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What advice would you share with newbies to CM?

If we don't agree with you, you can argue your point all you want, we still won't agree with you. Caps won't sway us.


Asked by jeanclaudia at 5:48 PM on Aug. 2, 2013 in General Parenting

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Answers (46)
  • when you ask for advice from strangers, you're going to get the truth, not sugar coated BS...thats what real life friends are for.

    Answer by okmanders at 1:48 PM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • 1. Don't come here from Facebook and, in your first question, spew vitriol at well established members because you're not hearing what you want to hear.
    2. If you're looking for validation, keep looking
    3. Don't bump threads that are more than a couple of days old
    4. Grow a sense of humor. Lots of hilarious women on this site and you'll get much further if you lighten up, Francis
    5. Posting the same question multiple times with just a few words changed will not likely get you any different responses AND you'll earn the scorn of established members (Please see #2)
    6. Like it or not, people here have earned the respect they are given because they've invested in this site for a long time.

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 6:01 PM on Aug. 2, 2013

  • 1)You can not change anyone else's opinion any more than they can change yours so don't even try.
    2)Google is your friend
    3)If it sounds like it is from the Jerry Springer Show... we will treat it as such. Especially if you go anon or you have no other questions or answers on your profile.
    4)Spelling and grammar matter. Typo's are one thing, ghetto text speak another.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:53 PM on Aug. 2, 2013

  • SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 5:56 PM on Aug. 2, 2013

  • If someone saying, "use spell check", is offensive- perhaps you should log off

    Answer by feralxat at 5:52 PM on Aug. 2, 2013

    • see this is it, guys..... you're mom-shaming people into asking anon and terrifying new members by being so brash, abrasive, cold. A few select high school-ish meanies are using honest seekers of help to bash and shame and make themselves feel better about whatever is wrong internally or in their life, etc.... it's disgusting. This site was NOT created for people to suck it up buttercup. it's a forum for moms to help moms.

      Again, I repeat, if you think we're bad in answers, you should try the Newcomer's group. You're Welcome and GOODBYE


    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:11 PM on Aug. 2, 2013

  • If you ain't got a thick skin, grow one. The moms here aren't here to validate. They're straight shooters. And if you don't want people judging you, don't go airing your dirty laundry.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 6:58 PM on Aug. 2, 2013

  • if you come in and ask a question and jump down the first person's throat- three will defend her immediately

    if you then call everyone who answers your question names (with colorful language) be prepared for massive derailing with pics

    Answer by fiatpax at 9:13 PM on Aug. 2, 2013

  • Not to take everything so serious. One if you are easily offended this is not the place for you. If you do not know how you got preggers not the place for you. If you are greedy, self centered and self important you can stay until you stop being a laugh. Oh and if you are asking about abusive men because you might go back leave. Okay I am done.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 5:56 PM on Aug. 2, 2013

  • 1) The truth hurts so if you can't take the pain then don't ask.

    2) We are honest & we'll tell you what we think if you ask.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:57 PM on Aug. 2, 2013

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