(Original post by King Hippo)
Seems she was well within her rights to claim that people thought she had an eating disorder. Because... um... they did.
I'm really disappointed by some of you guys. I'm sorry, but I have to say it.
You're quick to call Tufts a "danger to herself" and talk about her having an eating disorder now, but I didn't see a lot of that when she was here. Yes, there were arguments about the stuff she was eating and people trying to convince her to try different things, but nobody was talking to her the way she's being talked about now.
I did, but I did it privately, I didn't want to expose her in this thread in public, but I have voiced my concerns to her once via PMs, and once in the shoutbox, IIRC. She knew I thought she had a serious problem with eating and most probably an Eating Disorder, she knew I thought she was too thin, and not eating at all properly, so don't just think that because me and Tufts aren't best buddies, like you two obviously are, that we haven't spoken in private about this.
My point is, I can just about understand people being uncomfortable with Tufty's eating habits, but what annoys me is the sneaky way this has been implemented. Not once was she told that she was in danger of being removed from the forum, it was a case of members running off and telling the mods and the mods swiftly dumping her without even a PM telling her why. And only now do the real opinions come out with "that girl has a serious eating disorder" and "I'm glad she's banned".
I am glad she was banned, it was for her own good. For the record, I think I did on one occasion inform fleur that I was becoming very worried with the things Tufts was saying in this thread and that I felt her eating habits could be a danger to people in the fact that they could influence people ["Wow, look at all the weight she is losing!! She looks so thin!! I think I'll just eat the BARE minimum to survive for a while, too!!"]. The way she was/is living is unhealthy, it's dangerous, it's definately in Eating Disorder territory, and she KNOWS this, she is an intelligent girl, she really is.
I think you're all nice people for the most part, but this whole situation has been really disappointing and cowardly, in my opinion. It's a case of "we can't help her, so stuff her".
It isn't a case of that. I'll be PMing Tufts to let her know that if she feels she needs support with her Eating Disorder that she can come to me, I'll also be explaining the reasons to her why I think it was a good thing, for her and other people, that she was banned.