Comments we'll happily publish and ones we won't (and why)

We've published THOUSANDS of comments since we launched this blog. And we review EVERY SINGLE ONE first before deciding to share it with the world.

We do that for a few reasons:

1. We don't want people using swear words or talking about inappropriate stuff.
2. We don't want people being mean to each other - especially the person who's been brave enough to share a problem and ask a question.
3. We don't want anyone sharing too much personal info about themselves. For instance, we don't want to publish anyone's phone number or home address or email address.

But 99.9% of all the comments we get don't break any of those rules. And we are super amazed and grateful for the wonderful, kind, funny comments that you guys offer up every day.

Recently, we received a few comments we chose not to publish. One bunch came from someone who was pretending to be different characters in the Pink Locker Society books. It's excellent that you've read the books and know the details so well, but we'd like everyone who posts on this blog to be themselves. You don't have to give your name - Anonymous is fine - but we'd rather not have people pretending to be other people.

Another group of comments came from some girls who maybe didn't even realize they were being a little mean. We didn't publish those comments because they used what I call the "aggressive uhm."

What's that? When someone says "Uhm, or um or uh..." before the rest of their sentence and, by what follows, seem to want to the other person to feel stupid.

Here's an example:
Uhm, well for your problem you need to go to the doctor.

This just felt a little mean to us, so we deleted this comment.

Another one started like this...

Um, Annie, I have those allergies, too ...

Uhm + using another commenter's name = we won't publish it.

So stop the aggressive uhm and keep those wonderful kind, honest, and understanding comments coming!

Think pink!
Jemma

50 Comments:

All comments are reviewed by KidsHealth® and will be approved prior to posting.

Posting tips: No swear words, mean talk, or personal information, such as last names, school names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses should be used.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I have typed some inappropriate queations to you guys. I'm really sorry.

Hannah

August 7, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Jemma said...

No worries, Hannah.
Think pink!

August 7, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Anonymous CharleyBear201 said...

Some people consider talking about breasts is inappropriate, so what is not OK to ask or post?

Please answer,
CharleyBear201

August 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM  
Anonymous taylor said...

I have did that. i am really sorry. i dont know what i was thinking. i will start asking better question

August 9, 2011 at 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Jemma said...

No problem, Taylor.

Think pink!
Jemma

August 9, 2011 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Jemma said...

@CharleyBear201 We have published lots of stuff about puberty, body changes, and growing up. So that's all fine. Meanness and swear words are not OK. Thanks for asking.

Think pink!
Jemma

August 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I made up a little story.

Sorry!
Sorry!
Sorry!
(ect.)

August 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Audrey said...

Hi! Uh... Um... Those are mean sometimes. But if I am uncomfortable then I say:

"I am too... Um, how do we deal with that?" But I try to do it in a way that no one well think i am making fun.

August 11, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u might be a late bloomer girl

August 13, 2011 at 2:52 AM  
Anonymous beth said...

Jemma I am really upset because the Borders bookstore is closing and thats where i get all my pls books! :(

August 18, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Beth
i know. that's where i got The Pink Locker Society and all the other books on my shelf! what am i going to do?

August 19, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try searching for other bookstores near you and if that does not work go online.

August 19, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jemma i only every see your name why dont rhe other girl go on the blog

August 26, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya I toattly agree with you why arent any other girls posting???

August 31, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi PLS, i am in the middle of the PLSbest kept secret book.i love it all!!I love all the people, but if i had to pick a fave it would be jemma!
keep up the advice and making the books!!!

♥Immy♥

September 1, 2011 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi PLS,
its me agian... im looking for some advice-you see im going into 6th grade and i have my 'you know what',and at my school im not aloud to carry a purse or anything to keep stuff in it... WHAT DO I DO??!!!

♥Immy♥

September 1, 2011 at 6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi pls, I have a problem. my mom won't let me do anything. I'm 12 years old and she won't let me wear makeup until high school, or consider dating. I'm talking group dates and saying he's your bf where nothing really happens. everytime I ask her about these she tells me I'm trying be 'fast' (which i'm not) and to not ask her again. It's not fair isn't it my decision,my face??? plz help!!! thanks pls :D

September 4, 2011 at 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is a word that you are afraid to be called, but you're asking a question and you need to use that word is it ok?

September 4, 2011 at 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Tutu said...

Well, as long as your under her roof, you live by her rules. And why not just sit with him at lunch and call it a date? Thet way, she can't see you w/ him, and she can't stop you from going to lunch, can she??????

September 4, 2011 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous ♥Immy♥ said...

@ anonymous,

i see wut your going through...i hav the same problem....but it's not that bad.Mabey on the make-up you could ask her if you could only wear eye shadow(light peach kinds)and mabey some lip-gloss and brown light eye liner, You know...ask about natural colors first and then the eye poping colors last?Thats what I did and it worked!But i'm sorry i can't help you w/ the dating issue's...i'm your age and i honestly have to say,crushes and liking each other is one thing...but going on dates at 11-12 years old is another.I'd hold back 'till 8th grade for that.

