(Closed) Unpleasantness on the Bee lately

posted 5 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 4
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482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Creiddylad:  I see all your formatting and paragraphs fine; I’m on a desktop πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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10563 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Creiddylad:  It’s been on and off for me today.  Right now your posts look fine!

Post # 8
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1251 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I agree with you. WB is a place I love coming to, because there is community here. Everyone is nice/kind (with a few exceptions that usually end up being banned). I try my very best to never, ever say anything that could come across as rude. And if I feel like my response to something will be rude, I simply don’t post. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Creiddylad:  Your post looks good to me! And I wholeheartedly agree with you! I love this site because people are so nice, but I have been seeing terrible comments lately! I don’t know what I would do if someone wrote nasty remarks to me  like seen I’ve seen around lately!

Post # 10
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2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

These things seem to go in cycles, someone makes a post similar to this, then eventually the site calms down for a while. This too shall pass πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

your post looks good to me and i’m on safari. πŸ™‚ i used to be a member of the other site but i couldn’t stand the bitchiness and judgmental attitudes over there. i wish i had known about this site when i was wedding planning. it’s nice that there are non-wedding related boards so i can use the site even though my wedding is over. πŸ™‚ i’ve noticed a lot of mean stuff lately. i tend to stay off those threads or not comment because i don’t want to get into it with strangers on the internet. i definitely feel like if someone doesn’t have something constructive to say to the OP then just don’t comment. 

Post # 13
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I 100% agree. I do think, however, that this meanness and rudeness is inevitable when you have a large group of women (let’s face it, we can ALL be kind of bitchy sometimes) from different walks of life that don’t always relate to one another talking about sometimes very personal issues. Plus, this is the interent, and we all know we can’t relay tone very well, so things can sometimes be taken the wrong way.

(I hope I don’t seem stereotypical and rude saying this. The stereotype that women are catty had to come from somewhere.)

The good thing is that we are also very supportive, kind, and empathetic in nature, which is why this site is so great, and why I think people feel safe enough to post things deeply personal to them without fear of getting ripped apart.

Post # 15
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12833 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree, to a point.  Honestly, this is a forum for opinions, and sometimes people misinterpret opinions as rudeness.  Sometimes people post things that ask for outright opinions (“Do you like this necklace?”) and then get mad when people post contrary opinions. 

Sometimes posts are rude.  Sometimes, though, they just don’t fall into the popular opinion on the topic.  I hate being in the minority on some posts because I always feel like I’m going to get ridiculed for having a dissenting opinion.

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