1. The general rule is one journal per member
In 2007, we added an exception to this rule, when a thread has over 2,000 replies. For an explanation about this change, please read Long journals/threads
, which is stuck near the top of the Comments Box forum. It includes instructions how to start your new journal if this situation applies to you.
2. Members may request to have their journal closed or removed temporarily, for example if they're going away on vacation or just taking a break from the forum. It will be restored when you're ready to resume journaling. It's a good idea to first post a closing message to let your buddies know where you are.
3. Folks are reminded that although the journals can't be viewed by unlogged guests or search engines, that doesn't mean they're completely private. Please use discretion when sharing personal details and information. You may edit your own journal posts indefinitely, as the usual time-limit for editing messages is waived in the journal forum. This is intended to allow for updating menus and other weight loss data, but it's also handy if you wish to go back and remove some previous information that may be too revealing
4. Remember that the journals are for sharing weight loss related experiences, and are subject to the forum rules
. If you encounter an offensive post, report it to the moderators. Do not engage in personal attacks or flame wars in the journals. For more information about this concern, please read Journal Posting Rules and Etiquette
, which is stuck at the top of the Journal forum.