Maybe I can hang out with them sometime, maybe even make a friend or two.
For the first couple of months I was on the site, I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of drama.
The moderator stepped in several times, all to her stress and no avail; the site’s rules do not allow her to simply delete a post, unless the user requests it.
I don’t always gravitate toward like-minded thinkers; while easy, it’s also boring.
I don’t mind people calmly stating their opinion on heated topics like gay rights, abortion, breast feeding, or daycare.
No cattiness like you find on some women’s forums; no judging; no snipping at each other. Especially since I left my first moms’ group in my area under less than ideal circumstances.
Here, at the new one, I thought I’d found kindred spirits, women who discussed mothering, womanhood, and current events not necessarily with eloquent speech, but at least with what appeared to be open minds. Someone commented about “lurkers”, an ever-present danger on any internet forum, but especially troubling if you’re giving away even the tiniest details of your life, your location, your kids.
While I have no problem with men joining mom forums, and can even understand the different motives behind such a move, I can also understand that some women might feel intruded upon if, say, men were commenting on breastfeeding or period threads.