Threads your sick of seeing?

Bernie - posted on 07/01/2011 ( 120 moms have responded )

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So I've just noticed the smacking/hitting debate thread has been posted for the gazillionth time.
What are the threads that annoy you the most or sick of seeing?
Mine would have to be the smacking debate, breast vs bottle feeding.
Thanks

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Krista - posted on 07/05/2011

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The only threads at which I get truly irritated are the ones where a mother asks what she should do, but she already has her mind made up and is simply looking for validation. So she gets pissy when people give her advice that is contrary to her decision.

e.g. There was a thread on the welcome page recently where a mother talked about spanking her 13-month old, and asked if that was too young for spanking. The overwhelming response was "Yes, that is absolutely too young for spanking!" And all she did was give excuse after excuse, justifying her actions. So it was obvious that her question was insincere. She didn't give a sweet damn if anybody thought that 13 months old was too young for spanking. She just wanted all of us to pat her on the head and tell her that she was doing the right thing. And it irked me, because she was wasting our time.

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The shoot-off "comeback" threads.



Why are you judging me?

Why do people think they know everything?

I'm going to do whatever I said I was going to do, despite asking about it and getting 300 replies saying I shouldn't

Tara - posted on 07/05/2011

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The posts that bother me the most are ones where the mom has a question about something but has already decided that she or her neighbour/mother/mailman/ etc. is right and if we don't agree than we are attacking her.

I also can't stand it when someone says "Has this horse been beaten to death?"
Cause really there are newbies all the time and we don't allow people to drag old posts into the present. We will delete any posts that are brought up from the distant and not so distant past.
So anyone new coming on wouldn't know that we had debated circ. or spanking last month. So to them it's not a dead horse but a stallion at the starting gate.
:)

Jodi - posted on 07/05/2011

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Or the ones who give so LITTLE information (such as just what is in the title) you have to ask "well, how old is your kid" or "well, where do you live, that would help", and they never bother to get back to you on that. So you can't help them anyway......

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Something else I am sick of- not a specific thread, but fly-by-nighters. Moms who post, and then never follow up and give additional info, more details. Just up and disappear. Another one of those "wasting our time". There was a huge thread like that at Xmas time when a mom posted about her 16-17 year old daughter who wanted to spend Xmas with her boyfriend's family. The couple have been together for 2 years. There was a huge response to this thread, and the original poster commented maybe 3 times out of 200! Then never to be seen again!

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Krista - posted on 07/06/2011

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I think Liz is exaggerating a wee bit, Stephanie. It's ALMOST that bad, though..

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"My son is 10 months old and hasn't started his PhD in neuroscience yet. Is this normal? Is he delayed?"

Bernie - posted on 07/06/2011

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The other threads that annoy me to are the dead beat Dads- not all Dads are dead beat!
The other ones that really annoy me is when a mother refers to her childs father as a "sperm donor" I know of families created this way and that rubs them up the wrong way!
Definition of sperm donor+they go to a clinic make a donation (they are only reimbursed for their travel), and have no financial gain per say.

Jessica - posted on 07/06/2011

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threads where the ppl posting judge what they assume to be correct. I created a thread looking for suggestions and support... and two ppl responded. 1 person was constructive and one was destructive and judgmental. BOY was that one "fun". Sometimes it isn't the posts that bother me.... its the responses. I understand things looking for support because that's what this site is for. BUT... the judgment can go in the box with if you have nothing nice to say.... then keep the parenting class comments to yourself.

Jessica - posted on 07/05/2011

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"my relative hates me/my kids what do I do?"

"this grandparent is creating an unsafe/disrespectful environment, what should I do?"

Kate CP - posted on 07/05/2011

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The ones I can't stand, hands down, are the threads about baby cereal. Yuck. Just...yuck. :P

Stifler's - posted on 07/05/2011

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I started a thread on one of the communities about the witching hour in the afternoon and then like the next day someone else basically posted the same question worded differently. In the same community. As far as I know my post is still on the front page.

Katherine - posted on 07/05/2011

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Someone started a NEW thread on the welcome page about bathing, because she felt it was "interesting." I'm thinking how many MORE different responses could you possibly get????

Katherine - posted on 07/05/2011

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Someone started a NEW thread on the welcome page about bathing, because she felt it was "interesting." I'm thinking how many MORE different responses could you possibly get????

Jessica - posted on 07/05/2011

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I didn't know we deleted stuff... hm. makes sense though. I would have been intimidated myself come to think of it. being under someones thumb and then seeing that... I would have been... not that you would know that NOW... lol.



