Research Opportunity

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    May 19, 2008 5:30 PM GMT
    Greetings, my name is Aaron Blashill, and I'm a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Saint Louis University. I, along with my faculty advisor, Dr. Vander Wal, am conducting a study examining eating behavior in gay men. The current study has been approved by the IRB at Saint Louis University. We are hoping that you would be willing to assist us in our research. The study is a collection of several questions which are available to complete via an on-line survey. The estimated time to complete the survey is 30 minutes. To show our appreciation to those who complete the survey, we will donate $1 per individual who successfully completes the survey to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is the largest gay-rights organization in the United States. If you would be willing to complete this questionnaire and/or forward this message to other gay men who may be interested, we would greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact myself (Blashill@slu.edu) or Dr. Vander Wal (jillonv@yahoo.com). You can access the on-line survey by copying and pasting the following link:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=pGodm2sxW1bP7iAkLUPzaw_3d_3d

    Best regards,

    Aaron J. Blashill, M.S. & Jillon S. Vander Wal, Ph.D.
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    May 19, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    Is that a wind up?

    Sing it with me:


    "So maybe your gonna be the one that saves me
    and after all you're my Vander Wall"

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    May 19, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    Yeah I took the quiz and it yielded I'm a Smith, the Absolut Hunk??? Why??????????

    Which Sex and the City Character are you?

    You scored as a Smith.

    You are Smith. You are absolutely gorgeous to the status of model material. But under that exterior you are kind and caring to the person you love and nothing stops you from showing this love. You aren't afraid to share your feelings and want everyone to know exactly who you care about.

    Smith
    100%
    Stanford Blatch
    95%
    Samantha Jones
    92%
    Charlotte York
    83%
    Miranda
    83%
    Harry Goldenblatt
    67%
    Aidan Shaw
    58%
    Steve Brady
    58%
    Carrie
    42%
    Mr Big
    33%
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    May 20, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    bfg1 saidIs that a wind up?

    Sing it with me:


    "So maybe your gonna be the one that saves me
    and after all you're my Vander Wall"

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    OH man, that was so funny... A+ for that!
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    May 20, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    AJBlashill saidGreetings, my name is Aaron Blashill, and I'm a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Saint Louis University. I, along with my faculty advisor, Dr. Vander Wal, am conducting a study examining eating behavior in gay men. The current study has been approved by the IRB at Saint Louis University. We are hoping that you would be willing to assist us in our research. The study is a collection of several questions which are available to complete via an on-line survey. The estimated time to complete the survey is 30 minutes. To show our appreciation to those who complete the survey, we will donate $1 per individual who successfully completes the survey to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is the largest gay-rights organization in the United States. If you would be willing to complete this questionnaire and/or forward this message to other gay men who may be interested, we would greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact myself (Blashill@slu.edu) or Dr. Vander Wal (jillonv@yahoo.com). You can access the on-line survey by copying and pasting the following link:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=pGodm2sxW1bP7iAkLUPzaw_3d_3d

    Best regards,

    Aaron J. Blashill, M.S. & Jillon S. Vander Wal, Ph.D.


    Well, he's not asking for money or a plane ticket from Africa cuz he thinks you're really cute and wants to know more about you and be your friend.

    Perhaps, if he went thru the site manager and got this officially sponsored by RJ, members here would take it more seriously.

    Note to Blashill and Vander Wal: we get all sorts of unsolicited stuff here online, so please forgive our skeptical and jaded response.

    DUN WORRE YUR SEEKRET ARE SAFE WITÂ ME
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    May 20, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    I took the survey. I wish you well on your research.
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    May 20, 2008 5:04 AM GMT
    Ugh. I always answer surveys honestly, but there are times when I know that my response is going to be misinterpreted. For instance, how often have I eaten an amount of food others would consider unreasonable? Well, often; I have an insanely highly metabolism. But at the same time I didn't lose control of my eating--I ate a lot because I needed the food, and people would consider it unreasonable because it's surprising someone my size can eat 3-4 plates of pasta in one sitting, or a loaf of bread and a block of cheese.
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    May 20, 2008 7:50 AM GMT
    bfg1 saidIs that a wind up?

    Sing it with me:


    "So maybe your gonna be the one that saves me
    and after all you're my Vander Wall"

    icon_lol.gif


    ROFL

    STFU, You're ruining one of my favorite bands. icon_lol.gif

    Blashill, I'll try to take the survey later. icon_smile.gif
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    May 20, 2008 8:10 AM GMT
    Survey?? What survey???
    Isn't this the official "Sex & The City" quiz??
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    May 20, 2008 11:13 AM GMT
    Isn't SLU a big time conservative Catholic university?
    Not sure I want to give them any info, anonymous or not.
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    May 20, 2008 12:10 PM GMT
    Thank you all for your comments, they are appreciated. I did want to respond to a question regarding SLU. Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution; however, consistent with its Jesuit mission, is a commitment to social justice for all oppressed groups (GLBT folks included). As a gay man I can personally attest to a surprisingly liberal environment on campus. If you have additional questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me (blashill@slu.edu).

    Best,

    Aaron J. Blashill
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    May 20, 2008 12:41 PM GMT
    AJ, do you really want this to work? Upload some naked pics of you on the private photos section then put it out as a token (by unlocking it) to those who have completed the survey. LOL! x
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    May 20, 2008 1:20 PM GMT
    ok took it. You're welcome.
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    May 20, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    I'm so wary of any online surveys like this there were a number of reports about these recently as absolute scams to get your personal details for identity fraud etc.

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    May 20, 2008 3:28 PM GMT
    AJBlashill said If you have additional questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me (blashill@slu.edu).

    Best,

    Aaron J. Blashill


    Why are you researching the eating habits of gay men?

    funny pictures


    BWAHAHAHAHAHAH REDHEADED ENGLISHBRITISH GUY
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    May 20, 2008 3:52 PM GMT
    Enjoyed the survey, however, wish there was more about the actual eating habits/patterns and also including ones weight, height, BMI. Was minoring nutrition and love it, so i'll be interested to see what the results will be.