How can we improve SuperBetter?

Have option to avoid pro-weight-loss/anti-fat material on the site.

Please let us block all weight-related suggestions/ads. Many of us are getting superbetter from eating disorders/chronic dieting. Even large people like myself could really use a break from that same old "weight loss is what matters!" message we get everywhere on the web. We'd like to focus on getting healthier, not necessarily thinner!

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  • elusis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please. I would like to recommend this to friends and clients but not if the weight loss messages are going to be pushed at you all the time.

  • Sarah Jennifer Martindale commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I couldn't agree more. I am a proud supporter of size acceptance and to have constant, and they really are constant, quests, power ups and bad guys relating to weight loss is actually offensive to me. I am happy with my body, I don't need something I am trying to use to feel mentally better to actually add to my list of problems.

  • karinkaj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes! Please make Health At Every Size a part of your concept! I don't want to have weight loss a part of my goals to feel better unless I specifically ask for it.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I absolutely agree. It would be great to have a user preference to hide weight-loss content so that people can use SB without those triggers.

  • Rosie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please! Specifically, an easy to access button or checkbox that would completely block all power packs etc related to weight loss or extra exercise, *unless* they're specifically tailored to people with EDs.

    More broadly, potentially all power packs could have "tags" so people could avoid certain things they don't want to see or wouldn't find helpful. At the moment there are a lot of options but browsing them is hard, so being able to remove a bunch would be helpful.

  • Vic Mazonas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes! I find the presence of weightloss powerups and bad guys really triggering. If we could just have the option to remove individual powerups and bad guys from the list on our pages that would help a LOT.

    The ads aren't an issue for me because I use adblocker, but the presence of these diet-related things in so many areas of the site does not help me at all.

  • Dominic Aquilina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would simply suggest a third-party mechanism to block all ads, such as AdBlock (Firefox extension). I don't think there's a way to filter specific ads for specific users, as AdSense isn't really controlled by the host.

  • schuttup commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Right on! My wife is recovering from an eating disorder, and I'd love to be able to recommend this site, but I can't unless she has a way to avoid weight-management content.

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