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Old 03-30-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy It really bothers me when people don't think before they post...

The title says it all- it really bothers me when people don't think before they post something...

For example- One thread asks the age difference between you and your sibling/s you answer: My sister is 5 years younger than me. On another thread it asks should a 7 year old be able to watch Twilight? You answer: My sister is 7 and my parents let her watch it. What did you just do? Gave out some personal info probably without even knowing it! (note: these were made-up ages)
Another thing is being rude towards other members... sure, you might not always agree with them, but instead of posting something really negative that might hurt their feelings try stating your opinions in a "nice" way that won't hurt anyone


So please, take the extra 10 seconds before posting to think about this:
  • Will I ever regret that I posted this?
  • Is it giving out any personal info or breaking the rules?
  • Could it hurt someone else's feelings?
Thanks for reading and I hope this will serve as a reminder
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: It really bothers me when people don't think before they post...

Thanks for the reminder! It's so true that just re-reading your post can change a lot of things.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: It really bothers me when people don't think before they post...

View Post Originally Posted by webkinz101
Thanks for the reminder! It's so true that just re-reading your post can change a lot of things.
Yes, I agree... I always make so many mistakes... LOL
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:02 PM   #4
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Default Re: It really bothers me when people don't think before they post...

This deserves a Thumbs Up!

I always give my posts a once over, not for personal info because I never post that anyway, but so that I'm sure it won't sound mean or degrading.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:07 PM   #5
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This is very true.
ANY info like that can be risky to give out. After all, what if your sister joins?
Then a bad person will know exactly her age or worse.
It's important to always read the rules before posting, and look over your posts.
Old 03-30-2009, 08:08 PM   #6
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Default Re: It really bothers me when people don't think before they post...

A good reminder, and a good point - even if it seems like you're not giving out personal information, someone who regularly browses the site and reads your posts may be able to put two and two together and figure out personal information you haven't said outright if you give too many details.

I like chatting and answering polls, and sharing my experiences makes me feel like part of the WI community, but it's easy to get carried away! I've had a couple times where I've looked at what I've written and thought better of it, then re-worded things to something more general. I'd say don't give any more information than is necessary to make your point, and be sure to steer clear of the sensitive topics like age and location.

Rudeness, I've found, tends to result in people not giving your opinion serious consideration, so it pays to be nice.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:18 PM   #7
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I agree, I always check over my posts to see my spelling and when I do, I always check to see if I am giving away personal information. That's why I never have given out my name or age, I see all the new members posting thier names and nobody really cares now. I'm almost never mean...
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:21 PM   #8
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This is a great reminder

I always re-read my post to make sure it makes sense, or doesn't sound rude.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:25 PM   #9
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Default Re: It really bothers me when people don't think before they post...

I agree with this. I am always a little bit suspicious of polls that ask kind of genreal/vague age-type questions. Like, is someone doing this on purpose, or is it all very innocent? I'm not accusing anyone of anything, but with the internet you never know for sure who someone is and I think it's good to be a little suspicious once in a while.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:31 PM   #10
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Default Re: It really bothers me when people don't think before they post...

This is so true!
You have no idea who's on the other side of that computer screen. And like Psykobarbie brilliantly pointed out, it could be purposeful or tottaly innocent. Someitmes people just want to know the age of people they are talking with.. whether it be innocent or purposeful. However, this is still against the rules.
I wish people could re-read their posts just to be safe. It's truly sad what can happen to kids... with just a little info posted on a different thread.. it all adds up. Great thread! REP!

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