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I know this is something that we cannot enforce but I find it really helpful when we add our country initials to our usernames.  The health systems are so different in each country that advice for one setting may not work as well under another health system. 

There was a time when we started putting our country initials after our names but it has fallen away again.

I don't come onto the forum as often as I used to and I prefer to prioritise my replies for people who live in the UK because I understand the limitations of the system.  While we all understand the principle of weight gain and the treatment of regular nutrition as the absolute requirement for treating eating disorders, so many parents are fighting the health system as well as the illness and they need sympathy and encouragement in that task.  

I also prefer to try and help people who feel 'stuck' (because I know what it feels like) - I no longer feel able to keep up with all the threads.

Are there others who feel the same?  As I say, I do not want to 'enforce' anything - but it did work well for a while.



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You are right Melstev that it is great to know which country people are from in terms of trying to assist them. The health systems are very varied and what may be available to one, is definitely not available to another.

At present though we cannot change usernames with ease. They can be changed manually, by me, however changing a username requires the deletion of the old and to set up of a new profile at present, so all previous posts are all separate. Hopefully this will be able to be rectified when we have our new FEAST website.

In the meantime, especially to those new members, please let us know where you are from.

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Hi Foodsupport,

I had not thought of the implications around losing posts if you change your username.  It is clearly not an easy issue to resolve but as you say, maybe it will be easier in the future. 
Thanks for replying though.  Happy New Year to you and thank you for all the work you do behind the scenes for FEAST as well as for all your input on the forum.

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Hi melstevUK,
I think you are right that it is much easier when we know where the others come from. The country initials are too late for some of us (me too), but we should ask the others to set their country on their profile so we can see it clicking on the name. This is something we can add later without problems.
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You are right Tina, everyone can make sure their country is in their profile, this can be adjusted when logging in to FEAST- that first page you come to allows you to alter your email preferences, and what information is in your profile.
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This is something we discussed some years ago which is why I added UK to my name.
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