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Been a while since we've had this one, so let's give it another shot. THIS QUESTION IS NOT IN ANY WAY A COMPLAINT ABOUT CM OR ITS MEMBERS. IT IS A DISCUSSION ABOUT HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN GENERAL ON THE INTERNET.
You would never start a new job on the first day by telling your new co-workers they have an attitude problem or that they're doing their job wrong. You wouldn't meet your date's parents for the first time by waggling a finger in their face and accusing them of being rude to someone on the other end of the phone, especially when you can't hear the whole conversation. You wouldn't join a new church or book club or PTA group and introduce yourself by asking everyone why they're such bitches and why aren't they more supportive of you. You most certainly wouldn't show up to the neighborhood playgroup for the first time and butt into a conversation, immediately taking sides and telling one complete stranger they're right and the other that they're wrong.
So why the hell is it people come onto the internet, meet a huge group of thousands of new strangers, and do exactly that? This is hardly specific to CM, it happens all over the internet. I'm just wondering why it's so difficult for some people to figure out.Answer Question
Anonymity can go a long way in increasing a person's animosity.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:16 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Answer by tessiedawg at 11:16 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 11:18 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Tessiedawg, I don't think it has to do with the anon button. I wouldn't know you from Joe if I saw you walking down the street. We are all anon's unless you know someone in real life.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:18 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Answer by maecntpntz219 at 11:19 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
That is true. I have meet two people here on cafemom that I have not meet in real life, but I know a great deal about them.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:22 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:23 PM on Nov. 29, 2012
Answer by maecntpntz219 at 11:24 PM on Nov. 29, 2012