Ok, I am going to post this and frankly, I could careless if it pisses people off. I'm tired of holding my tongue and not speaking out against the ridiculousness of this site anymore... It's getting old.
First off, the hacking -- seriously? If you need to hack into someone's account for attention, especially on a site such as this (a parenting/pregnancy/ttc site) then there are problems that the people of this site cannot even begin to help you with. This site is for women struggling to have a family of their own, are pregnant and excited to be expecting a miracle or are parents themselves and would just like to talk with other mothers that are in the same situation as themselves. It is not a site for drama, rude/crude comments, swearing and cursing out others because of their honest opinions, nor fakeness. It's real women with real lives. Go somewhere else!! You need help! All you're doing is causing honest members to leave IAP because of your crap. What do you want? What are you trying to accomplish here??
Secondly, the teenagers with their "potty mouths"...wow. I am not bashing teen mothers, as I was 17 when I conceived my daughter and I was 18 a month before her birth and a senior in high school. I've been there, I've done that and I've made something out of myself and that situation and am damn proud too. Seeing teenagers on this site, talking trash, bashing other people's opinions or views, swearing like a trucker, really makes me sick. Just because your a teen mom doesn't mean that it's ok to act like that. And the sites that are set up by some of these younger members are appalling too. You're supposed to be a mature young parent -- what child would want to see their mother dressed like she belongs on the street (some of which while pregnant) and posing provactively on a parenting website. This isn't myspace! It's I-Am-Pregnant. A community for MATURE, GROWN UP, EDUCATED people. It is a FAMILY SITE. I read a blog the other day that sounded like it was written by a 9th grade "wannabe homeboy" with all the "tha, da, dat, wuz, cuz, fo, sho..." -- Seriously? That is how you talk? I might consider getting a better education. Because you should definately not be bringing your kids up like that. Again, that goes to show the maturity level of some people. Ohh and their cussing -- I've noticed that most people that have sites on here under the age of 20, cuss like a trucker. If you want to post stuff like that and then you have the nerve to have your page saying that you wanted to be treated like an adult -- then you need to grow up and start acting like one. No one should be posting stuff like that on their pages. It's a bit ridiculous and a little embarassing. I am embarassed for you.
That leads me to the last thing, the cussing... wow... the cussing! I counted 17 "F-bombs", 14 Sh*t's, 6 B*tch's" and so on in ONE blog -- ONE!! Are you kidding me? Is that really necessary on this site? I cannot repeat myself enough about how this is supposed to be a Family Community, it is not a place like Myspace -- yes in someways it is similar -- but the honest, caring and mature members of this community would like to keep this site cleaner and much different from Myspace. And it's hard doing that, when we have members of this site talking like they should have soap in their mouths. Call me old school, but there is a time and a place when you HAVE to or WANT to cuss and this is NOT one of those times nor places. I am embarassed to tell anyone (my family/friends) that I belong to this community anymore because I am afraid of what they'll read.
IAP -- if things don't start changing a bit and getting back on track of things (ex: pregnancy, parenting, ttc) that this community is SUPPOSED to be about -- you're going to be losing all your GOOD and HONEST members. And what you're going to have left is a Myspace for the Immature, with trash talking, bad mouths and attitudes and complete fakeness. The entire idea of this site will go down the toilet because it cannot seem to be managed anymore. I will be one of those members leaving. I tried leaving once, but because of the great friendships I have made over the course of the last year and a half, they convinced me otherwise...now I'm starting to rethink the latter. Do something about this! Take a stand, delete these sites that are writing such rude and immature things. This is not the place for it.
Again, like I said in the beginning I am sure I am going to be stepping on quite a few toes that read this. But again, I'll reitterate, I don't care one bit. It needed to be said. There is NO excuse whatsoever for the way people have been acting on here lately. No excuse at all. Please do not leave me comments bashing what I've just said, they WILL be deleted without being read.
Thanks and hopefully I can remain a member of this community for the next pregnancy...make me a believer.
3 Comments on IAP Drama
mrsbotti07 - Friday, 4 Sep Havent been on in a couple weeks and whoa! Well I completely agree with you. This site has turned a complete 180 in just a year. I started the same time as you and I guess to say the least... We were blessed to have it the way it was...now... honestly I feel bad that TTC, and Pregnant women wont have what we had in this site. BIG AMEN to the swearing teens. When I was 18 with a baby you def didn't see me talking that way. OMG! I took pregnancy as a ..." well time to step to the plate and accept responsibility." thats completely lost to a generation just a few years younger than you and I. SCARY. My heart breaks for there kids. I can only pray for miraculous divine intervention for their child's sake at the very least. lol Good for you to stand up , Speak your peace and dont waver. If you dont stand for something, you'll fall for anything. I applaud you hun =) I wont be on much either, only from time to time... Take care sugar.