KTLA Expose on Kimkins, Part 2 Tonight

4 10 2007

10:00 PM PDT
Part 2: Kimkins Controversy

Video will be available shortly following on-air broadcast.

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If you have not yet watched Part 1, you can watch the video here.

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Kimmer Plays it Cool

3 10 2007

This morning, after KTLA’s segment last night, featuring Kimkins as an ‘internet scam’, Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) is downplaying the significance of the broadcast and remains calm and cool to members.

With no remorse or explanation about the broadcast, Kimmer is posting away in an attempt to quiet any questioning, and banning members who dare speak up.

On the thread ‘Ask Kimmer’ a member wrote:

Just want to publicly throw in my two cents about all the controversy swirling around us. I know you would get a lot of flack if you did this, Kimmer, but–I wouldn’t care a bit if you took out all the negative stuff. I think the time for reaction to and self-_expression_ regarding all the people leaving, the lawsuit, etc. needs to have run its course. Those of us who are trying to focus on the program keep running into all that “stuff” on just about every thread we turn to. Enough is enough!

Kimmer replied:

I know. We’re doing our best to keep it off the site. People who enjoy reading it can find it at 1,001 other places. Meanwhile, stay focused, do your work, let your body show you what it can do!

On another thread, Kimmer wrote:

Maybe I can shed some light?

The point of this website — the entire reason it exists — is to help people lose weight. When there’s interference with that intent, we take action. Whether that is banning troublemakers or removing elements that distract from our purpose, we do it.

Personally I don’t like negativity on this site. I’ve said it a thousand times and I still mean it. If anyone is unhappy or disillusioned, there are a ton of other websites to vent your feelings. Or, start an anti-Kimmer blog like the “popular kids”. Sorry, bad humor. Everyone is 100% to their opinion. Absolutely. Just take the negative opinions elsewhere.

Or, you could just lose weight?

Those of you who have been members since the website started have seen regular changes to the front page. I think we are on #5 “facelift”? Our graphic guys get bored and every few months they get an urge to make changes. Unfortunately, this change was stopped midway. The brother of our lead graphic person is having open heart surgery and the balance of the design changes have been postponed a few days.

They’ve got ideas for another front page change a few months from now. It’s the nature of the beast.

And on yet another thread, inquiring about the removal of success stories from the site, Kimmer wrote:

I’m right here!

We are renovating the front page. We needed more space on the top menu bar so some elements were removed. Success stories are still there in photo form on the right side and expanded to show 5 at a time. We’ll be adding 3 new success stories this week!

The naysayers would love for me to chat on … so I won’t. We’ve got some new support resources for members coming up, too! Keep an eye out!

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If you have not yet watched the KTLA broadcast, you can watch the video here. Tonight KTLA will broadcast part 2 at 10:00 PM PDT.





Keep Digging Tippytoes, Keep Digging

28 09 2007

Tippytoes (Jeannie Baitinger) continues to enlighten Kimkins members about her theory on Ducky, theTRUTH and why Low Carb Friends is unAmerican too!

SUBJECT: Re:Question for Tippy

Tippytoes wrote:

Well, Netrition does allow it’s BB to be used to help destroy our home here. They allow members to speak freely and very unkindly, make fun of and threaten people who follow Kimkins. They even allow this hostility towards their own members who follow Kimkins. They are aware their chat admins are Ducky and The Truth and they are aware of the slander being written and promoted. They have made no efforts to discourage this behavior and in fact appear to be in favor of promoting it. They allow their members to make fun of overweight people yet they call themselves a diet support site. They still keep all Kimkins threads available for use. The “we can do what we want and you better not question it” is unreasonable and unAmerican at best. If you want to do business with this company you certainly may and you have every right to do so. But I want the truth known so others can make their own choices too.

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It’s clear Tippytoes has now entered into the realm of what can only be considered libel against Low Carb Friends and their admins; in addition she’s now fully within the boundaries of a lawsuit should Low Carb Friends or those admins she’s accusing decide to take the next step.

Oh, and Tippytoes, slander isn’t written, it’s verbal.





Kimkins Members Continue to Flee

28 09 2007

Yesterday theTRUTH posted about a Kimkins member, Hogsfan, who went on a posting spree in an attempt to warn other members about the dangers of Kimkins.

Last night, another member posted a longer, but similar warning to other members, again posted fully at theTRUTH. Go take a look.





theTRUTH in Translation!

26 09 2007

Seems a German website has picked up the Kimkins story from theTRUTH and is translating the posts, making the scandal and controversy easy to understand for German-speaking people.

Check it out here!





Quick, Look! It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Slander! Not!

21 09 2007

We must say we appreciate the humor of theTRUTH. On the site today, theTRUTH continues with an amusing exchange between a member and Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) regarding the slamboard posting of the PI surveillance photos.

RE: Did you see this slander?

Serena wrote:

Kimmer,
I was cruising the web and saw this posted in another low card site
http://www.slamboard.com/2007/09/05/heidi-diaz-kimmer-of-kimkins-surveillance-picture/

You need to sue girl!!!