Circumcision is by FAR the most annoying and most common annoying thread I can see. Nobody knows what the foreskin is FOR anymore?!!!

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Am i pregnant.

Should i have another child.

Breast v's bottle.

All i got for now.



I love the what should i name my baby..saves buying a baby names book .lol.I have seen lovely names i wouldn't of thought of.Maybe come in handy for next time.

Jenni - posted on 07/05/2011

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Krista, you've been away for a few days.... you have no idea what fires were ignited by that thread. :o

Jessica - posted on 07/04/2011

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threads that only exist to boost up bigoted moms (that would be threads like this.......... but they get irritating because most of those moms can't even try to see another side) those just exist to reassure a group of moms they are not the only ones who say something like (for example) screw poor people.

Carmina - posted on 07/04/2011

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lol this is making me laugh so hard haha young mums saying dont judge me. im a young mum but im a nice one at that and i dont find i get judged i actually get compliments no one has ever said anything rude to me! my son is beautiful and im always dressed nicely and so is he. and if it does happen, get over it its gonna happen regardless because it really should have been planned better, i take all responsibility for that! also potty training, my son wont sleep, am i pregnant? ..

Shannintipton - posted on 07/03/2011

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I had a hard enough time setting up my first profile(s). I don't think I could go threw that again. Oy vay.

Stifler's - posted on 07/03/2011

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Bahahah Shannin, I was joking. I can't keep up with my own profile.

Jodi - posted on 07/02/2011

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Yes, people get warnings before being kicked off. And having fake profiles is against the CoM guidelines. Depending on what you are doing with that profile, depends on whether you get booted off or not. But yes, there are some regulars who have been booted (for various reasons) and HAVE been known to come back with fake profiles. But it's no-one you would have known Shannin, they are from before your time :)

Shannintipton - posted on 07/02/2011

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What are you trying to say. Okay I will go somewhere else. I will shut up. I will leave now. I wont stay here anymore tonight. I am leaving now. So here I go. I am on my way. See me go. Okay good night. bye. so long. see ya. tee hee

Shannintipton - posted on 07/02/2011

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Does anyone have a 'special profile' for special occasions? Don't have to give up the profile name. Just wondering. I had a second and third profile but not on purpose. LOL It pissed me off at the time. LMFAO now.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/02/2011

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Do you get kicked off of CoM without a warning. Have regulars been caught doing this. Probably cant say....duh How interesting. Ah the life of a troll. I dont think I could keep the story straight. Bad memory. Tell the truth and no lies to tangle me up.

Mrs. - posted on 07/02/2011

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Ha! I've changed my name...naw I actually like it when people make up separate profiles and have "secret" identities. It is a lot of effort to make up a fake life and all that.

Still, it is more exciting than those "is porn cheating" posts.

Kate CP - posted on 07/02/2011

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I honestly don't know. I know she's still working, so that's good.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/02/2011

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My mom was in Joplin, Missouri. What a mess. My aunt's work was destroyed but she was okay. Her neighbors where killed. I think.... think three of them. Yikes. So yeah I hope Sharon and her family are okay.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/02/2011

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Wow I hope people don't ever ask Hey where is that crazy bitch Shannin Tipton. Actually I would love it. I am like that, you know.

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Speaking of causing trouble, where's Sharon Grey been? I just noticed a day or so ago that I haven't seen her post in a while...

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I most definitely deny causing trouble. I haven't had time....I just changed my name last night! ;)

Shannintipton - posted on 07/02/2011

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I get bored and send out "Anyone want to chat?" Messages. Maybe you have seen them. tee hee.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/02/2011

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Just got here again. Sharon that sounds sad. Really sad. I would feel sorry for her not mad. :(

Jodi - posted on 07/02/2011

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I suspect most of the trolls are actually people who have been previously blocked or removed from CoM, and register fake profiles to come back and stir up trouble. We've caught a few of those out........



Or they are bored teenagers who think it's funny to make up some really stupid post.

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I love when the trolls get called out for who they really are!



But even sadder, I have been on Mom boards- remember the old AOL boards?! And there were women that were not just trolls, they had severe psychaitric issues by making up babies, kids, families, and fantasy lives. And these were women that were posting on a very regular basis. And it happened at least 3 instances. But the most extreme: There was one women that I posted with for 2 1/2 years, and it turned out that she had an early trimester miscarriage. She lived in this on-line message board fantasy for 3 years making up everything related to her non-existent son!

Rosie - posted on 07/02/2011

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exactly who changes their name to take out their aggression? couldn't it be that they're bored and want a change?

Shannintipton - posted on 07/02/2011

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eww sounds like fun. Don't worry people not going there. Do they ever get caught?

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