Post # 1
I just wrote an entire vent on another board and once I was ready to hit submit, I realized it wasn’t worth putting it out there on the internet. All I needed was to type it up, get it all out there, and then close the tab.
Post # 3
I haven’t done that, but many times I have written a response then deleted it when I realized the OP probably really doesn’t want to hear what I have to say.
Post # 4
I’ve totally done that too. I do it more with comments than posts, but I’ve done it a few times with posts. With comments, though, it’s almost every day. I feel like I either delete all or post with no self-editing and put up some totally random response
*hits submit before I can delete this one too*
Post # 5
Yup, all the time. I still feel like some I’ve already posted are silly.
But oh well. 🙂
Post # 6
I do this ALL THE TIME!!! Even with responses to other threads. I will write out a whole thoughtful response then Im like “ah forget about it”
Post # 7
Hah. I usually don’t get that far. I get really passionate and start typing, and then just kind of give up & think “what’s the use, they’re never going to get it through their thick skulls anyways”. Sometimes I’ll keep reading the thread, but a lot of the time I just try to stay away from it.
I think part of the thing keeping me from posting is that I don’t want to get in “trouble” for thread-jacking, etc. Plus I hate getting involved & invested in a thread and then having it get closed down because there was — horrors of horrors! — an actual debate going on. The second someone gets mud tossed at them on here, bam boom bang say the mods, and poof, it never happened.
I understand it on the one hand, and I support WB’s right to be able to decide what content they want on their site. And I like the rosy, supportive, kittens & puppies & rainbows atmosphere. But I just feel like they should just ban non-wedding-related/non-relationship-related/politically-controversial topics, if they’re going to be so hardhanded about moderating the boards.
Post # 8
@Jenniphyr: I respect and agree with your comment about WB’s policy, however I don’t want this to turn into one of “those” threads lol
Post # 11
oh yes. it’s a regular thing for me as well.
Post # 12
Yup, I’ve done it a few times. Sometimes I think it might be taken a different way or sometimes it sounds a bit too b&tchy. Sometimes it just better to have it written and then not post.
On a side note…I think the mods here have one hell of a job moderating everything on this site. It’s a tough job. They don’t want to be the bad cop all the time. I think if it weren’t for them, this site would definitely not be as supportive as we are. And that’s why I’m still here.
ETA: Oh, btw, I’m just a hostess not a mod. Oh, and we do have rules on this site so we and they are just trying to keep this community as supportive as we can. The mods are not out to get people. When rules are broken that’s when they need to step in.
Post # 13
@firsttimemom: Yeppers. I did it tonight actually too. DH and I got in a fight and I was going to post it and then when I read it back I realized I was being totally illogical and never hit submit. (I then sent an I’m sorry text as well, but we that’s not the point of this thread either lol)
Post # 14
Usually if I’m going to start a thread I’ve thought about it a lot before hand so no–not with threads. But ALL THE TIME with responses. Usually I realize that getting into it isn’t worth it once I’m done.
Post # 15
I do that all the time. I think that’s why my post count is so low :p
Post # 16
Now that I think about it, I definitely do it a lot more with comments. Especially when the thread is on page 8 and everything I’m typing has been said 582502 times.