Kimmer wrote:

Serena, are you too sweet or what! We’ve been going round and round, aren’t those people too much? Don’t you worry OK? And no stress eating, LOL!

Hugs,
Kimmer

Serena wrote:

I saw you removed my post, I am sorry, I didn’t mean to cause issues. I just was so mad that they did that I wanted you go get it asap.

Kimmer wrote:

Serena, I didn’t remove it. Probably an admin. They might have moved it to Kimmer Chatter forum? GET A DIET BUDDY!!!

K.

Continue reading the rest of the post here.





More Admin Private Messages Exposed

19 09 2007

From theTRUTH and their undercover operations!

In response to a member’s unhappiness with having posts/PMs at kimkins copied elsewhere:

Kimmer wrote:

HAND TO GOD I never repeated anything you said to me, anything you wrote to me. Not to Becky (we haven’t talked in 2.5 months). I had NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS!

Haven’t talked to Becky in 2.5 months? Not according to all the previous Admins involved in that famous exchange of emails in August!

I would never, ever suspect you of anything. I am VERY UPSET that someone betrayed your trust and would stoop to something like this.

We are getting offers for “volunteer” admins from everywhere now. I’m not adding anybody. I feel horrible JUST HORRIBLE about this. What’s worse is I can’t make this up to you. I can’t “fix” it.

If you remember from PMs, there’s an “admin” feature and you CAN read other PMs. I don’t, that’s like reading someone’s diary in my book — but we had admins resign recently who seem to be double agents. [Scoble?] [Pretty Paula?]

When tech support comes on I’m going to ask that Admin feature be disabled for PMs for everyone, but that won’t help in your situation.

Meanwhile, for ultimate privacy, email me directly at webmaster@kimkins.com. No one reads those but me. I feel sooooo bad.

Scoble? PrettyPaula? Guess not. Keep trying.

That member responded, and then Kimmer replied again.

Kimmer wrote:

. . .I got the tech guys to figure out how to turn off “admin mode” for PMs and they did, so now no one can read anyone’s PMs. Too late for you, but better than nothing.

I feel badly about this. Don’t worry about me, I’ve been fighting the anti-Kimmer for almost 10 years.

:kiss:
K.

PLEASE NOTE: All these PMs (and those to follow) were read and copied by using “Admin Mode” AFTER Kimmer so earnestly and sweetly told this “useful” member that “Admin Mode” allowing admins to read all PMs had been turned off. I’ll post more on this tomorrow.

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Re:Nice Try

maureen61 wrote:

Enough already!

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for defending the site actions on this seemingly never ending trail of postings about the deletion of a journal. Please make everyone play nicely. The negativity is really having an impact. I have always relied on this site to keep me upbeat……not feeling it so much anymore. Your energy, on the other hand, is quite refreshing.

SingingLass wrote:

Thank you hun. I have now locked that thread because the conversation was not moving forward, but rather the same couple of people kept trying to stir things/ ignore the explanations that were honestly provided. No reason to allow things to be negative or build in that direction. We are doing our best to keep this a safe place, and I am really sorry that things are a bit edgy at the moment. All of this should blow over eventually though.

::hugs:: ~ del

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September 19, 2007 at 7:24 pm

OddManOut

I thought kimmer or one of her minions posted a long time back that she did not have time to read all her emails so she had someone else doing it.

September 19, 2007 at 7:25 pm

wow

Dear Heidi,

Please refrain from using my name while spreading your lies and deception.

Thank you,
God

September 19, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Scoble

Heheeeee—–Heidi no double agent here….LOL….try again my dear. I just read your PMs to figure out who the REAL you is and I SURE found out too! The Kimpire is crumbling isn’t it? And you have no clue where the moles are to exterminate ‘em…….heheeeeeee.

September 19, 2007 at 7:43 pm

Kim

Is anybody else getting a good laugh from thinking of Heidi’s expression anytime anybody knocks on her door?

September 19, 2007 at 10:39 pm

katinsac

If you remember from PMs, there’s an “admin” feature and you CAN read other PMs. I don’t, that’s like reading someone’s diary in my book —

Heidi…the above is a blaitant (sp) lie!! You read my PMs in June and even sent me a PM where you made comments in reference to it…however, you again tried to say you “would never do that” but quoted things that were only in the PM!!

Hopefully, soon, you will have time to write your own diary!!

September 20, 2007 at 12:00 am

Ginger

Does anyone know what forum software they use? I know that vBulletin does NOT have an option to read PMs, though it can be intentionally hacked to allow it. I install forum software as part of my job, and I’m not aware of any forum software that has a built in option to read PMs. I could be wrong, I just have never seen it. I believe they DO read them, but her comments would lead you to believe it’s a normal admin function. It’s not normal. I’m also aware of another website that got into a lot of legal trouble over reading PMs, since there was no disclosure that PRIVATE Messages could or would be accessed, and privacy was implied as it is with email.