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May. 22nd, 2008 | 12:10 pm
posted by: ginabuny in badparents

Ok, so I'm having an influx of requests to join.

If you have recently requested to join and are a member of parent_drama or any other parent-group snark communities, you will be rejected.

That's just how it is, and that's how it will remain. If someone slipped by me after my 3 hours of crappy sleep last night...oops!

Nobody here needs the nonsense involved in snark communities...we're all friends and we're here to support one another. Take your childish nonsense elsewhere. Thanks! :)

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she's a jar with a heavy lid

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from: girlsknowbest
date: May. 22nd, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
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i'm in parent_drama. oops. but i would never bring this community to a snark community. it REALLY IS an internet safe space.

plus, everything is locked and I think that's a TOS violation anyway, right?

hope I can stay. I like it here.

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she's a jar with a heavy lid

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from: girlsknowbest
date: May. 22nd, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
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also, if you'll look at my parent_drama track record, i'm generally advocating for the bad parent being snarked. if that helps my case at all?

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Gina

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from: ginabuny
date: May. 22nd, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
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I'm not removing you if you're already here...I can't possibly go through all our members and check for that sort of thing.

I'm just letting anyone from p_d who sent a request today that they won't be getting in.

I've had 20+ requests today alone, and 90% were also in that community. Someone's talking! :)

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pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

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from: bafleyanne
date: May. 22nd, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Yeah, I think for those people who are already in the community for a long time, if they were going to cause problems just on the basis of also being in a snark community it would have happened by now.

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she's a jar with a heavy lid

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from: girlsknowbest
date: May. 22nd, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
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my guess: it's from the ban on yesterday. that community is a sister community to birth snark or boob nazi or wherever the superior parents live. since the "bannee" is a well known birth and breast nazi in the parenting community circuit, that makes the most sense to me.

but what do i know?

CAN SOMEONE HAND ME SOME TOILET PAPER??!

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Angriest Selenomustelid Pagan Community Moderator

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from: moon_ferret
date: May. 22nd, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
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*waves the roll under the divider at you*

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she's a jar with a heavy lid

haha

from: girlsknowbest
date: May. 22nd, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

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sprtwrid

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from: sprtwrid
date: May. 22nd, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
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Well, I understand why you dont want Parent_drama members to join this group, but not all of us are that bad. I have all the drama groups added to my journal, but onl to keep track of what is being said about me and a few of my friends. I also keep an eye out for posts tht are taken from this groups and others i belong to that are supposed to be a safe-haven. I dont participate in the drama, but if having them on my list was the only reason i wouldnt be able to join here I would be upset. What about a vouching system for new member who are in those groups, but dont participate?

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Gina

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from: ginabuny
date: May. 22nd, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
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I think it's probably just best to not let obvious drama-mongers join at this juncture.

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sprtwrid

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from: sprtwrid
date: May. 22nd, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
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Good deal. I've posted more than enough stuff in here that im happy hasnt been taken somewhere else. As a matter of fact, I do have a post coming...lol

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The Reluctant Optimist

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from: littlone
date: May. 22nd, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
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Yup, no bitchy-snarky-buttfaces here!

Yeah, that phrase is still making me giggle:)

I think it's a wise decision as a rule (saves you a lot of time and wasted energy on people who don't deserve it), but I think that if someone tries to join and is rejected, perhaps they could appeal and be considered on a one-to-one basis...

Just a thought. Of course, I don't mod, so I dunno...

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naughtyaelf

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from: naughtyaelf
date: May. 22nd, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
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maybe if they could download margaritas and chips for all of us, and our kids could climb the virtual trees and drop rocks on squirrels while we discuss whether or not this person could be unsnarky enough, and cool enough, to admit to bad parenting.

my vote would depend on
1. excellence of margaritas
2. sense of humour about it all and
3. what they do to their kid when it turns out that the rock dropping has switched from squirrels to each other, complete with blood and lumps. *sigh*

just a thought...