September 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Jemma said...

@Anonymous It's fine to share the actual word someone is calling you, though we might bleep it out if we publish your question.
Think pink!
Jemma

September 5, 2011 at 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi
I haven't done anything out of the rules!
Great idea to tell people what they should be doing and learn from their mistakes.
PlZ post my question it's important!
bye x

September 11, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can anyone help me? my discharge really has slowed down and for 8 days in a row ive had belly ache does this mean im starting my period?

September 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish someone would answer my question before school tomorrow

September 15, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im having problems with a boy... I liked him and he liked me but then my friend stole him away and then apologized saying she didnt know. i said its ok but im really hurt and the boy and her text all the time and he wont text me anymore. im sad all the time now and jealous wen she tells me he said something sweet. wat should i do?

September 19, 2011 at 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That really helps next year I will need to know that.

September 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well,at school a boy likes me and I think he's ok. But,sometimes his friends tell me how much he likes me. Should I believe them?
P.S(they say he wants to ask me out but too shy, what to do?) Help!

September 28, 2011 at 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

write him a note

October 3, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont worry... just wait untill it happens!

October 13, 2011 at 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im almost done with puberty allready(11 years... YIKES) i am nervous i will get my period at school with no pad!!!!!!!!!!! HELP

October 13, 2011 at 6:19 PM  
Anonymous islah said...

@anonymous
dont worry just tell your mom that your almost done puberty and ask if you could bring some pads to school with you. Keep it in you bag in a secret place or something. Im almost done puberty too if it happens then put toilet paper in your undies or ask a female teacher that you trust like Jemma said in one of her blogs or something. Dont be ashamed to keep a couple of pads in your bag.
Hope this helped
Islah :)

October 18, 2011 at 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Rhonnie said...

my mom just told me to put some pads in my bag:)

November 2, 2011 at 11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

guys someone called my friend a little b**** in front of me! should I tell her? I feel really bad

November 2, 2011 at 11:19 PM  
Anonymous dadazzlingstar said...

you should. it helps for people to know what other people are saying about them and then they can verify whether its right or not. thats the main problem with really crowded schools for bullying. no adults take the time to get to know their students and they do not pay as much attention to child behavior as they should. ii know from experience because when i was in grade 5, this weird pervertish bully called me a f****** b**** in front of a 3rd grader.i still have not got over that.

November 9, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks

November 11, 2011 at 2:06 AM  
Anonymous strawberrylemonade346 said...

Maybe I have said ums and uhms lately. I really regret it now.

November 17, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i say uhm it isn't a rude uhm i just say uhm alot. like for instance today my mom asked me if i had eaten hot lunch from school and i said uhm... no wait ya no. so not all uhms are meant to be rude

December 3, 2011 at 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

plz help somebody! i have no idea what age i will get my period at because i am 11 and for the last 3 years i have been getting this yellow discharge stuff.(GROSS!)

December 5, 2011 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it okay to say "Guys are like that"? I just posted my first comment and now I'm worried!

December 10, 2011 at 10:13 AM  
Anonymous KatieBug said...

Being Fair... GO PINK!!!!

December 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Brianna said...

I'm getting glasses and I dont know what my friends will think. Knowing one of my friends she will probably make fun of me behind my back! Please help!

December 28, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Anonymous PLSgirl said...

Long story short: I have growing pains, so extreme I had to go to psychical therapy for THREE MONTHS!! Then I'm supposed to wear a HUGE boot, that weighs I don't know how much, and it KILLS ME!! I'm very sporty, and it hurts me to be weird and different. Help!

January 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dislike it when other ppl are mean

January 31, 2012 at 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

be nice people are different no matter what were all people

January 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM  
Anonymous flying bookworm said...

The Golden Rule is the most well known rule on earth.
"Do unto others as you would do unto you."
In other words; DON'T FORGET YOUR MANNERS!

February 6, 2012 at 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you get your name up there instead of anonymous? If you know can you please help me because I do not know how to every time I try it doesn't work. -Icygirl;)

March 13, 2012 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you do that too? And what's a URL???
-Lulu

May 13, 2012 at 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Juliett said...

In the song Wide Awake by Katy Perry she says "I'm falling from cloud nine" i was wondering, what does cloud 9 mean?

August 10, 2012 at 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Meelilly said...

I'm not sure why I feel the need to post this, but it's just really distressing.
So here is my story. I was at gifted. We were going to do a project. This girl was doing one with me. I seriously wanted to do the art. But this girl made me type it. I got really mad at her. Later she looked in her cubby. There was a note about her with the b word, among others. The worst part? Everyone except one of my true friends thought it was me.


(as if this wasnt obvious, I didn't do it

September 9, 2012 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope witch is a good thing

August 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM  

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