(Closed) What's the deal with "TMI"?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I already took my daily dump.

 

Opps TMI?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

well, for things like a birth story and many other pregnancy issues, i think it would be a given that there would be “tmi” type info.  But sometimes people want to ask questions or discuss things that not everyone wants to read about at that very moment, so i assume they put Too Much Information in the title or what not as a “warning” to stay away if you don’t want to read about this stuff.

or it’s a way to get more people reading since most of us have morbid curiosities.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I often open threads that say “TMI” to find that they aren’t Too Much Information at all (same with “pic heavy”) and then those that are Too Much Information have a title that indicates that without the “TMI” anyway. I mean, come on, when the title of your post is “Do you swallow cum?” I think we all know what we’re getting into if we open that thread.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

because discussing a birth (Ie I had a baby, he was # lbs etc) is not the same as discussing the “details” Too Much Information isnt really a warning for dont read, but that this contains more graphic details.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think the problem is that we’re using letters that stand for “Too Much Information” to give a warning that means “Sharing lots of details, peeps!  I warned you, so don’t puke!!”  It’s not really too much (if it were, I don’t think we would share it), but it may be graphic.  We’re friendly, and friends want the details!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@ThreeMeers:  Beat me to it.  Yes, this.  🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Looopy:  Exactly. I just wrote a post earlier about blow jobs and put Too Much Information because I knew some people might get offended on the topic. Personally, it’s hard to offend me, but some others are more… delicate, should I say? 😉

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