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polkafish

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from: polkafish
date: May. 22nd, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
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I am starting to feel like a little innocent in the woods because I did not even know what is a "snark community".

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Siercia

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from: siercia
date: May. 22nd, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
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You're not missing much... basically, communities that exist solely for the purpose of being bitchy and snarky about posts and threads in other communities.

So, say, parent_snark members watch or are members of parenting_101 and attachedparenting (for two examples) and when clueless people post stuff considered dumb over there or when a drama thread flares up in comments, someone will link to the post and everyone in the snark community makes fun of them.

In some cases, it's a good way to let off steam for some members of a community while keeping the dramas lower in the main community. In others, it's just obnoxious.

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polkafish

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from: polkafish
date: May. 22nd, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I also had to look up "trolling" in Wikipedia.

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she's a jar with a heavy lid

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from: girlsknowbest
date: May. 22nd, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
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sometimes the snark communities are fun times. like when folks don't understand basic biology and they think their belly button cord is attached to their babies belly button cord "and it feels like the baby is jump roping in there" or when they come in asking for genetic testing during pregnancy for the beer they drank the night before, or if a woman comes in and makes statements like "OH HAI, EVERYBODY ON WIC IS A SKANK TRASH DUMBASS. Get out your popcorn, it's going to be funny. However, when it comes down to an elitist group of moms bashing another mom for giving cereal too early or formula feeding, it can get pretty nasty, pretty quickly. i generally join the snark community to whatever larger community it sisters because I'm at home all day with a baby and I don't watch television.

Anyway, yeah, you're not missing much.

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Me

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from: americanmutt
date: Dec. 14th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
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Haha, " i generally join the snark community to whatever larger community it sisters because I'm at home all day with a baby and I don't watch television." loved that. To me it said Snark? You guys have television. What?

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Jennifer

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from: jennanne
date: May. 23rd, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
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I'm so glad I wasn't the only one that didn't have a clue!

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April

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from: zarkarella
date: May. 22nd, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
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I am in Parentdrama... and I don't see a post there. Unless they deleted it, which I really doubt... I don't think that is where it was snarked.

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amazuvirtu

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from: amazuvirtu
date: May. 22nd, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
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Doh!

I posted something similar to my other post about being labeled in my journal. Did not name names or anything. But there are some other Moms who read my journal who might have decided to join.

I will be more careful about this in the future.

~Deanna

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she's a jar with a heavy lid

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from: girlsknowbest
date: May. 22nd, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
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BUSTED!

just kidding. just kidding.

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"A woman who identified herself as a customer"

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from: agateway
date: May. 22nd, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
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I belong to a few communities like that but have never taken anything out of here. I get more out of this community than others parenting ones out there. There's no expectation of perfection as a parent and that is why I love it here.

Hell, we can't be perfect all the time and this community gives us that outlet. :)

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from: cabbage_ruffle
date: Jul. 7th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
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Hi. I was rejected and I'm not sure why. I applied while in the midst of rearranging my profile so maybe that had something to do with it. I'd really like to join though.

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from: hollowpointslug
date: Jul. 14th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
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I don't belong to this group and don't want to. I just bounced here from another LJ out of curiousity.

Looking thru here, I see regular Mod posts by you telling people how they'll be kicked out, how they'll be rejected, and how they cannot post this and that.

I think you (ginabunny) are kind of an assh-le, and really shouldn't be a mod at all. I think if you review your posts even you will likley agree.

There are probably people here who don't want to and shouldn't have to deal with an assh-ole. Please consider the greater good and consider relinquising your Mod status.

Thx.

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Gina

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from: ginabuny
date: Jul. 14th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Oh, wait! Yes. I am a mod.

And, no thanks...I don't intend to relinquish anything. Have a nice day.

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from: americanmutt
date: Dec. 14th, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
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That place is just weird, bad weird. I'm all about childish nonsense but that place I do not "get." :/

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