(Closed) Is anyone else now highly skeptical of first-time posters with blowout stories?

posted 1 month ago in Weddingbee
Post # 2
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3896 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I live for those crazy posts!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

I’m a little less suspicious of the ghosting threads and more suspicious about the crazy story that just keeps getting more and more absurd with every update. I could totally see ghosting on a thread that got a wildly different response than I expected, like no one agreed with me AT ALL or the responses seemed overly harsh etc. It can be uncomfortable to face when you’re in the wrong or when people are mean, and I’d probably opt to ghost the thread and create a new account if I wanted to stay. But the ones that just seem SO determined to argue that they’re in the right when there’s 10+ pages telling them they’re cray cray…I have to wonder about those. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

What I hate is the responses on these viral threads that are from a member with 1 post history. Like, did they see it on social media, create an account, and say their opinion and bounce? Because they never stick around. Is it a fake account to add to the comments for the article/thread to gain traction? It makes me uneasy. Lol. A LOT of us post some pretty personal shit on here. 

There for a while it seemed to correlate with the holidays, which made me suspicious about teenagers out on school breaks with nothing better to do. Which is utterly infuriating. 

Also, more often than not they post and ghost. My biggest pet peeve is no updates or responses to the overwhelming number of comments. Like, hundreds. Maddening. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

A lot of the posters are likely just trying to hide their identity which is fine. If I had a major question regarding my relationship to ask, I would do the same for privacy sake – even more so now after this!

that being said, some of the REALLY crazy ones are trolls IMO. I’ve noticed several lately that just couldn’t have been real. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2017 -  California

Post # 9
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8527 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Dang, I am missing the fun. I’ve seen some recent doozies, but from members who have a pretty consistant history of posting doozies, responding while ignoring all the advice, then returning in a week, month, or year to say “Everything is still the same, what should I do now?”

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

chelbell23 :  I agree with this. Not everyone can handle the truth especially when people in their real life sugar coat things.

I don’t even bother responding when some people post unbelievable stories unless they follow up in a sincere way.

What confuses me though is some unbelievable posts by non-new bees with some history of posting. A good example is the recent thread (which later got deleted) where this lady was talking about her husband going to lunch with a group of coworkers and one of them being female was bothering her. It’s really hard to determine if that’s just someone trolling or if people like that really do exist? I guess they do but you never realize it in real life since they don’t openly express things in real life. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Yes a little, particularly when its be an account that pops up out of nowhere and then produces a string of unbeliveable stories or complaints, the first example that springs to mind is the woman complaining about her husband not using her 5 laundry bin system and a string of other crazy things all in one week and then I havent seen her pop up again since. I was recently amid typing out a very considered and heartfelt reply to a monsterous family drama story when I saw a mod had closed to board due to it being from a ‘sock puppet account’, which was the first time I’d heard of such a thing. So there deffo are stories on here that are totally ficticious but I suppose we should initially treat them as though they are true just in case? x

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

happiekrappie :  I guess like a PP said, all we can do is assume they’re innocent until proven guilty 🤷🏻‍♀️

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Anyone got a link for the ring story? I must have missed that one!

I agree there are more random posts recently. I try give them the benefit of the doubt but if I think it’s too far fetched I just don’t read/respond xo

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

happyjuju :  If you’re talking about the one that was on the news sites, it’s been deleted since then. 

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