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ATHENA1966 Posts: 3,016
11/28/10 5:05 P

To me its kind of like TV if you don't like whats on, change the channel.




The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and the faith to believe it is possible.
-Rich DeVos
BRITOMART Posts: 7,659
11/27/10 11:47 A

With practice, you learn to ignore things that don't help [for me, it's most of the ads, a lot of the whiny b**ching on some of the threads and a lot of the 'scare' stuff about cancer and other diseases I (blissfully) don't suffer from.] Enjoy what you need, and let the rest go to those who need them.

This site tries to cater to an ENORMOUS variety of people, their needs, etc., and it is primarily a US site, even though folk from many other parts of the world take advantage of its presence!

Good success on your journey.



Britomart

Every moment is unique, unknown, completely fresh. ~~ Pema Chodron

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If nothing changes...nothing changes.
TWOOFTHREE Posts: 1,138
11/24/10 7:12 P

They were pretty hard to ignore, since most of the new articles were about it.

I know they were useful, but a bit of diversity would've been nice.

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,101
11/24/10 6:21 P

Several of those articles came in handy for me... I am glad they were there.

Just ignore any that do not pertain to you or interest you... something that can be done year 'round as necessary.

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
TWOOFTHREE Posts: 1,138
11/24/10 4:29 P

I think the share number of articles/blogs actually hype the occasion up and can add to the stress levels.

. . . not to mention would depress the ish out of anyone who was faced with spending TG alone.

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THE_GOPHER Posts: 328
11/24/10 3:09 P

My suggestion would be to ignore it, or feel free to post about other Non-American holidays! People do panic this time of the year regarding diet. I'd much rather see a million posts about holidays, birthdays, etc. knowing that people here will continue to offer advice or support, rather than have them feel unwelcome to do so because maybe another post is just too much.

"When life gives you lemons, eat 'em raw! ~Steve"
TWOOFTHREE Posts: 1,138
11/24/10 2:39 P

Maybe it's just be, but SP seems to have gone a bit overboard on Thanksgiving articles and blogs.

I've never really been on SP at this time of year before, but it just seems a bit overkill to me.

And when you consider that it's not thanksgiving for everyone (I know it is of the majority) then it's a bit too much.

Is it going to be the same for Christmas?

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