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Important message about all HU platforms

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JerryAdministrator

Good morning everyone,

It has come to our attention that some members join and then immediately start contacting female members, this is not acceptable and any members who do this will be restricted and reported to HU.

All HU platforms are support forums not for meeting the opposite sex, gradually we all make new friends on here and thats how it should be.

If anyone receives a message from a new member out of the blue please report it immediately and we will take action as this will not be tolerated full stop. We protect all of our genuine members unequivocally.

Thank you,

Jerry.

24 Replies

Hi, Jerry

Why do we use HU?

to avoid meeting people?

get relevant free advice, from our computer or device?

You provide "members near me", so the implication is that face to face meetings do occur.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to S11m

I know why I use HU forums and if you read my post carefully I said we get new members who immediately contact female members by pm's out of the blue, when it is not a dating site and it is upsetting the members concerned.

Members are banned by HU who do this and there's been too much of it recently.

Health Unlocked provide support forums for us and we have a duty of care to our members

Jerry.

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Cooper27Administrator in reply to S11m

The "members near me" bit is useful for support groups. Someone who runs a local thyroid group was able to contact me to tell me about it. I would be nervous about someone who joined and went straight to trying to make private contact and arrange to meet up though...

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Cooper27

If you get a message from someone you aren’t expecting to hear from, report it to HU. Click on the Report/... and a copy of the report will be sent to HU.

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S11m in reply to Activity2004

A member wanted computer assistance… if they had been close I would have offered to meet to help.

Using a laptop or an Internet cafe this need not have been at their home. I have DBS certificates… and have worked with people in the 3 to 95+ age range.

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Cooper27Administrator in reply to Activity2004

We'll to be fair, I never expect to hear from anyone privately :) but the thyroid group is well advertised elsewhere, so not setting off any alarm bells.

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Fran182716Prediabetic

Thank you for looking out for us Jerry 😀

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MissAzzee in reply to Fran182716

Thank you for the support and looking out for the forum Jerry.

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Cooper27Administrator

Worrying! Is it across multiple groups, or just this one?

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Cooper27

It’s a problem on the other groups, as well. We are sending messages to HU to deal with this issue.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Cooper27

A few of the people that sent the messages sent me a message yesterday after they had joined the site and HE.

Heard of this but never had a problem with it. Thanks for your concern and protection Jerry. This forum always brings sunshine to my day!! ✨☀️✨

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Strongheartforever

Thank you for saying that and it's much appreciated.

Jerry 😊

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ladyofcastile in reply to Jerry

Yes, this is a great site, Jerry. I was precisely telling someone than I have never seen nasty comments neither on this site nor on Future Learn, which is a source of free online short courses for the eternally curious, only heart felt support and politeness. As it should always be. Keep the good work and thank you.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to ladyofcastile

Thank you for letting us know this! It makes our day! We really appreciate your comment, ladyofcastile.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to ladyofcastile

Thank you for saying this 😊

Hi Jerry,

Thank you for posting this.

TT x.

Your post actually alarmed me and made me realize that our “sincere” conversations on HU could be a tool for corrupt individuals to gather information on others and possibly stalk us. Your attention to the safety of the website is commendable but, in the future, I will post very briefly or not at all! Thanks!

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to MPK0706

For extra protection, you can always lock your postings if you want to post anything on any of the groups.

Well said/wrote

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MisslovelyVolunteer

Thank you Jerry ! It good to know youre looking out for members safety x

I’m new here and just saw this post. GREAT advise Jerry! As a member, I want everyone to be vigilant and stay safe. Use common sense and trust your instincts when deciding to meet someone in person. I hate to say this, not everyone is honest. I know this is obvious but we read all the time about bad things happening to ones who just met someone online.

This forum is super!! And that you for the reminder, Jerry!!

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Grandpa-Chuckie

Thank you, Grandpa-Chuckie for saying this about safety issues when on-line. We want everyone to feel welcome and safe on all the groups that HU has for the site. 😀👍

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Grandpa-Chuckie

Thank you Grandpa-Chuckie this is very much appreciated.

Jerry. 😊

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