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Weigh-In Areas Differ

When I weigh myself on a hardwood floor versus a carpeted area, I weight approximately 50 pounds more. It would be very simple for some one to take a picture of the scale of a hardwood floor, then a carpeted one and claim that they lost 50 pounds, when in all reality, the surface you weigh yourself on may drastically change the weigh-in results. They should be a precaution or rule that you must way yourself in the same area as before to keep results accurate.

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      • LundeenetcLundeenetc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I moved to a new house in the middle of a six-month Dietbet. It's common sense not to use a scale on carpet--as long as the scale is on a hard surface it should be the same.

      • akane20akane20 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think this is a customer service issue. It should, of course, be clearly stated in the rules, but you would also hope that honest players would use their common sense to find a good weigh-in area for their photo. Also, I'm guessing that Dietbet staff will reject photos on carpets, but you just don't hear about it that often. :D

      • TeaTea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        isn't it obvious that you wouldn't put a scale on carpet (or any softer surface) ?? or is that just me... cause it sinks in and it can never give you a right number... but any hard floor (tile, wood, laminate...) should give the same number i guess. for the full length picture i can understand that sometimes u need another place where u have the space so that's ok i guess but the picture of the number and word should always be on a hard floor

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I usually take a picture of my weight when the scale is standing on tiles and my fullbody picture on carpet, because that's where my only floor length mirror is. I hope that isn't considered cheating? :/

      • jhostmanjhostman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just got a new job that will require me to be out of town for a few weeks - so this isn't even remotely feasible for me. I can take my scale, sure, but I can't take my floor.

      • elkfordianelkfordian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was just on vacation and weighed in from our travel trailer. The floor was different. This idea isn't practical for this reason.

      • Hanan AmmarHanan Ammar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The problem with that is if you are traveling. I will be traveling for 3 months beginning in June. I plan to join the Transformer starting in June (or possibly May). There is no way I could do all the weigh ins i9n the same place. I could have a similar floor type (for example tiles and laminate flooring) but that is as close as anyone traveling could get.

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