Circle of Moms Arguments

Mandy - posted on 07/21/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I've started to notice that it's difficult to post an opinion about anything without someone getting offended or replying harshly. I'm all for being tactful, but do you reckon we should all try and be a little more tolerant of other people's opinions, and maybe take things more lightly? With a GSOH? Just a thought ;-)

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Firebird - posted on 07/21/2011

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I've been a member for nearly 3 years and I haven't noticed a change. There seems to be no more and no less drama than there was when I joined. I've also seen many threads like this, calling for people to be more tolerant, polite and respectful. They never work.



People have different tolerance levels: some people find it hard to tolerate a person calling baby formula "rat poison", and others can't tolerate being told that they "grotesquely mutilated" their baby by having her ears pierced. As for me, I just can't tolerate stupid people.

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I'm with katherine- although I have seen some overly 'ethusiastic' responses on here, they pale in comparison with another site I've seen where they REALLY get down and dirty! that said I agree with Marina too- sometimes with voice tone, facial expression etc that you would get in a face to face being absent things can be misconstrued. BUT that said I also cant cop the occassional name-calling and crap that goes on when someone doesnt like what's being said, it's kinda childish and brings us down

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Bonnie - posted on 07/22/2011

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Shannin, I started doing daycare about 6 weeks ago so i've been really busy and in turn I have rarely been on, but my kids have been sick, so I had this week off. Start again on Monday. I'm going to try to come on here more often again though. Thanks for noticing:-)

Katherine - posted on 07/21/2011

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Yes, it's really nice to be able to get to know one another. I've met a lot of great people here.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/21/2011

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True Amy, and the groups usually are not nearly as large, making it so you can develop friendships...you can really get to know one another.

Amy - posted on 07/21/2011

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I agree with Katherine alot of moms post questions but they don't get the answers they want they get offended and angry when no one agrees. If you don't feel lie you're getting the support or answers on the main forum try one of the other ones you may find that they are more supportive and may not be so negative.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/21/2011

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Katherine is right, when you take into consideration the other groups that are out there. Like I said, this is nothing.

Katherine - posted on 07/21/2011

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I really don't see any problems. The only time there are any "arguments" is if someone is debating. The other times is if someone asks a question and wants only one answer. I've been on here administrating for 3 years and haven't seen anything too serious.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/21/2011

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Bonnie, have you been gone for a while? Glad your back if you have been. :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/21/2011

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Nope.....I disagree. Actually some of the worst fighting I have seen has happened around the holidays.....maybe stress levels go up. Either way, you get a whole bunch of different personalities discussing important issues, and tempers can flair. Especially when we can not hear tone of voice, or make eye contact.

Tamara - posted on 07/21/2011

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I have noticed it goes in cycles. Maybe since its summer we moms are getting hot, exhausted tired of being cruse directors so we are on edge more about posts. and respond more out of that then we may normally would when things are going better. Idk just a thought.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/21/2011

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You ain't seen nothing yet Mandy.

I have been a member for about 2 years now, and it really is all about the way people decipher the written word. Sometimes when we are being genuine, it comes across as judgmental from another perspective. The more you are on, the more you get to know others and their written "tone"....but yes, sometimes there is undeniable rudeness.

Brandee - posted on 07/21/2011

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Everyone has their own opinions and the great thing about these online boards is that you can quickly receive so many different opinions/ideas/scenairos/etc. I haven't had anyone respond negatively to me and I don't think I have been disrespectful to anyone else. This board has been helpful for me as a first time parent to bounce ideas off of other people in similar situations. Different things work for different families. Ultimately peole have to decide what works best for them regardless of what other people say. I hope this site can continue to be a help to parents like it has been to me.

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