Archive for January, 2008


http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=318090

I started out feeling sorry for this lady, but man, things just started on a downward spiral and got absolutely horrible! I’ve followed this, but never got involved. To think, I would have sent my money and probably let my paypal dispute time expire because of feeling bad for this lady.

Anyway, did you know she’s coming back?!?!? Yikes. I’m scared of this being another scam. The site said under new management, with new knitters, but come on! Who takes over a place like that? It’s like buying Enron, or naming your kid O.J. Simpson! It’s not a good idea.

http://hyenacart.com/PoorHouseKnits/

My advice, STAY AWAY, STAY FAR, FAR AWAY. Yes, eventually refunds were given. Yarn was returned, etc. But this has been a long process and anyone who was involved with this will tell you the same.

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What happened to etiquette on the internet?

I’m not talking about any one particular event. But I’ve noticed something across messageboards.Because we are hiding behind our computer screen and not sitting there in front of that person, it seems like many people feel like its “OK” to jump on the bandwagon and start bashing people without finding out both sides to the story.I am not talking about scammers or the people that do the same thing over and over again.There is nothing wrong with saying I disagree with what they did or support the person whose feelings that were hurt but why do we feel a need for a lynch mob and be judge and jury when we do not know whether or not that this was a one time mistake or not?Do you ever get frustrated when you see these threads?

Would you do this in real life?

Does anyone ever step back for a moment from their own personal feelings and think? Think that there is another person at the other end that is “A mother, a sister, a daughter or a grandmother or a father, a son,brother, or a grandfather . That maybe that other person is hurting emotionally, financially or physically. Who instead of a bashing just needs help. Someone to reach out and say,

“What can I do to help you? You are hurting in someway. What do you need?”

I wonder this many times whenever I happen to be on a board and see some very long threads with numerous people bashing someone without knowing both sides of the story.

At one point in my life I might have done the same, but as I grow and mature and learn through raising my own children, it makes me sad to see adults doing what they are trying so hard to teach their children not to do.

 

I just wanted to say that this is a GREAT post. Truly words of wisdom! To many times, (not only on DS but other forums, IM and other places), we do find it too easy to be rude, jump on people, or even add to the herd mentality of things. I know that I have found it best to take a step back before posting or typing.

Props mama! Great post!


In reference to being mentioned in your lovely bash WW and everyone else thread: http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=315444

This blog is seriously, not that serious.

It is a reflection on a place that I like to frequent and chat, sometimes.

I do not doctor or alter what people have said.

I do not try to put someone down, or make them feel bad.

I do not call people names or tell them to get a life, as some have tried to comment.

However, if I see something drama worthy, I might post it. Many have asked why… and where do I find the time to do it. Well, I’m a SAHM with some kiddos, and I sometimes have nothing to do… so instead of mindlessly wandering around diaperswappers and countless other forums, I blog. The same way you have time to write nasty little comments on here, the same way you manage to get onto DS or any other forum you belong to and chat for hours. I spend a few minutes every once in a while…. this is not my life, nor is it my job.

And, since I actually haven’t posted anything in a while, I guess now would be a good time to get searching for more DS drama, right? Woo hooo, go me!

And, really, if you don’t like my blog…. feel free to open a WordPress account and make a blog about it. I won’t bash you for bashing my site… really, I won’t.

Thank you so much for spreading the word.


http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2432379

Even though they pulled it, I want to show everyone just how callous it can be there. Yes, people were actually voting on what they thought Britney Spears would do next… and one option was actually suicide. Suicide is not a joking thing, it is not something you casually discuss like it’s someone running to the store. It is not entertainment, and the flippant attitude by some at DS is dispicable!

View Poll Results: what do you think britney spears will do when she gets released from the hospital?
hibernate at home   2 4.44%
commit suicide 13 28.89%
go out and party   28 62.22%
other   3 6.67%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

CrunchyMama0607

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S/O Britney Spears *poll*

what do you think britney will do when she gets out of the hosp?

mistylaureena

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Re: S/O Britney Spears *poll*

I think she is an A-Type personality. She loves herself too much to actually commit suicide.I think if she did *try* to commit suicide, she is trying to get attention OR CRY for help. But i think she will go out and party. I think she in incapable to sit at home and hibernate. I think she gets too stir crazy alone at home, she fills that hole with party, drinking and drug IMHO
ClothDiaperingMama
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Re: S/O Britney Spears *poll*

I just feel sorry for her and her babies. Afterall.. we are all mothers and I know I would probably ‘lose it’ if my babies were taken away. {Not saying she didn’t deserve it for some of the stupid things she has done}. I just wish that she would realize that if she stopped doing stupid things, partying, etc then she would probably get custody back. I think she may have some emotional problems due to losing the man she married, fathered her kids and thought really loved her. It had to be hard finding out that he didn’t then he fought for her babies. Hopefully she will have to stay in there for awhile and get some help that I think she obviously needs. It was just horrible hearing about her going back to making a video and then having everyone make comments on her body. I don’t know of anyone who has had a baby and looks exactly the same. Our bodies change… that is what make us ‘women”. JMO.
Anyway.. I think if she doesn’t get help that she will probably try to commit suicide. I was just saying that to DH when we watched her being taken away. She looks ‘off’ and I think instead of everyone talking her down… she needs someone to tell her that she is worth something even though she may ‘look’ different, have made mistakes, etc. She needs to know that she can clean up and still be a positive in her sons’ lives. No matter what a parent does, a child always loves them.

