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Has anyone ever noticed how mean some of the people that come here are?? I don't think the content of the post matters either. It could be a hot topic post (ie abortion, religion, or my fav spelling ) or it could be a simple as I lost a dress size. No matter what it is someone will be SOOOOOOOO rude and say something mean and get the thread in a big uproar. I think people do it cause it does not show your screen name so there is no accountability. If we are here for support let just be nice!

Wed. Aug 8, 10:39am

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I agree with you 100%.And fine... everyone has the right to their opinion but if you have nothing nice to say or constructive do not say anything at all.I REALLY think that if people Totally Ignore those people making MEAN comments as if they were invisible they would give up they just like to direct the attention towards them self Everyone ignore those people It takes 2 to argue.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:03 AM

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I agree! Ignore the mean posters that share nothing but negativity. It will shut them up pretty quick. I am here for support and KIND words :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:05 AM

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On the one hand, the anonymous postings make sense- someone is a lot more likely to share an embarassing story or question or problem if they can't be named.
Unfortunately, some people are taking advandage of the anonymity to be total d!cks.

I gotta admit, I'm guilty of baiting people every now and then, though I don't think I've ever been actually mean to anyone...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:09 AM

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even if i post a comment with my user name, "starlet", you're not going to know who i am. what does the anonymity matter?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:13 AM

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You'd be surprised at how much a user name and a "# of posts" under that name keeps people civil... or, points out trolls to the moderators.

I know I posted a question once, came back two hours later and someone else had started posting as the OP. That was uncool.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:29 AM

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creepy. i never thought of that.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:30 AM

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Ooohh.. I never thought about that one.

What if people start and argument then start posting again agreeing with themselves so that they look like they had a good argument?

That make sense? haha.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:47 AM

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People in general are like that. I don't know how old you are or how sheltered of a life you've had but from my experience that is how a lot of people are. Especially WOMEN! Even if the community boards showed peoples user names it is still an anonymous site and though you'd be able to see who wrote what you still wouldn't know who they really are and the fact that you can go in and change your user name would make showing a user name pointless. Just ignore it. I think must people post mean and rude things because they are either jealous or just want to start trouble or they really are mean, cold and have no compassion or empathy towards others. I will say one thing that I've learned over my 40 years, and that is no matter who your talking to there will always be heated debates over 2 things, politics and religion.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 12:09 PM

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Good luck with that OP. There's a reason why reality T.V. shows are so popular - people, in general, love a good fight. (sad, but true)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 12:52 PM

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to be fair, people also love to see those who need help get help. what about the reality show "total home makeover" or all of those talk shows that do make-overs? the "underdog" theme is hot in popular movies as a main theme, too. i think the problem is mostly with interpretation. some people think it's more "nice" to tell-it-like-it-is, while others prefer to put a postive spin on what is essentially criticism. what one person finds "rude", another person might find "normal".

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 3:21 PM

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