Dayna - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
I've read quite a few conversations where there is atleast one or two people who chose to voice their opinions through ugly name calling and rude accusations. And then they defend their lack of basic manners by stating that it is a public forum and they can say what they want.
It is true that this is a public forum, but that should be a reason FOR civility and common decency rather than against. I have no problem with those who disagree with a statement and voicing their objections, however, the objection would be more effective in changing another's ideas and would actually contribute to the discussion at hand if it was, at the very least, lacking in vulgar language and mean spirited comments. Catch more flies with honey and all that.
If you want to spew ugliness, if you want to rant and rave against parenting styles you disagree with in a manner that is completely disrespectful and anti-social; I would suggest that you start your own personal blog and then those who are like minded can choose to read you, while those of us who want to have an adult conversation can be free of you.
Go ahead, attack me. You'll only be proving my point.