In a poor attempt to explain away the changes on the KK site recently, TippyToes offers this post: (our comments in red)
We are making many new and positive changes to this site every single day. (By changes you mean removing incriminating evidence...)We have chosen to remove the red dress photo and in place use People magazine. Too much contravery surrounds that pic and rather than try to defend its use we have decided to simply replace it. (You mean that you CANNOT defend it as it is not a real picture of Heidi!) The success stories are still there although someone else did ask me where they went. I checked and they are there. Not sure if this is a tech glitch or not. But I can look further into it. Does anyone else not see them?
I think it was well said previously that Kimkins diet has been abused by some members at their own doings who now point the finger in blame towards us. (STOP blaming the flaws of the plan on the MEMBERS! They were simply doing what they were told! It IS your fault!) We are encouraging everyone to not abuse the plans or themselves for weight loss. They don't have to! Kimkins works beautifully all on its own. We do not promote starvation, laxitive abuse or any of the like and we are making this clear. (WRONG! 500 calories a day IS starvation! Kimmer/Heidi HERSELF has said MANY times to take a laxative DAILY!) There will always be room for improvements and we are always willing to make them. (The only real improvement is the closing of the KK website!) We have even introduced a cycle option as part of the positive change and to help transition towards maintenance later.
We have also removed the cruise info. We have decided that a cruise would present a safety hazzard for Kimkins members as well as staff. However, rest assured we have some new gathering ideas in the works for next year. What we have in mind will be better and will geer (Hazzard?)(Geer?) more in tuned with Kimkins diets than an all you can eat fest cruise. I have cruised many times and it is not possible in my opinion to not gain some weight. So we are making positive changes in this area as well. (What really happened here is that Regandy decided to continue planning the cruise but BREAK all ties with Kimkins! Regandy asked for the cruise info to be removed, KK didn't decide to remove it!)
The year 2008 is going to offer a lot of fun for members here. We have a walk for breast cancer coming up and I will be posting more soon. In addition we are considering a fundraiser challenge to benefit Toys For Tots. Members participating would make and pay their own pledges directly to Toys For Tots. There are also talks of a fund raiser coming soon to benefit local low cost animal sterilization services. (Uh oh.)
So hang tight, my fellow Kimkinettes! Change is GOOD!
I want you all to not be afraid to see positive changes being made. This only means we are here to stay and getting better all the time.
The next is an answer to a question about monitoring of PMs. Someon had commented that monitoring would not prevent hacking and asked who was doing the monitoring.
The reason for the PM's being monitored is to find the sources who are hacking in by simply reading...
We are making this known to you so that there is no misunderstanding later.
As far as who is reading them, I will not say for protection of that admin. That admin has a job to do for the good of this site and the good of its members. Nothing more, nothing less. The same admin has been very busy uncovering a lot elsewhere and bit by bit we are winning this war.
I am hoping we will not need to do this forever. But we have to face facts here. The hackers came on to this site with harm's intent. They did PM to each other and we know this now. So this is why we are monitoring and what we hope to stop.
Again, we apologize but feel we must take this action.
The Kimkins Police State!
Here is an amazing reply:
See ya! 1 Minute ago
Goodbye all! Just posted over in the red dress thread (What happened to Kimmer's Red Dress Picture?) about how upset I am about all the changes. Here it is just so you know…
Too much controversy surrounding the red dress???? Are you kidding me??? Why not fix this then????? There should be NO controversy!!! FIX THIS by proving what is real! I don't understand what the problem is. If the picture is Kimmer then PROVE IT! Why all the secrets, changes, drama, and lies??? WHY??? I have been around since the beginning on LCF. I was one of the first 20 members of Kimkins when all was hailed..."isn't it nice to be on a site where you can speak freely and not have PM's read and posts changed/deleted" WTH? This place is worse than LCF EVER was. What is wrong with you crazy people?? This is a nut house now. I can't believe what has happened to this place. I feel so sad for the members who don't understand that all of this change is a horrible sign. I am so sad it has come to this.
Goodbye all and good luck to finding what works for you!