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Do you hate being harassed by overzealous group admins or owners?

Yes, I'm going to be a chicken and post anonymously. I enjoy cafemom and the many groups I am in. I just don't have time to post every day. I get a few minutes to myself here and there and will pop into my groups randomly to see what's going on, have a laugh, or check out the latest pics posted. I may not have time to comment or create any new ones. I try to interact at least weekly in most of them. It's an online group-no one's life is at stake by my lack of interaction! I don't like being harassed or called a troll. (I thought trolls caused trouble. I don't cause trouble!) I don't consider myself a "lurker" either because I do interact sometimes. Anyone else feel annoyed by overzealous group owners or admins?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Feb. 28, 2010 in About CafeMom

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  • Yes, some are kind of nasty! It just makes me want to leave the group. Hey, that's probably their point in doing it!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • They're just trying to keep their groups active. I don't think it's personal.
    AzDesertBlossom

    Answer by AzDesertBlossom at 5:02 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • I've never been in your position. I'm on every day, very active as far as replying, occasionally posting, but most of my groups I "lurk" in...my defense is the groups are extremely slow and they're just...idk... . I've never had anyone say "speak up or get out" or anything like that, or tell me to be more active/quit lurking, just the basic bulletins to everyone in the group on rare occasion. Sounds like you're in some snarky groups if you're dealing with that!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • I've only run into one or two in the 2+ years I've been on CM. I just leave their groups. It's not worth the irritation.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 6:31 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • I do, but just like every other area of life, there are people who think themselves important and need to feel important. I just ignore them and they usually go away.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:49 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • As for posting anonymously, I always post anonymously no matter what the circumstances. When asked why....because I can.
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 6:50 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

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