please come back soon xxx

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked in reply to allofatremor

Hi there, the user MikePolland was removed from HU by mistake. We will reactivate his account asap and he should be back soon. I am really sorry for the misunderstanding!

Thanks for your up date as an administrator. There is no point is having this post open therefore could you please delete it.

Well I've been away for 3 weeks so out of touch and never saw the post. I'm not impressed however.

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked in reply to

Hi there, the user MikePolland was removed from HU by mistake. We will reactivate his account asap and he should be back soon. I am really sorry for the misunderstanding!

Hello, you say it was a mistake, yet traci repeatedly states that it was Mikes choice?? which one is it? a mistake or Mikes choice? please confirm as I don't know who is in authority here. Totally misleading Huh!!! x

If it is the case that posters are notified of deletion, can I ask why Mike had to write another post asking for that very information? Perhaps that is why he really closed his account. Opinions on this site are wide and varied as is the information posted and that is what makes it such a helpful and useful site. I have never read an abusive or nasty post from Mike and dislike the idea of any kind of censorship for any reason other than that.

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked in reply to florence5

Hi there, the user MikePolland was removed from HU by mistake. We will reactivate his account asap and he should be back soon. I am really sorry for the misunderstanding!

I think Mike should have stuck his ground and argued his points in different posts instead of just resigning from Health Unlocked.

I'm a great follower of Dr Briffa and Dr Malcolm Kendrick, but I do find that even the most moderate comment that opposes their views meets with some derision. Health Unlocked is not like that (with some wobbles), Mike was free to come back with another post and that is democracy.

Mike's comments are not visible to the public, I am sure it is in the IT system and IT specialist can look at them! If possible an administrator can do a copy and past the posts data in here for the people here to decide if at all Mike's posts are so bad the need deleting. My last try. There may be an email address for Mike and IT specialist can send all the comments here to Mike for Mike to come back?

Mike could always set up his own website, seeing as he is so popular.

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked

Hi there, the user MikePolland was removed from HU by mistake. We will reactivate his account asap and he should be back soon. I am really sorry for the misunderstanding!

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked

Hi there, the user MikePolland was removed from HU by mistake. We will reactivate his account asap and he should be back soon. I am really sorry for the misunderstanding!

*The reported posts that were removed by Heart UK will not return.

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sandybrown in reply to SimoneHU

Thanks for your response.

Good news at last!. Who do we believe? Mistake!

Glad to have been involved in this discussion.

Where do you fin it in HU?

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked in reply to sandybrown

Yes, I am sorry for all the confusion. He contacted us and I noticed it was a mistake from HU - probably me :(

I am part of the HU Communities Team :)

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sandybrown in reply to SimoneHU

Hi, Thanks. four future referne3ce how do I contact HU? Had a look on HU site, saw photo of all the team and other good information, could not find how to contact! Would appreciate if you can let me know how to contact HU.

Thanks.

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked in reply to sandybrown

Just click "Help" on the green bar!

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sandybrown in reply to SimoneHU

Thanks for your system in sending me 9 emails for your answer!

So why then did Traci say it was his choice? I look forward to reading Mike's posts here again. Here's hoping!

Does someone else smell a rat?

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sandybrown in reply to ursa

Well!

Who can check on complaints of a post? Heart UK or KU administrator? Assumptions can lead to ASSUME!

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SimoneHUHealthUnlocked

Hi bigleg, his account was reactivated last Friday: healthunlocked.com/mikepollard

Heart UK Admins are the ones analysing reports and making all the decisions regarding the content on their community.

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