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  • My group's private postings have been being posted publicly on someone's blog. What can we do?

    By chance, another moderator on this disease/health support group was googling something and found this anonymous blogger's site. There are our private members-only messages from up to 2 years ago posted publicly for all to see! As this is a support group for a medical condition, some of the info is quite personal.

    We are a group of over 1400 members, and many are feeling that their trust and privacy has been violated.

    Is there a way to find out who this blogger is, and to shut him down???? We are not the only yahoogroup that he has stolen from - we discovered many groups from boating to porn to health/diseases. It is quite sickening and upsetting to see this, as we strive to give everyone a safe and protected environment to discuss things.

    We have his "blog name" if you want to call it that, and that is it. Googling it has returned no more info. Reporting the abuse to yahoo gets us a generic response.

    Help!

    2 AnswersYahoo Groups1 decade ago
  • Moderator of a busy group, will be gone a while, don't want my inbox filled with approval emails..?

    I'm having a surgery that will have me gone from home for over a month. I am a moderator for a busy support group and am on "No email" status (I read messages from the web page instead). But of course I always get the "Membership approval" and the "Message approval" emails (our new members stay moderated for a while to prevent spamming and flaming). Is there a way I can turn off getting those management emails so that my inbox won't be so cluttered when I return home? Being gone a month or more, the busy group may generate 300-500 moderator-related messages to me.

    Apart from asking to have me moderator status temporarily revoked, I am not really sure what to do. Any advice?

    1 AnswerYahoo Groups1 decade ago
  • Question about student loan forgiveness due to disability?

    I have been disabled for a while and have just been approved for discharge of my student loans. The guarantor paid off my loans - I haven't gotten all of the paperwork yet, but Sallie Mae just verified over the phone that they no longer hold the loan, it's been paid in full. I noticed that my preliminary letter said something about a requirement of "not having annual earnings from work in excess of the poverty level for a family of two."

    Question: Does this annual earnings requirement apply only to me, or to my entire household's (i.e. husband's) income? If it applies to the entire household income, that seems pretty excessive. If it applies to me, then it seems like a silly requirement. If I could work in any capacity then I wouldn't have requested a loan discharge!

    Any insight would be appreciated!

    3 AnswersPeople with Disabilities1 decade ago
  • Student loan forgiveness/discharge due to disability?

    I have been disabled for a while and have just been approved for discharge of my student loans. The guarantor paid off my loans - I haven't gotten all of the paperwork (but Sallie Mae just verified over the phone that they no longer hold the loan, it's been paid in full) from the guarantor yet. I noticed that my preliminary letter said something about a requirement of "not having annual earnings from work in excess of the poverty level for a family of two."

    Question: Does this annual earnings requirement apply only to me, or to my entire household's (i.e. husband's) income? If it applies to the entire household income, that seems pretty excessive. If it applies to me, then it seems like a silly requirement. If I could work in any capacity then I wouldn't have requested a loan discharge!

    Any insight would be appreciated.

    4 AnswersFinancial Aid1 decade ago
  • Are you a physically disabled parent? Do you find that you have to "justify" your ability to be a good parent

    I am a physically disabled mom of 2 girls - ages 2 and 3. I use a walker at home, and a wheelchair when leaving the house. My husband is incredible and helps out a lot around the house. I am sometimes annoyed by people who wonder "How do I do it??" It's one thing to be curious about the method of how I do things (I don't mind that), but oftentimes the questioning appears to be more as though they are wondering if I am capable of safely caring for my two toddlers.

    Do any other disabled parents have this happen? I know that many physically able parents should be questioned about their parenting skills. I consider myself a very good mom, and I am offended that others question my ability to parent just because of a physical disability.

    9 AnswersPeople with Disabilities1 decade ago
  • I think I have a stitch hanging out of my incision?

    I had an implanted IV port removed about 3 weeks ago. The steri strips have come off, and it looks like a stitch is hanging out of the incision. It's black and looks like sort of like plastic. I thought it was a dried-up, bloody scab at first and pulled a little. A little more came out of the incision and I quickly stopped pulling because it hurt a little bit and no longer seemed like a scab. Any thoughts? I'm homebound and don't want my husband to have to use another vacation day to drive me to the doctor for something so minor. I thought the doctor said that she was using dissolving stitches under the skin and the steri strips on the outside. So if this is really a stitch, will it just disintegrate with a little time? Should I use scissors and trim off the part that's hanging out?

    6 AnswersOther - Health1 decade ago
  • How do you remove the sticky gluey residue left behind by steri strips?

    My steri strips have come off, leaving behind a nasty sticky glue residue on my skin. Any tips for getting it off? I don't want to scrub the area very hard and risk irritating the incision area.

    10 AnswersOther - General Health Care1 decade ago