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Re: S/O Britney Spears *poll*

This poll makes me sad ladies, I mean I’m usually a “if you can’t say anything nice kinda gal” but I was honestly taken aback when I saw it. I know she’s a celeb and everything but having a poll about whether or not another mama might kill themselves is really disheartening to see.

ClothDiaperingMama

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Re: S/O Britney Spears *poll*

I think the suicide part wasn’t meant to be mean, but really a worry. I think she may and it is because I think there are so many neg. things said about her day in and day out then she lost custody of her kids. Now she knows they are perm. gone or atleast until further notice. I FEAR for her.
I seriously hope that she doesn’t and if she is thinking about it that she gets help so she doesn’t do it.
2LittleLadys
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Re: S/O Britney Spears *poll*

I really dont think she would kill herself. Maybe try again but wont be able to go all the way. I do hope the doctors give her some meds to help stable her. She really needs to clean up her act for herself and her sons.I personally think she will go out and party some more. You know get back in the swings of things with her friends.

So, for the most part everyone is on there that said something relevant. It’s sad, it truly is. I hope people enjoyed their poll, and I hope they enjoyed contemplating their entertainment committing suicide. Let’s not forget that this is another life. Another mother’s daughter, another child’s mother…

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Anyone Else Hate These?

I was looking at the smilies the other day and was shocked to see these as options? My guess is that there is probably a high percentage of users on this board who are anti-violence. It just seems inappropriate to me.Anyone else agree or am I being overly sensitive?
Yes, you’re being overly sensitive! They’re just smilies!!! Are you offended when someone says “beating a dead horse?” Argh!


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Anyone ever scammed buy a BUYER?

I am a little nervous with one transaction I just made selling some dipes. I normally don’t even sweat selling to a newbie (they gotta start somewhere), but I am a little nervous because she has me shipping the dipes to a completely different state than the paypal addy. She said she paid with her moms account because she was having problems with hers, and she forgot to change the ship to address.It is also a credit card payment, if that makes any difference. She only has 1 post, and seemed very ignorant of what do with my paypal addy when I gave it to her:

how do i pay you? I clicked on your link (my email address) and it pulls up an email to it that i cant send or if i copy and paste it to my browser it wont let me go to it…

So after she said that, I was very surprised to hear she even had a paypal account, much less knew how to use her mother’s.I guess I am worried that I might get charged back on the credit card or something, and I’m not protected by paypal because I am not sending to a confirmed pp address. The transaction is for a lot of money- almost $100.What do you guys think?(If the woman I am speaking of happens to read this- I apologize, and it is nothing personal, I just want to cover my own behind.)
You know, I totally get this. I’m only posting this because it will probably get deleted since the mom outs herself. Anyway, it DOES sound fishy. And with all the crap, I don’t think I would be comfortable doing this either.
HollyBennett

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Re: Anyone ever scammed buy a BUYER?

Ok yes Im new to diaper swappers. I also have only ever used paypal a few times in my life. I live in Hawaii and my mother from california is here for the birth of my second child, which is anyday now. The last time i used my paypal account was before I married. My husband is in the navy and we have moved several times since then as well. I am unable to update my paypal account with my married name and new address because I dont remember the phone number we had that goes with the address we lived at when I started the account. I also tried opening a new account and it wouldnt let me because the bank info is the same as my other account. After my child is born Ill call paypal and get them to update it for me so this doesnt happen again. Im really sorry that this has been such a scare for you. I never intended for that to happen. I am ignorant as to how this whole process works but I have to start somewere like you said. Sorry again for the worry.
While this does seem to put you at ease a bit, it’s also still pretty normal for a scammer to try to reassure you of why they can’t do things properly. Someone should teach her how to use paypal.


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I don’t get these auctions?

I just went to the crankypants store on HC just to see what they had in stock and I saw two auctions go for over $200 each!! $200 for one pair of longies – even customized the way you want just seems crazy to me! Maybe its because I will never have $200 to spend on one pair of anything but am I missing something? Seriously is the winner only going to get one pair of longies for that much money? What would make you bid that high?
It’s an honest question. I used to think the same thing.
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Re: I don’t get these auctions?

Where’d that dead horse emote run off to?Oh, I found it, along with some others that are fitting….
Here’s the useless answer. What’s the point in being crappy to newbies?? She didn’t get it. And to lots of people, $200 on a custom pair of baby pants IS a little outrageous. While many get it, newbies will continue to have this question, so let’s just back off a bit, k?
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Re: I don’t get these auctions?

SOOO unnecessary, she was simply asking a question. Personally if I see a thread that I am tired of reading, I just don’t read it and I certainly wouldn’t read just so I could post something snotty.
Ahhh, the sound of reason… but wait, Tararaboomdeea isn’t done yet….
tararaboomdeea

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Re: I don’t get these auctions?

Because you weren’t being snotty? Do you feel better now? When you’ve been around DS for more than 5 minutes, talk to me then. These posts come up over and over again, and it’s ridiculous. Why does anyone else care what people spend their money on? And it’s not as simple as someone “just asking a question”, it’s the way the question is worded, implying that just because you (general you) wouldn’t spend that much, it means others shouldn’t.
Ouch… was that really necessary? Man, this chick sounds like she could use a nice shove off that high horse.