Post # 1
…or do you feel this way too: When I read a kind of crazy-sounding post from a very new bee (1-10 posts), I think it’s fake. I start to respond and then don’t… because I think it’s just a shilling post.
…maybe it’s just me…. I know we all have our own drama, etc…. but some of these posts CAN’T be for real!!!
Post # 3
I always wonder, “is the sister bridezilla she’s posting about ON WB? And is that why she signed up? To get all passive aggressive on her sister’s rear?”
and usually end up responding in defence of the person the newbee is pissed at.
No, you’re not alone.
Those of us who spend a lot of time here…. well, it’s like we get to know each other. If you’re new, you can’t expect anyone to have your back until you’ve had theirs a few times. And even then, we’re still going to be brutally honest with each other. That’s what I love about WB – the honesty, but yet without snarkiness!
Post # 4
I wonder too, sometimes, if some people are fakes or just messing around, but if I do respond I always respond as if they were totally serious… doesn’t mean I always say what they want to hear if they’re being ridiculous or selfish about something and they want us to back them up! But I’ve realized after seeing a lot of the break-up posts and just living through my own life the past year that 1. not everyone planning a wedding has the right foundation for a marriage, but they don’t always realize it, and 2. life is truly stranger than fiction. I asked for advice as a newbie on a parenting board a couple months ago and I’m pretty sure most people who saw it were thinking “No way her life could really be that bizarre”, so I try not to put that judgment out on other people.
Post # 5
not just you, definitely =)
Post # 6
i dont know, even some older more experienced bees have some prety odd if not tv worthy drama
Post # 7
LMBO @Mrs.Rabieh!!!!! You’re not kidding!! But I do love the way we can agree to disagree here without the snarkiness that’s on some other boards.
Post # 8
Yeah I love how not many people on here are snarky. Have you been on the craigslist boards? There are some terrible spammers on there.
Post # 9
No, definitely not alone. I’ve been a member here for over a year so I think I’m pretty good at weeding out the crap. Once a poster gets into the 20s I usually take what they’re saying a bit more seriously. I think I would advise new members to build up their status by responding to other members before they start posting their own drama. When I see a person has 1 or 2 posts and is writing a long post without paragraph breaks or anything, I usually click out of it.
Post # 10
I especially don’t like the new people that try to boast about a site so that you’d check it out. Those I know are fake. Especially because the spelling and grammer is all wrong…we’re not that dumb!
Post # 11
@ jingle96 – yeah I agree. The people who have like 1 – 10 posts and are mostly posting about websites, are usually either plugging (advertising) them, or… really have nothing else to do (or so it seems).
Post # 12
Well i for one know that all my posts have been real!
Post # 13
I am so with you. I’ve started leaving coments and then looked and saw it as the poster’s first post or that they never followed up and begun to doubt the credibility. This is especially true when the post is a product/website review.
Post # 14
Sometimes I think that, then other times I think maybe it could be real. So hard to judge. I like to give some the benefit of the doubt.
I hate it when newbees post links in every post to their blog or something! UGH! I consider that worse spam than the people who may not be telling the truth!
Post # 16
I agree when it’s a post about a vendor or product… But if it’s an embarrassing or sensitive issue, I usually believe them. I think it’s possible that people who are on these boards may make a new screenname to post something embarrassing or sensitive so that people don’t know it’s *them*