Do you think that people, primarily women, answer here and dont think about the repurcussions of their words?
There has been 2 incidents since yesterday where I thought posters were unnecessarily rude. Now these 2 users were not new users, known members from this board.
The first called every post an asker posted had been stupid and didnt dignify a serious answer (she asked about how others wash their childs hair because she was finding it hard)
The second concerned myself, I was asking about my daughters diet and the user proceeded to tell me obesity ran in my family on both sides (how she 'knew' this I dont know, because I didnt even know this), implied my daughter would end up obese and insulted pictures I had posted on previous Qs. I have had this user blocked for some time, so she went to trouble to log out and in to answer.
I couldnt care less, but perhaps if I was asking when my PPD was at its worst, I may very well have gotten upset by this. Its all very well to say - dont use the board if you take it so seriously - but for a woman suffering from PPD, her head isnt where it would be if she wasnt struggling.
I dont know what these women get out of it - if its through insecurity, dissatisfaction with their own lives, or if they are just immature and nasty people who get a giggle out of it.
So a few Qs I suppose -
Has anyone been unnecessarily rude to you?
Did it bother you, did you just shake it off?
Do you think that as mothers we should practice being a bit nicer instead of just coming at a user with insults and silly comments?
And if you have / had PPD, did the comments bothers you at the time?
Q - ive left this dam baby to cry for an hou already and it still isnt sleeping
A - I will be rude
Q - i dont know what to do, i think i will try CIO, Im desparate
A - I will be nice.
In the 2 incidents I mentioned, the tones of both Qs were not aggressive, serious Qs, legitimate. It was the answerers that were the problem - everyone else managed to answer the Qs fine