Is this debate now moot?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-1999
Is this debate now moot?
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Sun, 01-02-2011 - 6:18pm
The lack of on topic debate has made me wonder if times have changed. When I first came on iVillage and this board a long time ago (10 years or so. My dd is now 11 and she was a newborn if I remember correctly), this board was hopping. In the late 90's and early 0's, in the days of venture capital, investment banking, flipping real estate, ecommerce, when cash and jobs were plentiful, was the Sah argument more relevant? Now, with a recession and high unemployment are the Sah advocates deafeningly quiet?

There just seems to be a lot fewer of the "How can you leave your precious babies with strangers?" type posts even before the great upgrade debacle. Or maybe village just isn't as popular as it was.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:35am
i thought this new format would kill long debates but a couple threads in particular have proven that wrong, LOL.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:39am

LOL...Isn't that the truth....


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:46am

But those haven't exactly been debates.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2010
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 10:26am
LOL!

Kevali


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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 10:32am

Nah, it's because sahms have their priorities straight. They sit on the floor and stare at their precious little one's eyes and bask in all the love instead of being online.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 10:50am

We could see if a couple of the Not for debate threads can be moved up here.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 3:17pm
Agreed.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-1999
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 8:43pm
I think WOH Moms can't get on at work anymore because companies are cutting internet service to save money. ;)
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:33pm
I think the new board format has something to do with it.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:44pm

Yeah, it's really hard to debate when we can't refer to post numbers anymore.